Innovation in Recruitment 2017 – Presentations


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Attracting the right talent and recruiting the best employees for your organisation may be difficult and challenging, particularly in the today’s market when the number of advanced jobs has overtaken the number of job seekers.
How do you create a competitive recruitment strategy and win the best talent for your business? What are the best tools to attract the right candidates whose expectations are higher than ever? And finally, how to deal with the skills gap?

If you want to learn how to stand out in a market that is more competitive than ever: the 10th Annual Innovation in Recruitment conference is designed just for you!


PeoplisePeoplise provides integrated, streamlined video enabled digital platform for all your recruitment needs.

This mission is to help HR practitioners utilise digital and analytical technologies in all steps of the talent acquisition process.

They have more than 50 clients worldwide and have just launched a UK office

  ClickIQ – Intelligent Recruitment Marketing TechnologyPlug into ClickIQ, the first intelligent marketing and analytics platform that uses programmatic bid management, integrated AI and sophisticated campaign management tools to effortlessly optimise your performance based online recruitment advertising.
MilkroundMilkround is the UK’s leading school leaver, student and graduate recruitment website. Their audience of over 640,000 candidates are actively looking for their next opportunity, and they can help you reach them.

From online targeting to bespoke networking events, they’ll craft a recruitment solution that’s right for you.

ESPAReaching out into the international graduate pool has always been a challenge for British based businesses. Combining this problem with talent shortages required a disruptive solution to the traditional methods used by HR departments.

ESPA partner with 1000+ universities from 32 countries within the Erasmus+ grant funded mobility network. Talk to us to find out how we have created an innovative solution to these issues.


 09:00 Coffee and Registration
09:30 Chair’s opening remarks Liz Banks, Director of Communications and Research, The Recruitment Employment Confederation
 09:45 Moving from reactive recruitment to strategic sourcing

  • Learn how to transform your recruitment team to become strategic business partners
  • Hear about the strategic solutions devised to tackle the talent shortages
  • Learn how to develop seamless recruitment process that enables you to focus on connecting with future talent

James Fleming, Group HR Partnering and Resourcing Manager, NFU Mutual

10:10 The candidate experience – why are we still struggling?

  • Explore the key problem areas causing organisations to fail in ensuring a positive candidate experience
  • Understand how, where and when the candidate journey starts and ends
  • Practical tips to help you improve your candidate experience

Christopher Kolapo-Ajala, Talent Acquisition Partner, Shazam

10:35 Solutions to your key talent acquisition challenges

  • Explore the impact of the political, economic and socio-demographic landscape on talent acquisition
  • Key contributors to developing a more strategic talent acquisition capability
  • How to inspire and develop line managers as talent acquisition ambassadors

Colin Blackburn, Director, ESPA UK


11:00 Questions and discussion with speakers
 11:10 Refreshments and networking
 11:30 ‘Getting with the times’: Social media digital recruitment campaign 

  • Key considerations to developing a coherent and exciting social media campaign
  • Understanding the fundamentals of digital mobile recruitment
  • Hear about the impact it has had in transforming the talent attraction, engagement and retention of a large retailer 

Catagay Guney, Co-Founder /CEO, Peoplise

11:55 How in-house recruiters are using programmatic and pay for performance advertising to save money and improve their hiring

  • Introducing Job Board Aggregators such as Indeed and Adzuna
  • Programmatic and AI: Using technology to manage spend
  • Client case study

Richard Collins, Chief Executive, Click IQ

 12:20 Questions with speakers and knowledge share session
 12:30 Lunch and networking
13:30 Knowledge share networking session:Roundtable discussions with your peers to share solutions to your key talent acquisition challenges
 14:00 Exploring untapped talent: Case study of the Civil Services Autism Exchange Internship programme

  • Establishing a recruitment strategy that explores untapped talent pools
  • How to develop a programme that adequately supports the business needs and candidates
  • Hear about the impact of the Autism Exchange internship programmes on driving greater diversity and inclusion

Phil Wilson, Chief Psychologist, Fast Stream Civil Service

Case study: Hiring, engaging & developing the creative class

  • Selecting the right social channels to help enhance your employer brand and increase talent attraction
  • Aligning you sourcing strategy to your organisations needs and creating brand ambassadors
  • Developing a recruiter’s marketing mind-set 

Jon Dawson, Director of Human Resources, Mandarin Oriental Hotel

14:25 Strategic talent resourcing for skill shortages

  • How to secure candidates for talent shortages
  • Developing a bespoke recruitment campaign to resource the talent pipeline
  • Assessment tools to ensure the perfect candidate to job fit

Jane Graham, Resourcing Manager, Wiltshire Council

Redesigning your talent acquisition strategy through analytics 

  • Learn how to improve your recruitment strategy through analytics
  • Discover how to develop simple algorithms to assess, benchmark and re-evaluate the effectiveness of recruitment channels

Alex Taylor, HR and Development Officer, Methodist Church

14:50 Questions and discussion with speakers Questions and discussion with speakers
 15:00 Refreshments and networking
 15:20 Panel discussion: The future of talent acquisition 

  • What are the technological disruptors anticipated to change the way talent acquisition is delivered?
  • How will the economic, political and socio-economic landscape change talent acquisition?
  • How will these developments change the roles and expertise required of talent acquisition?

Jeffery Lovejoy, UK & Ireland Recruitment Manager, FDM Group

Jon Dawson, Director of Human Resources, Mandarin Oriental Hotel

 15:45 Innovation in assessment 

  • How to effectively assess candidates based on strengths and potential performance
  • Hear about the principles behind strength based recruiting to determine successful job-candidate fit
  • Explore the technological developments in assessment and selection

Jeffery Lovejoy, UK & Ireland Recruitment Manager, FDM Group

16:10 Questions and discussion with speakers
16:20 Chair’s closing remarks and end of conference


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