Graduate Recruitment and Development Forum 2015 – Presentations


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The conference will be an opportunity to share best practice strategies with industry leaders across the sectors and will offer HR, L&D and recruitment professionals, responsible for hiring and developing graduates a chance to uncover both the strategic and practical elements of implementing a successful and innovative graduate programme. Practical tips to build engagement and increase performance. Update for managers, HR professionals and engagement specialists.

The summit will offer expert advice from leading professionals and will feature best practice case studies addressing how to implement cost effective and sustainable engagement initiatives to ensure that your employees not only stay with your organisation but deliver maximum results.

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Coffee and registration

Chair’s opening remarks

Gordon Chesterman, Director of Careers, University of Cambridge

Developing a more strategic approach to graduate and school-leaver recruitment

Creating richer diversity and broadening the talent pool
Setting selection criteria’s aligned to the role
Values and strengths based recruitment
Selection and assessment as the market improves
Carole Donaldson, Manager, Resourcing, John Lewis Partnership

Identifying quality and managing quantity…

Identifying quality hires

– What are recruiters looking for?

– What are the drivers for graduate effectiveness?

Managing a large quantity of applicants

– How can we drive self- selection based on organisational culture fit?

– How can we enhance the candidate experience for successful and unsuccessful applicants?

Chris Small, International Managing Director, Saville Consulting

Questions and discussion with speakers

Refreshments and networking

Innovation in recruitment marketing and process

Engaging graduates through technology
Ensuring your campaign stands out
Ensuring activities are aligned to the role and organisational culture
Christina Kerr, Head of Campus Front Office Recruitment, Barclays

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

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
Lucy Beaumont, Solutions Director, Talent Q and Melody Moore, Management Consultant, Hay Group

Innovative campaigns to attract a specific audience

Changing impressions and your EVP
Improving the candidate experience through innovative communication methods
Measuring campaign performance
Belina Mann, Former Executive Director – EMEA Head of Graduate Recruitment and Sarah Rozario, EMEA Employer Brand, J.P. Morgan

Engaging graduates from recruitment to leadership positions

Engaging the graduate population through open evenings
Monitoring engagement and setting success criteria’s
Using coaching and development plans to engage with senior group
Partnering with business partners and resourcing teams
James Hotham, Learning and Development Advisor, Cancer Research UK

Questions and discussion with speakers

Questions and discussion with speakers

Lunch and networking

Knowledge share networking session

Managing international careers

Supporting rotations and setting up a global infrastructure
Developing international talent
Considering cultural nuances
Examining the organisational benefits of international careers
Andrew Nelson, Global Graduate Programmes Manager, InterContinental Hotels Group PLC

Creating a fair recruitment process

Avoiding unconscious bias
Making sure recruitment underpins your company values
Liane Rainbow, EMEA Tech Campus Recruitment Lead and Jane Murphy, University Programs Manager, EMEA, Google

Building a global employer brand

Successful strategies for attracting candidates and reiterating brand and values
Standing out in an increasing competitive market
Recruiting from international universities
Tapuwa Mtutu, Campus Hiring Lead, EMEA, EMC

Attracting and inspiring people through social media

Making the most of technology
Brining social media to life
Neil Armstrong, Talent Manager – Talent Programmes, Boots

Questions and discussion with speakers

Refreshments and networking

Road map to ROI: the business case for future talent

Laying firm commercial foundations for Future Talent Programmes
Practical guidance for estimating ROI
ROI and Future Talent programmes – some real world examples
Sophie Meaney, Strategic Development Director, GradWeb

Increasing the diversity of your intake for STEM careers

Early engagement with schools
Attracting different genders and socio-economic backgrounds
What to monitor and what to do with the info you collect
Implementing a mentoring system
Anna Fullerton-Batten, Staffing Director and Diversity and Inclusion Lead, Microsoft

Questions and discussion with speakers

Chair’s closing remarks and end of conference

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Gordon Chesterman, Director of Careers, University of Cambridge

Gordon Chesterman began his career in personnel, training and recruitment as a graduate trainee for a multinational company, and in 1983 he joined a major firm of chartered accountants as their graduate recruitment manager. After a period with a small publishing company in Cambridge and running his own training business, he joined the Careers Service in 1995 and was appointed Director in 2002.

Christina Kerr, Head of Campus Front Office Recruitment, Barclays

Christina Kerr currently leads front office campus recruitment across the EMEA region for Barclays. She is also responsible for Global University Relations and Student Marketing. Christina has sixteen years experience in student recruitment and has also worked in higher education as Associate Director of Careers Services, Cambridge Judge Business School. She has a strong interest in diversity recruitment and assessment design. Christina graduated in law from the University of Kent at Canterbury and holds a Masters in Management from LSE.

Neil Armstrong, Talent Manager – Talent Programmes, Boots

Neil has almost 10 years of recruitment experience across a range of industries and skill sectors, and joined Boots in 2011 as a Recruitment and Talent Manager. In early 2013 he stepped into the Early Careers space by owning and shaping the recruitment strategy for all entry level Talent Programmes across Boots UK and Ireland. In a growing area of the business Neil has led the design and delivery of marketing Boots to an inquisitive audience, utilising the best channels to engage and inspire a new generation of Talent. The work Neil has done in the social media space has been recognised with multiple nominations for industry awards and he continues to drive the business forwards in an increasingly competitive space.

Neil is passionate about youth unemployment and works with the local community to support skills development to help young people enter work with the necessary employability skills.

James Hotham, Learning and Development Advisor, Cancer Research UK

James has broad experience working in L&D, OD, and recruitment across a range of sectors, starting his career in Asia in the airline industry. He began working in the not-for-profit sector in 2011, working on visual training programmes for a Human Rights organisation in India. In 2013 James joined the learning and development team at Cancer Research UK, overseeing the graduate trainee scheme and early career talent management programmes. ​Working closely with the teams around him, James is responsible for ensuring a stream of fresh talent is developed to support Cancer Research UK’s ambition of seeing the day when 3 in 4 people survive cancer.

Tapuwa Mtutu, Campus Hiring Lead, EMEA, EMC

Tapuwa Mtutu (also known as Taps) is Campus Hiring Lead, EMEA at EMC. She joined EMC two years ago in a new function to head up graduate recruitment in EMEA. The role includes launching EMC’s brand at target universities and bringing new graduate programs and internships into the region.

Liane Rainbow, EMEA Tech Campus Recruitment Lead, Google

Liane Rainbow (nee Davison) joined Google in Spring 2010. Her role includes leading the teams responsible for technical student recruitment, programs and university outreach across the EMEA region.

Liane has worked in recruitment for over a decade, including more than eight years in graduate recruiting. Before joining Google UK Liane worked with Morgan Stanley’s Infrastructure Student Recruitment Team in both London and Budapest. Prior to that, she worked with CPL Ireland at Microsoft’s European headquarters in Dublin after a successful agency-side career.

Sophie Meaney, Strategic Development Director, GradWeb

Sophie Meaney (née Best) has more than 15 years’ experience in international talent acquisition and management roles for organisations such as EY and most recently Towers Watson. As Director of Talent Acquisition for Towers Watson she was responsible for leading a team of 22 people based across 14 countries. Sophie has expertise in Talent Acquisition Strategy, Function Transformation and a passion for leading and developing teams. In her current role as Director of Strategic Development, Sophie ensures that GradWeb continues to deliver innovative solutions to meet the evolving needs of employers who recruit entry level and experienced talent.

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

Andrew Nelson, Global Graduate Programmes Manager, InterContinental Hotels Group PLC

Andrew Nelson and recently been appointed the global lead for the five regional graduate programmes at IHG. He considers himself a graduate specialist and first had exposure to graduate recruitment and development in 2001. He started his career at RBS recruiting and developing finance graduates and also supported the central graduate team with the overall campaign management. From there he spent time as a graduate recruitment manager at EY and has led the graduate programmes at Thames Water and now at IHG. Andrew also spent two and half years as a Careers & Employability Manager at the University of Law. He found this an invaluable experience and it really helped him understand the importance of candidate experience and what Careers teams do to support the employability of their students.

Carole Donaldson, Manager, Resourcing, John Lewis Partnership

Carole Donaldson is the Manager Resourcing Strategy, Planning and Development – Partnership Services, Business Services Centre of the John Lewis Partnership. She is currently managing the strategy, planning and development team as part of the newly centralised Resourcing Service Centre. The service delivers the resourcing for the John Lewis Partnership, recruiting 20,000 plus Partners per year.

Previous roles have included Recruitment Manager for John Lewis, Policy and Personnel Systems Manager and Branch Personnel Manager.

Current projects include ATS system enhancements, development of further bespoke screening tools and attraction strategies to support the Partnership’s business aims and ambitions

Belina Mann, Executive Director – EMEA Head of Graduate Recruitment, J.P. Morgan

Belina Mann currently looks after EMEA Graduate Recruitment across Front Office and Infrastructure hiring approximately 1000 interns and graduates each year. Belina joined JP Morgan in 2000 as a graduate during which time she did rotations in both Operations and Technology. She joined HR in 2005 a Graduate Program Manager and now is the Head of EMEA Graduate Recruitment.

Belina has a 1st class BSc in Communications and Social Sciences from Loughborough University. She is also a professional radio presenter and voiceover artist.

Anna Fullerton-Batten, Staffing Director and Diversity and Inclusion Lead, Microsoft

Anna Fullerton-Batten has 15 years recruiting experience in Global companies managing teams delivering across EMEA at IBM, Ericsson, Amazon and most recently Microsoft where she is a Staffing Director and their Diversity and Inclusion Lead. She has a business degree and a Masters in IT having originally worked as a wireless software engineer before moving into recruitment. Anna’s role at Microsoft combines market leading talent acquisition strategy with innovative diversity and inclusion policy and best practice. Anna takes part in many groups and events where women are represented and is one of the founders of the Microsoft T Party group leads consists of over 800 women at Director and VP level across 130 companies who meet both in reality and virtually to discuss key challenges. Anna was recently invited to be part of the recent follow up parliamentary inquiry to the Lord Davies report into women in executive boards and enabling the female pipeline.’ She was also a judge for National Diversity Awards.

Chris Small, International Managing Director, Saville Consulting

Chris manages Saville Consulting’s international business, with responsibility for overseas clients, a network of 55 international partners and overseas development. He frequently delivers talent programmes and speaks at talent events in countries including Russia, India, China, Brazil and the US.

A Chartered Psychologist with a strong consulting background, he has delivered talent assessment and graduate assessment solutions for many multinational companies including Jaguar Land Rover, Nestlé, PwC and Verizon. He is a fan of utilising high technology solutions to streamline recruitment efficiency within many of his projects and works closely with clients to understand and incorporate their cultural fit into assessment processes.

Lucy 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.

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Saville Consulting
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Our assessments are compatible with all major applicant tracking systems for seamless integration and are available in multiple languages.

GTI Recruiting Solutions
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Talent Q
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Grad Web
Graduate recruitment is our business. Set up in 2000, GradWeb is the UK’s leading graduate recruitment outsourcing and technology specialist. We manage campaigns and solutions for many of the largest graduate recruiters in the UK, the US, the Middle East and Europe, most of whom depend on our cutting-edge recruitment systems.