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The Symposium Graduate Recruitment and Development Forum on February 26 will feature a joint session entitled:

Why now is the time: Harnessing technology to take graduates on an emotionally intelligent journey from study to the world of work.

The session will educate delegates on:

  • Identifying graduates with the potential for soft skills
  • Ensuring you maximise their potential
  • Development using technology to embed and develop strong emotional and social skills
  • Motivating graduates to take ownership of their own development

The session will be co-led by two HR experts, Lucy Beaumont and Melody Moore, who you can read about below:

Lucy BeaumontLucy Beaumont, Solutions Director, Talent Q. 

Lucy is responsible for supporting partners to grow and develop their business, with a focus on creating and delivering solution based training.

Prior to her role in the International team, Lucy worked as a Senior Research and Development Consultant at Talent Q where she was heavily involved with delivering client solutions including customised projects. This included mapping client competencies to Talent Q assessments, client validations to identify what predicts success within different populations and group analysis projects to understand the profiles of groups and where training and development might be best deployed. Lucy worked closely with UK and International clients including Phones4U, Royal Bank of Scotland, STA Travel and Carlsberg.

Lucy previously worked for QinetiQ where she was involved in assessment centre design and delivery, human factors interactions and survey design work.

Specialist Area:

Lucy specialises in product development, applied research, data analysis and interpretation for selection, development and employee engagement and customisation of assessments.


Melody Moore

Melody Moore, Management Consultant, Hay Group.

Melody combines her psychological expertise and management experience to help clients become high performing organisations. She helps them get the best from their staff, resulting in a happier, more motivated and productive workforce.

Melody has worked with a wide variety of clients in the public and private sector, projects include:

  • High potential assessments for a global pharmaceutical company
  • Design of induction and behavioural development workshops for a number of global banks
  • Leadership development programmes for a global telecommunications client
  • Coaching a range of managers in the public and private sector
  • Team development workshops for a range of teams across the public and private sector
  • Executive assessments and development profiling for a range of NHS organisations

Specialist Areas:

Melody specialises in leadership development, coaching, team development and assessment. Working with individuals, groups and teams, Melody uses her coaching and facilitation skills to help organisations and individuals learn how to turn potential into high performance.

The Graduate Recruitment and Development Forum takes place at the Grand Connaught Rooms, London, on February 26.