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Moving from Recruitment to Strategic Talent Acquisition

Thursday, 1 December 2016 @ 9:30 am - 4:00 pm

Moving from Recruitment to Strategic Talent Acquisition

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Jumeirah Lowndes Hotel, Knightsbridge, London

Moving from Recruitment to Strategic Talent Acquisition


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Recruitment is going through a major shift at the moment, responding to the already somewhat more positive economic environment and the renewed focus on the war for talent given rising skills shortages, as well as changing candidate expectations. Smart organisations are also taking advantage of new opportunities and meeting new requirements for looking for the best candidates using increasingly diverse sources and by using a range of different approaches.

This seminar will review the major inputs to the shift in recruitment, using research, case examples, and the trainer’s and participants’ own experiences. In addition, the course will consider the impacts of the shift on participants’ recruitment activities, recruiter capabilities and their recruitment functions.

  • VPs, Directors and managers of talent management, staffing, resourcing, recruitment and talent acquisition
  • HR staff concerned with employer branding or how they can best integrate with Recruitment
  • Staff from recruitment agencies and RPO providers

Course Introduction

The five vital tools you will learn about on this course:



Understand how recruitment can be designed as a strategic approach to talent acquisition


Have reviewed the technologies available to support recruitment activities and how these can be built into recruitment processes


Be able to identify the best measures, benchmarks and analytics to help monitor the implementation of recruitment activities


Understand the likely progression of the recruiting function


Be able to plan for and navigate through the changing nature of recruitment, selecting the best approaches


09:30 Coffee and registration
10:00 Welcome, Introductions and Objectives for the day
10:15 Strategic Recruitment

  • Opportunities for differentiation and competitive advantage
  • Linking recruitment to human capital strategy and workforce planning focused on critical roles in the organisation
  • Developing an organisation’s employer or talent brand – factors that are important to candidates and effectively promoting what the organisation provides
  • Employee referrals: developing employees as organisational advocates and providers of sourced candidates
11:30 Technology in Recruitment

  • Recent evolutions in technology and the opportunities these provide for recruitment
  • Best practices in use of e-recruitment and internet based applications
  • The challenges and benefits of the use of web 2.0 and social media (Linkedin, Twitter etc) including proximity apps such as Foursquare for push and pull recruitment purposes
12:45 Lunch and Discussion
13:45 Delivering on the Deal

  • Planning for engagement and retention of recruited employees – ensuring the promised job and organisational benefits are delivered
  • The key drivers of engagement and retention which are common to different demographics / psychographics, and how these can also vary according to individual
  • The increasing need to personalise the offer to appeal to diverse motivations
14:30  Afternoon Tea
14:45 The Future of the Recruiting Function

  • Reviewing options for delivering services to meet organisational recruitment needs
  • Developing recruiting as a business partner
  • Identifying measures and metrics to support recruitment processes including recommendations on best practice and best fit metrics
15:45  Conclusions and Action Planning



Jon Ingham

HR Strategy Consultant

Jon is a leading specialist in strategic people management and organizational development issues. He regularly speaks and provides training in Europe, the US, the Middle East and Asia and has also lectured on strategic management, change management and human resources on executive MBA courses across Europe.

He is the author of Strategic HCM: Creating value through people (2006) and is currently completing a second book called Social advantage. He also posts regularly to blogs with these same titles and has recently been recognized as the top global online influencer in talent management.

Before working with Symposium, Jon served as Director of Human Capital Consulting, Europe for Buck Consultants / ACS, as Head of HR Consulting for Penna and as International HR Director for Ernst & Young after working as an IT and change management consultant for Andersen Consulting. Jon delivers a number of Symposium training workshops on HR issues such as business partnering, workforce planning, business and HR process design, organizational design and development and HR innovation.

Jon has a BA in Psychology, a Masters in Engineering and an MBA. He is a Fellow of the Chartered Institute of Personnel and Development (CIPD).

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  • Alex Taylor
  • Lisa Goulding
  • Catherine Stewart
  • Lynne Ridley
  • Gitte Secher
  • April Bestford
  • Shaun Devlin
  • Jo Clydesdale


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Moving from Recruitment to Strategic Talent Acquisition - 1 December 2016
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Thursday, 1 December 2016
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