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Seminars Day 1

Code: SO1
Time: 10:00 – 10:30
Theatre: 1

Sourcing’s tipping point, race to the bottom or strategic business partnering. What is the future of Sourcing.


The sourcing function within internal recruitment teams has been steadily evolving over the last 5 years. At the beginning many saw this as a fantastic opportunity to drive direct recruitment and reduce agency reliance, which is was and still is. My question though is that as this has matured and we’ve moved forward, rather than taking this as the foundations to give the function stability and credibility to then springboard the function into more strategic and impactful areas. Are we seeing a drive for efficiency and a focus on cost instead of value, resulting in a function that is fast being seen as a transactional and low value-add function?

Speaker: Toby Culshaw
Company: Philips
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Code: SO2
Time: 11:00 – 11:30
Theatre: 1

Creating, embedding and sustaining an EVP


The journey from starting with nothing to a full EVP and subsequently how that was embedded into the organisation and used externally to support and enhance the employer brand. How the impact was measured and how we continue to evolve the EVP and creative elements.

Speaker  :  Adam Blacker
Company: BAE Systems Applied Intelligence
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Code: SO3
Time: 12:00 – 12:30
Theatre: 1

Attraction in Action: How Indeed Helps You Find the Right Fit


If you asked every candidate how they found your job posting, why they clicked it, and what influenced their decision to apply—what would they tell you? The answers reveal what attracts high-quality candidates to your jobs and what separates average online recruiting results from great. More job searches happen on Indeed than on any other site. Join us as we share a wealth of data on how people search for your jobs and how you can reach the best talent on Indeed.

Speaker:    Matt Burney
Company:  Indeed
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Code: SO4
Time: 13:00 – 13:30
Theatre: 1 

The Power of Purpose and how it can transform your Employer Branding, Job Advertising and Candidate Engagement strategies.


Purpose driven strategies drive value.  In this session Johnny Campbell will take you through what purpose means to you in your role and why this should be a core principle within your organisation. Focusing on how you can drive results and transform your business by applying these core principles to your employer branding, candidate engagement and job advertisement strategies.  

Speaker: Johnny Campbell
Company: Social Talent
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Code: SO5
Time: 14:00 – 14:30
Theatre: 1

Create Digital Experiences That Matter to Candidates 


The digital eco system and peoples’ experiences will affect how candidates feel and think about you and your employer brand. I’ll explain how design thinking and Candidate Experience (CX) mapping can help you develop a world class candidate experience and talent attraction strategy that will generate ROI and make you famous.

The session will cover the ingredients and takeaways that will help you create a digital experience that will enable you to attract, engage and recruit talent.

Speaker    :  Dave Hazlehurst
Company :  PH- Creative
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Code: SO6
Time: 15:00 – 15:30
Theatre: 1

The changing candidate journey, and how you can adapt 


Data gathered from millions of job seekers’ online behaviour tells us that the priority for candidates when visiting a careers site is to discover if there are suitable jobs available to them. It is there, in those job pages, that the candidate invariably decides whether they want to apply or not. How then, do we provide them with everything they need to make an informed decision? We have the ability to package compelling, contextually relevant content with the jobs we are seeking to fill. Not only that, but we are gathering user data that is enabling us to build profiles of desired candidates and, ultimately, target them through automated means.

Join this session to learn more about what candidates desire, what you can do to contextualise their journey, and how you can become more efficient in your recruitment efforts.

Speaker:    Steve Z. Ehrlich
Company:  AIA Worldwide
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Code: SO7
Time: 16:00 – 16:35
Theatre: 1

“Talent Attraction 2020” A Panel Discussion


Once upon a networking time, to find a great candidate many recruiters would simply head online to their preferred professional network. As time has ticked on and the results have started to lose their quality shine, the right talent has become harder to find. A recruiter needs to do more to lure and engage and candidates have become more empowered by successful employer branding. So what’s the real story behind candidate attraction in 2020? How will recruiters engage, retain and develop relationships with potential employees?

Join Broadbean, Adzuna, Glassdoor and a special guest in-house recruiter for “Talent Attraction 2020,” a panel discussion examining the intersection of recruitment marketing and employer branding, which is reinventing how job seekers find jobs today, and how recruiters will have to source tomorrow.

Speaker:  Dan Martin/Lauren Wright/Matt Gregory/Neil Foames
Company : Broadbean/Glassdoor/Adzuna
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Code: SO8
Time: 17:00 – 17:30
Theatre: 1

Getting the most from your attraction budget.


Find out a few tips and tricks for making your attraction budget go a little further and get some great results.

Speaker:  Nick Thompson
Company : Vodafone
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Code: SO9
Time: 10:30 – 11:00
Theatre 2

Developing a strong employment brand


A strong brand clearly communicates your culture, purpose and values, giving people a compelling reason to want to work for – and stay with you.  In this seminar, I will help you understand what candidates are looking for and share with you innovative ways to develop an irresistible brand.

Speaker: Karen Moran
Company: Disruptive HR
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Code: S10
Time: 11:30 – 12:00

2020 vision: future proofing your business (and your career)


The world of work is changing and will soon be unrecognisable from what it is today.  On one hand we are told that robots will take our jobs, and yet on the other we are told that we will not be able to retire until we reach our late 70’s or even 80’s.  How can that be compatible?  From macro trends of urbanisation, demography and life expectancy to the ever increasing capability of technology, our businesses are facing competition from seemingly everywhere and all at once.

And for employees….. in 5 years there will be 5 billion people with smart phones accessing Wikipedia and every book ever written; how will you compete when there will always be someone cheaper, faster and maybe better than you?

Businesses and work as we know it will change significantly over the next 5 years, so what will happen and how can we future proof our businesses and our careers?  By connecting the dots in a meaningful way, we will consider these facts and more.

Speaker: Russell Beck
Company: Impellam Group PLC
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Code: S11
Time: 12:30 – 13:00

The modern recruiter – Aligning recruiter talent with increasing business pace and complexity.

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As a businesses and HR departments adapt to the speed and impact of digital disruption there is an increasing focus on attracting unfamiliar and emerging talent profiles.  Expectations around the service provided by Recruitment continues to evolve in line with this increased complexity and agility, creating new challenges for managers around the range of skills needed within a recruitment function.  On this session, we will explore these new skills, discuss how to assess for them, look at ways to structure a team to capture these requirements and consider how technology is changing the face of talent acquisition.

Speaker: Daniel Landy & Tom Sayer
Company: Accenture
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Code: S12
Time: 13:30 – 14:00

The Talent War for Students


Using the latest AGR survey data Stephen will give insights into the challenges facing employers aiming to recruit and retain talented students.

Speaker:    Stephen Isherwood
Company:  AGR
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Code: S13
Time: 14: 30 – 15:00

Microsoft’s approach to Data: for higher impact sourcing


As Microsoft undergoes a fundamental transformation of its business, the Talent Acquisition teams have had to change their approach to hiring and the way they engage with Hiring Managers. Data has been a key part of this. In this session, Thom Straight shares some of the things his team have learnt and how they try and balance a data-driven approach while retaining a people-centric approach to recruiting.

Speaker: Thom Straight
Company: Microsoft
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Code: S14
Time: 15:30 – 16:00
Theatre: 2

Making the most of engagement and predictive technologies in HR


Organisations are under pressure to stay ahead of their competition and hire the best future leaders as quickly as possible. Therefore, there is a greater need to be able to meet future hiring demands with greater accuracy. Strong engagement is essential to this, especially as candidate expectations continue to evolve and business pressures become more prominent. In this session, WCN CEO Charles Hipps and a key client will talk you through how you can build and manage talent pools, how you can segment and keep them engaged and how you need to work with your business to ensure you develop the leaders your business needs to last into the next generation.

Speaker: Charles Hipps/ Morag Gardner
Company: WCN
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Code: S15
Time: 16:30 – 17:00
Theatre: 2

The Benefits of using Executive Research for in-house recruiters


Using dedicated Executive Research specialists to help fill senior roles and for proactive Talent Mapping and Talent Pipelining is an increasingly valid option for in-house executive recruiters.  This session will demonstrate how in-house teams can reduce costs, shorten time to hire timescales and improve candidate engagement

Speaker:    Mark Senior
Company:  Henley Research International & Chair of ERA
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