The National Exhibition for In-House Recruitment Professionals
  • 5 Ways to Improve Your Talent Experience

  • Jobseekers are now much better informed and want to join companies that are great places to work, where they will feel supported and enabled in their development and performance. But are we giving them a recruitment experience that matches these expectations? In this session, HR & talent analyst Mervyn Dinnen will use exclusive research and case studies to explore the key recruitment experience touchpoints and offer guidance on how to create the real moments that matter during the recruitment process.

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    Speaker: Mervyn Dinnen
    Organisation: Mervyn Dinnen
    • Code: M01
    • Time: 11:15 AM - 11:35 AM
    • Theater: MasterClass
  • Internal Mobility: the silver hiring bullet or just wishful thinking?

  • Whilst every company has the option to hire and promote from within, organisational culture often stops it happening successfully and consistently, resulting in ongoing employee churn and the never-ending external hiring cycle. But with the advent of the internal career centre, and a more consumerised approach to internal hiring, is it time to put control into the hands of the employee rather than the manager? Find out in this session how the future of internal hiring is being shaped by Netflix style thinking.

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    Speaker: Peter Gold
    Organisation: Cornerstone OnDemand
    • Code: M02
    • Time: 11:45 - 12:05
    • Theater: Masterclass
  • Video Interviewing behind the Scenes - Tips Tricks and Tales from Sonru Clients.

  • Adam Gretton, Regional Development Manager at Sonru will give an insider tour of how some of the worlds leading organisations are changing their recruitment processes with Video Interviewing. From implementation of a new system to reviewing candidate videos, Adam will offer practical tips for recruiters and dive into the do’s and don’t of Video Interviewing as told by Sonru clients.

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    Speaker: Adam Gretton
    Organisation: Sonru
    • Code: M03
    • Time: 12:15 - 12:35
    • Theater: Masterclass
  • The Recruitment Iceberg - how to look below the waterline

  • Most recruiters still use the CV as the recruitment document of choice when reviewing applications and creating their shortlist -  how often do you still see "To apply, send us your CV and covering letter ..." on job ads? Apart from creating a huge amount of unnecessary work, the veracity of CVs is often questioned meaning that sifting CVs is the recruitment equivalent of building your house on sand.  On top of that, CVs seldom provide the sort of information that recruiters need to make an informed decision about who to interview. We look at a proven alternative approach.

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    Speaker: Nik Plevan / Trudy Rush
    Organisation: eTalent / Smurfit Kappa
    • Code: M04
    • Time: 12:45 - 13:05
    • Theater: Masterclass
  • Top tips for improving your university recruitment

  • This Masterclass will be a rapid-fire 15 minutes of practical ideas, take-aways and suggestions for how you can improve your university targeting strategy, on campus activity and relationship management to reduce your time and investment on campus, significantly improve your employer brand and engage with more of the students you are looking to hire. If you need any further detail please let me know. Please let me know when the website and line up for the conference is published and we will be happy to promote/share details to drive up attendance and visibility.

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    Speaker: Rebecca Fielding
    Organisation: Gradconsult
    • Code: M05
    • Time: 13:15 - 13:35 PM
    • Theater: Masterclass
  • Create a winning Onboarding & New Starter Experience!

  • Starting a new job is often a daunting experience!

    How you welcome your new starters and the process they follow can have a significant impact on their experience.

    Are your processes reflecting the latest candidate expectations? Are new employees confident they have made the right decision? 

    What are the real implications of getting it wrong? 

    We’ll be looking at key insights and data of how to deliver the best possible new starter experience to ensure every new employee is fully prepared for their first day by harnessing the latest dynamic technology to make them feel like they are an integral part of your team. 

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    Speaker: Richard Youngman
    Organisation: networx
    • Code: M06
    • Time: 13:45 - 14:05
    • Theater: Masterclass
  • Securing the best talent through a joined up recruitment approach

  • OC&C look for high levels of intellectual curiosity, strong analytical and creative abilities and in return offer early responsibility and as much progression as can be handled. The graduate recruitment market is very different to experienced hire recruitment and one challenge with graduate recruitment is that the window to attract and recruit the best graduate talent with the required skills is short and can be intense. Efforts must be focussed, co-ordinated and responsive. Prior to the last graduate recruitment round, OC&C made some fundamental changes to their online value proposition and the candidate experience – all aimed to make them more competitive in recruiting top talent.

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    Speaker: Melissa Edmondson
    Organisation: OC&C Strategy
    • Code: M07
    • Time: 14:15 - 14:35
    • Theater: Masterclass
  • Convincing Talent That You are Serious About Diversity Recruitment: What’s on Candidates’ Minds?

  • Talent Attraction leaders say they usually lose diverse candidates early in the recruitment funnel - but they're not always clear why. Data from 1,000 candidates we surveyed and 25,000+ questions they asked prospective employers during the recruitment process, reveals how they make up their mind on whether an employer is serious about diversity (spoiler alert, stats & photos alone won't cut it):

    Which specific diversity questions do they want answered? Where do they look for this information? Best, and not best, practices they’ve seen.

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    Speaker: Daniel Locke & Nelly Davcheva
    Organisation: PathMotion
    • Code: M08
    • Time: 14:45 - 15:05
    • Theater: Masterclass
  • Gamifying your employee benefits and EVP

  • Gamification in HR has many benefits, especially for engaging team insights. Gamifying benefits can reveal what works for attraction, what makes colleagues stay, and where you can save costs.

     

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    Speaker: Tom Coulter
    Organisation: 360 Resourcing Solutions
    • Code: M09
    • Time: 15:15 - 15:35
    • Theater: Masterclass
  • Recruitment Buzzwords and Market Trends

  • “Programmatic”

    “Treat your candidates like consumers”

    “Social Advocacy”

    These are but a few of the words and phrases we hear every event in the industry but what do they mean? And what are actionable takeaways for all businesses; not just the ones who have Hollywood budgets and shiny new recruitment systems?

    Having attended the majority of recruiting events over the years, we found ourselves asking the same questions, so we put together a presentation designed to answer them as well as giving an insight into the last 3+ years of Broadbean’s UK data. Over that timeframe  our software has posted approximately 240 million jobs and tracked over 550 million applications globally.

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    Speaker: Josh Willows
    Organisation: Broadbean Technology Ltd
    • Code: M10
    • Time: 15:45 - 16:05
    • Theater: Masterclass
  • Uncovering hidden talent

  • The battle for talent in tech rages on and the skills gap grows wider, yet there are millions of CV’s on job boards and employers rejecting far more than they hire. Opportunities are being missed. Here we will discuss the hidden talent that is all around us and what happens when we have the ability to listen and connect training with industry needs

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    Speaker: Patrick Aylmer & Mike Appleby
    Organisation: Learning People
    • Code: M11
    • Time: 16:15 - 16:35
    • Theater: Masterclass
  • Recruiting to values as well as skill

  • Looking beyond the CV how can we recruit and attract the right candidate, with the right values and the right skill set

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    Speaker: Chloe Moore & Craig Hughes
    Organisation: National Care Group
    • Code: M12
    • Time: 11:15 - 11:35
    • Theater: Masterclass
  • Getting to grips with Employment Law Updates

  • Getting prepared for the changes in Law which have already taken place and which will take place in 2020.

     

    This masterclass will improve your knowledge of Employment Law so that you recruit and manage staff more confidently and effectively.

    Award-winning Employment Law Specialist and nationwide speaker Jemma Fairclough-Haynes will deliver this session in an easy to understand way using relatable examples so that you will be able to put what you have learnt into practice.

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    Speaker: Jemma Fairclough - Hay
    Organisation: Orchard Employment Law
    • Code: M13
    • Time: 11:45 - 12:05
    • Theater: Masterclass
  • Referrals: Driving participation and overcoming barriers

  • Sharing the lessons of successful and unsuccessful attempts at launching referrals in organisations, and how you can overcome barriers. Do financial referral bonuses really work?

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    Speaker: Sam Davies
    Organisation: Real Links
    • Code: M14
    • Time: 12:15 - 12:35
    • Theater: Masterclass
  • What if you’re not Google?

  •     How to attract talent when you don’t have an employer brand, have zero budget and limited resources

        What our data shows us on how medium sized organisations recruit

        What candidates want from a potential employer

        The key advantages a medium sized organisation has over a global brand how to leverage them

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    Speaker: Adrian Mcdonagh
    Organisation: EasyWeb Group
    • Code: M15
    • Time: 12:45 - 13:05
    • Theater: Masterclass
  • Are CVs and Interviews really the best way to assess candidates?

  • The cornerstones of most recruitment processes are still the CV and the interview. Are these the most reliable ways of assessing the potential of candidates? Might they exclude some people who could be prime candidates? We look at more reliable, effective and inclusive ways of assessing candidates, with examples of best practice in action.

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    Speaker: Jane Hatton
    Organisation: Evenbreak
    • Code: M16
    • Time: 13:15 - 13:35
    • Theater: Masterclass
  • How US Organisations Identify and Hire Great Talent, not psychopaths

  • We will look at why the most widely cited talent acquisition challenge in the US remains simply to find, recruit and keep candidates with the right attitude and skills. Especially those who are the best fit for the Position, Organisation and its unique Culture. We will then share how using science and technology will help talent acquisition professionals avoid the costly issue of regrettable hires. This by having a better understanding of the candidate who will actually turn up for work on day one, remain and become a true asset to the organisation.

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    Speaker: Ray King
    Organisation: Coensus HR
    • Code: M17
    • Time: 13:45 - 14:05
    • Theater: Masterclass
  • How to drive value and consistency through Recruitment Marketing

  • Delivering a consistent Employer Brand can be quite challenging for recruiters and HR teams. This master class looks at how this can be achieved by understanding the capabilities of an Applicant Tracking System to drive recruitment marketing from careers sites to job boards and social channels.   

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    Speaker: Jon Brookes
    Organisation: Vacancy Filler Recruitment Software
    • Code: M18
    • Time: 14:15 - 14:35
    • Theater: Masterclass
  • Making internships fairer to increase diversity in the workplace.

  • In this masterclass we will explore the legal status of internships and consider the ethical, moral and legal implications of hosting interns in your business. We will then explore how having a fair and open internship strategy can positively influence the diversity of your workforce

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    Speaker: Tamsin Millns
    Organisation: STEP
    • Code: M19
    • Time: 14:45 - 15:05
    • Theater: Masterclass
  • How to Build The Ultimate Sourcing Strategy

  • Audit your recruitment activities to ensure you’re targeting the talent you need both now and in the future!

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    Speaker: Stuart Jones
    Organisation: Insource Talent
    • Code: M20
    • Time: 15:15 - 15:35
    • Theater: Masterclass
  • Creating a compelling Recruitment Story that wins hearts and minds.

  • How do you create an authentic, sustainable ‘people story’ that stands out in a world where everyone is broadcasting? How do you build a defining differentiator that ‘wins’ in all your candidate communities? And how do you bring all that to life, through messaging that’s structured to engage within the ‘8-second Rule’? Learn how with Steve McNally, award-winning Recruitment Storyteller.   

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    Speaker: Steve McNally
    Organisation: People Story
    • Code: M21
    • Time: 15:45 - 16:05
    • Theater: Masterclass
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