Dedicated 1 Day Summit for In-House Recruitment Professionals

Check out the Insights and Learnings at In House Recruitment Expo Summit 23!

We’re counting down the days to the 5th In House Recruitment Expo Summit! Our IHRE23 Summit event will be held at the award-winning Coventry Arena venue. Well served by road and rail links, the Coventry Arena has built a reputation for hosting successful business events and we believe the IHRE23 Summit will be no exception!

2023 has proved a challenging year for the In House Recruitment sector. Analysts and commentators regularly predict that AI will begin to take away many jobs from the sector, and some larger recruitment teams may have begun to see some attrition, but the need for new talent in our businesses has never been stronger, with Recruiters now supported with an ever-growing range of technology to help identify, attract, assess, interview, and hire the people our businesses need. Opportunities for our recruiters to make a positive and significant contribution to the business have never been stronger.

We are pleased to welcome some exceptional sponsors including Audience Link, a recruitment transformation company helping to put digital innovation and sustainability at the heart of their clients whilst Furthr, an ESG consultancy and leader in green employee benefits, will be helping businesses with sustainable strategies to align benefits with environmental goals. Our bronze sponsors are Instant Impact, whose people-focused approach helps transform hiring and improve diversity.

The Business Disability Forum will be one of our DE&I event supporters, sharing strategies to remove the barriers to inclusion along with Purple Tuesday, who work with businesses to improve accessibility and promote inclusion. CIFAS will be educating us on financial crime prevention. We will also be welcoming our media partners Personnel Today Jobs, OnRec and SME Jobs.

At IHRE23 Summit we will also be showcasing some of the latest thinking and case studies. In our Seminar sessions we will hear from Charlotte Burton of Horizon Care & Education about how to keep people at the centre of what we do as recruiters. Some important points about delivering long term outcomes by remembering that recruitment is about the people, and not the process.

Chloe Britton from Moov will be talking about passive candidates, particularly how to attract them by getting their attention through creating a consistent strategy.  And Dan Wells from Talent Point will look at how to embed an effective hiring process, that can reduce time to hire and improve retention, by focussing on his 3 A’s – alignment, assessment, and acquisition.

Felix Mitchell, from sponsors Instant Impact, will be sharing brand new insights from their latest report into recruitment, automation, and talent intelligence. They surveyed 300 heads of TA and HR in SMEs to better understand the recruitment technology landscape, and their session will show you how you can use the latest AI technology to drastically improve your recruitment, and you will also get unique insights from practitioners who’ve already started doing this.

Peter Gilbert from the National Grid will look at Onboarding, particularly the vital 90 days when somebody joins a new organisation. This will probably be one of the most challenging periods of their working lives, with a steep learning curve and an inevitable period of being outside of comfort zone, so by focusing on delivering a proper onboarding experience, we are more likely to have impactful, productive, and engaged employees who we can retain in the business.

Emily Jackson from the Business Disability Forum will look at bringing together diverse teams for better problem solving and creativity, and Chris Johnson of Horizon Care will also be talking about EDI, particularly how to attract and retain neurodivergent talent in the workplace. We are also pleased to welcome Kate Omonigho Pearson & Jess Sollom from Genius Within, who will talk about the positive impact that a neurodiverse workforce can make. With more organisations focused on attracting diverse talent we will hear from Lucy Adler of SHL about how inclusive recruitment starts with the hiring manager mindset, and she will also look at the importance of job advert language and fair assessments.

Tara O’Brien from Oxford Health NHS Foundation will be showcasing how to craft an exceptional Candidate Experience to help create moments that candidates will remember. Paul Howarth from IIOP will be looking at what makes an employer of choice and how you can attract and retain the people you need. Raj Hunjan from Checkpoint explores the evolution of the Talent Acquisition role and will help people understand the value that they provide to their businesses. Taking a strategic approach to drive positive change, for true innovation in equity, will be a session from Dagmar Albers and Ursula Tavender, from Innovation in Equity. This is a particularly important session for people who know what they need to do but sometimes struggle with how to do it and are not sure how to measure their success.

Our masterclass sessions will include sessions from Dan Wells of TalentPoint on the importance of conducting engaging consistent interviews, whilst Rowan Marriott from AudienceLink will be looking at how to transform recruitment for the future of work. Are you following the same old processes and attraction methods as you have in the past? Then Rowan’s session will show you how to increase the number of meaningful applications you get as well as reducing reliance on advertising spend.

Piers Collins of will look at new technologies and what they mean for new ways of working for the next generation, and Sheena Mobley of Suran Stephens Consultancy will share how to incorporate your vision and mission as you share your brand to attract talent.

We will also be hosting a fireside chat in which Andrew Grier, an HR Leadership & Talent Acquisition Professional specialised in the analysis and change implementation of HR & TA solutions, will be joined by TA leader Andy Long (head of resourcing at Restore PLC) and TA leader and mental health coach Colin Minto to chat through how we can adapt to ever shifting employment trends, the balance between permanent & interim professionals, and plenty of other current trends and talking points in the world of Talent Acquisition!

There’s much to see and discuss at the IHRE23 Summit! Sessions are filling up fast so now is the time to make sure you’ve registered for the Summit and start reserving your seat in the sessions that will give you the insights you need. And make sure you check out the exhibitors who can help you reach your recruiting goals!

We can’t wait to welcome you to Coventry!!

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