It’s nearly time for the 5th In House Recruitment Expo! For two days on 26th and 27th February we’ll be bringing our unique blend of learning, conversation, networking and technology to Olympia for the fifth time. It’s the event where everyone involved in the attraction, hiring and retention of talent comes together to share experiences, hear new ideas, find new products and services and learn more about the emerging trends shaping the Recruitment, Talent and HR space. As ever, there is much to discuss!
Future Talent Trends and Exceptional Speakers
With March 29th approaching fast, this year’s Expo takes place during the run-up to Brexit, an event which will be on the minds of all attendees and sponsors, even if we not fully aware of the long-term effect on recruitment. Several of the challenges facing in-house recruitment teams will come from understanding how best to source and hire the talent their businesses need in an ever-changing and tightening labour market, as efficiently and effectively as possible. No doubt this will be one of the most debated topics over the two days, with many perspectives shared.
With this in mind we’ll be looking very much at future talent and how to hire the next generation. Rebecca Fielding (MD of Gradconsult) will be showing us how the graduate recruitment market is changing with examples of best practice across the sector and will also run a separate masterclass sharing practical ideas on how to improve your graduate recruitment process. Future talent isn’t only about graduates though, and Simon Reichwald of MyKinda Future will look at why companies are ramping up their apprenticeship schemes. Are they the graduate programmes of the future? Meanwhile TMP Worldwide will share their own research on whether graduate schemes are being wound down, with companies preferring to grow their own talent.
Much focus this year will be on the overall performance and effectiveness of recruitment teams during a time of change. Our seminar sessions start on the first morning with PWC offering a practical overview of how technology is helping to drive transformational change in larger recruitment teams, whilst later the same day Lee Andrews, IBMs Head of Talent Acquisition EMEA, will be showing how they are using digitisation and AI to create differentiated and personalised candidate and hiring manager experiences. On Day 2 Sainsbury’s Head of Recruitment Strategy looks at automation and how it is changing their approach to talent attraction, and GSK will talk us through their digital journey and how it has helped to attract and retain digital talent. In our final masterclass session Vacancy Filler’s CTO Jon Brookes will offer advice on how the latest technology can deliver stronger recruitment and candidate experiences, helping to create competitive advantage.
Other important trends we will hear about include managing freelance workers as part of your total workforce, as WPP share their insights, and the success of diversity & inclusion initiatives. For the latter, the Cabinet Office will share specially commissioned research on attracting and hiring disabled candidates, and Path Motion’s co-founder David Rivel will run a masterclass based on their own research of why companies seem to lose diverse candidates early in the recruitment funnel, and how to convince applicants that you’re serious about diversity.
How is Technology Evolving?
Throughout the two days you’ll be able to meet with, and demo, a wide range of recruitment technology suppliers, helping you to understand how you can achieve more effective recruitment outcomes. Workable, our silver sponsors, will show how their all-in-one recruitment solution can help streamline hiring, managing multiple pipelines and offering trackable team communications to give full reporting. Bronze sponsors are Broadbean, the global leader in providing sophisticated, simple to use, sourcing tools. Kallidus are our programme sponsors, and they will be showcasing their ATS which enables attraction, hiring, on-boarding and development of employees.
There are a wide range of exhibitors this year, covering the whole recruitment ecosystem. You can find out how to curate a community of freelancers and have complete visibility over the freelancer lifecycle with YunoJuno. Meanwhile Tempo will demonstrate their intelligent, video-based hiring platform, and you can check our Coensus HR’s assessment and benchmarking tools, that help you to hire for strengths and culture fit. Emergenetics’ system uses findings from psychology, social analytics and brain science to accurately narrow a candidate list to find best fit.
Register and Start Planning Your Visit!
There is a lot to see and hear at this year’s InHouse Recruitment Expo. We’re offering the broadest range of content ever, with case studies and exclusive research and insight across the seminar agenda, and many practical masterclass sessions.
To stay ahead of the trends and challenges in the recruitment sector you’ll need to register to guarantee entry. And when you start planning your day and choosing the seminar and masterclass sessions that you most want to attend, make sure you avoid disappointment by booking your place early, before the ‘session full’ signs go up.
Also check the exhibitor list and meet the suppliers that can help your recruitment team.
And finally, the InHouse Recruitment Expo wouldn’t be what it is without the all the conversations, chance meetings and networking that happen when so many recruiters and suppliers gather under one roof. So, come along on 26th & 27th February and get involved. Make sure you follow @InHouseRecExpo and #IHRE19 on Twitter for all the latest updates and announcements, and to join in the conversations on the day.
We’ll see you there!