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Recruitment and Retention Conference 2020

1 October @ 9:00 am - 4:30 pm

£249.00 – £299.00

Hilton Hotel, Canary Wharf



Covid-19 Update - we are currently rolling out virtual versions of all our events. Please be assured that all bookings will be honoured and will have access to the valuable content shared by our expert speakers.

Attract, recruit, engage and retain

Back by popular demand - this second annual conference will showcase best practice and key trends in recruitment, engagement and retention of staff, with a range of speakers and industry leaders sharing their expertise and insights.

Topics covered will include:

  • Innovative recruitment strategies: creative, stand-out approaches to attract and recruit the best
  • Tools and support for managing recruitment: psychometrics, ATS and online databases
  • Using your own talent to recruit future talent: employee referral schemes
  • Grow retention and engagement; reduce and control attrition: practical ideas to strengthen brand engagement, reduce attrition and develop future talent
  • Build your talent pool: strategically plan to ensure you have the right skills in place, and have talent pipelined for the future
  • Develop to motivate: invest in learning for the team to increase engagement, quality and retention
  • Rewards and benefits: understand your workforce and do you have the right rewards to motivate them to stay
  • Are you an employer of choice? Employer branding strategies which show you as a market leader or inspirational employer

Conference Attendee Questions

Will I get the event presentations?


Download detailed instructions here.

For environmental reasons, we do not print conference presentations.  They become available as a download in your account on this site, shortly before the event.

When your order is completed online, an account it automatically created for you.

Please remember the account login and password you created during the event registration process.  You will need this to access the presentations.

The event presentations are added to this account shortly before the seminar and can then be downloaded. We will notify you when they are available.



In order for people to get the presentations they have to download them from an account on this website. 

If you made the booking, you can download them for your colleague as you already have an account – or they can create their own account.

To create an account, the attendee will need to purchase the documentation directly from the site.  Don’t worry – we will email them a “Coupon Code” to input which makes the purchase free of charge. 

Normally we email all attendees to notify them when the documentation is available online about one week before the event.  We include account set up instructions and the Coupon Code with that email. 



You can find the LOST PASSWORD screen under “MY ACCOUNT” on the top menu of our site or by clicking HERE.


What food and refreshments are provided?

Generally coffee and light refreshments are available on arrival and at tea and coffee breaks throughout the day.  The times of these are made clear in the event programme.

Lunch is served on full day events.  We arrange a buffet with a selection of options to accommodate different dietary requirements, but if you have specific needs please feel free add this on the ‘additional information’ section of the online booking for or to email us.  Contact us here.

I have a discount code – how do I claim it?

If you have been sent a discount or special offer ‘coupon code’ this can be entered in the shopping cart while booking and your discount will be applied to your purchase.

I have a ‘ticket’ email but it does not say the right delegate names?

Don’t worry.  You don’t need the ‘ticket’, it’s just produced by the booking software to confirm the order.  

If you added delegate details on the booking form when you completed your order or told us by phone or email the names of the attendees, these people will be registered and do not need to bring the ‘ticket’.


I am a supplier or consultant, can I attend?

Sorry, but suppliers may not attend as delegates.

We do allow a strictly limited number of suppliers to exhibit.  Further exhibitor information can be found here or by calling our sales team on 020 7231 5100.

How do I pay? Can I have an invoice? Can I pay with a credit card?

Payment can be made by credit card when you book, or you can specify cheque, bank transfer or invoice etc. once you complete the registration form.

An invoice or receipt is automatically sent once booking is completed online.

For cheque and BACS payments, our account details can be downloaded here.

Credit card details can be taken by telephone, please call our account department on +44 (0)20 7231 5100. We do not store any credit card details used for payment.

Online credit card payments are transacted via Paypal – you do not need a Paypal account to use this facility.

How do I book an event?

You can book online
Simply scroll down the page to the “Tickets” section. Select the number of places you wish to book and then click “Add to Cart”. You will then be taken to the shopping cart where you can confirm your purchase details, enter any discount or special offer coupon codes you may have, and arrange payment.

You can book by telephone
Simply call us on 020 7231 5100.

Event Date Changes

Changes are sometimes needed due to circumstances beyond our control such as trainers being ill, poor weather and so on.  In the very rare circumstances that we need to change the date for an event we will automatically offer you a place on the next available event date.  If this is not suitable for you we will refund your booking fee.

We cannot accept liability for travel and accommodation costs and strongly advise you not to book cheap ‘non-refundable / no change’ tickets and to check your insurance covers travel and accommodation in these circumstances.

Can you recommend a hotel near the venue?

Yes! Some of our events are actually held at hotels, but not all of them, so we have put together a page to help you find a suitable hotel near all of our main venues.

Can I cancel my booking or transfer to another event?

Please see our full terms and conditions here .

  • Cancellations can be made up to one month before the event. Cancellations must be confirmed in writing and will be subject to a cancellation charge of £100 + VAT.
  • Cancellations at less than one month from the event date are be subject to full payment.
  • Substitutions may be made at any date and are subject to a £100 + VAT administration fee.
  • Non-payment or non-attendance does not constitute a cancellation.
  • If you want to change to another course date, or different event, we will do our best to accommodate your request, but we reserve the right to refuse changes. Any changes are subject to a £100 + VAT administration fee.

Event Sponsors


If your organisation would be interested in promoting itself through the wide variety of exhibitions, sponsorship and marketing opportunities available at this event, please visit our sponsorship mini-site or contact our sales team at [email protected] or 020 7231 5100.



09.50 Conference Producer Introduction
10.00 The hidden key to recruitment and retention

  • The business case for compassion: a core human value
  • Embedding cultures as an organisational imperative
  • Building health, happy and engaged workplace environments

Dr Amy Bradley, Faculty & Author, Hult International Business School

10:45 To be announced
11.30 What we are learning in Recruitment and Retention as we live through COVID-19

  • The power of employee voice
  • Onboarding - and re-boarding
  • Catchng up, keeping up and staying ahead of the changing landscape
  • Post COVID vision for moving forwards and retaining talent

Claire Battle, Head of Talent, Sagittarius Agency

12.15 Bringing your values out to play to drive retention

  • Discover the power that the 'right' values can have at your company
  • Learn how to bring your values out to play at key employee experience touchpoints to drive engagement and retention
  • Real-life stories of what leading companies have done to discover and bring their values out to play

Debra Corey, Chief Pay it Forward Officer, DebCo HR LTD

13.45 Digitalisation of internal hiring

  • Improving the hiring process
  • Measurement tools
  • Evaluation of initiatives and key learnings

Purwa Rathor, Global Resourcing Programme Specialist, Vodafone

14.30 The role of a brand in attraction, engagement and retention of top talent

  • The value of a clear and transparent employer brand and how to communicate this
  • Differentiation between brands in the same sector
  • Selling the company culture, market position and passion for innovation
  • Role versus brand - and being flexible around different candidate groups and their motivation

Jo Matthews, Talent Lead, LADbible Group

15.15 To be announced
16.00 To be announced
16.30 Conference Producer Closing Address


Some of the experts speaking at this event include...

To be announced

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*Please note these prices are for in house HR practitioners. Suppliers who are interested in attending should contact our sales team on 020 7231 5100 or via this form for more information.



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Recruitment and Retention Conference 2020 - Standard Rate
£ 499.00 £ 299.00
Recruitment and Retention Conference 2020 - Charity Rate
Rate for registered charities only
£ 449.00 £ 249.00


1 October
9:00 am - 4:30 pm
£249.00 – £299.00
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Hilton Hotel, Canary Wharf, London
South Quay, Marsh Wall
London, E14 9SH United Kingdom


Symposium Events
020 7231 5100