Talent Leaders Connect

Talent Leaders Connect is the largest Talent Acquisition & HR event series in the UK & Europe. The events combine industry leading keynote talks, interactive discussion sessions and relaxed social networking opportunities

The Event

Talent Leaders Connect is the largest recruitment industry event series in the UK and mainland Europe: a cross between a structured conference and a social meet up.

Who comes to our events?

The events are exclusively for In-House; Heads of HR/Resourcing, Directors or Managers HR/Resourcing and Senior team members.

What can I expect from the event?

  • An average of 200 returning and new delegates
  • Relaxed and informal style
  • A wide range of networking opportunities
  • Fast moving, high quality, relevant keynote presentations
  • Expert speakers from around the world 
  • Access to experts and leading suppliers in a non-sales environment
  • A social ‘meet-up’ style with buffet breakfasts, lunches and networking drinks
  • Centrally located quality venue

How much does it cost?
The events are free of charge for In-House; Heads of HR/Resourcing, Directors or Managers HR/Resourcing and Senior team members on a first come first served basis 

106 Communications
4MAT Recruitment Marketing
52N
AIA Worldwide
ARM
ASOS Plc
AXA Life Invest
Agripa Solutions Ltd
Alexander Mann Solutions
Alfa (Formerly CHP Consulting Ltd)
Alpha Group
Amdocs
Amec Foster Wheeler
American Express Services Europe Ltd
Aramex
Arrows Group Global
Arts Alliance Media
Autotask Corporation
Avery Dennison Label and Packaging Materials
Axa PPP Healthcare Ltd
BNP Paribas
BNY Mellon
BP
Balfour Beatty Construction Services UK
Balfour Beatty Rail Ltd
Bank of England
Berciu
Berenberg
Bionical
Blackstone Point
Blendle
Blockchain
Bloomberg LP
Boden
Boom HR
Boston Scientific
Bristol-Myers Squibb
British Gas
Brookfield Multiplex
Bupa Cromwell Hospital
Byrne Looby Partners (UK) Limited
CALA Group Limited
Captify
Carillion
Carnival UK
Channel 3 Resourcing
Chantrey Vellacott
Chivas Brothers
Christian Dior Couture
Ciklum
Clarivate Analytics
Coca-Cola Enterprises Ltd
Cognizant
Comfort Keepers Ireland
Conclusion IT
Creative Access
Creative Skillset
Cushman & Wakefield LLP
Dentsu Aegis Network
Department for Work and Pensions (DWP)
Dura Vermeer
EDF Energy
EMPLOYERS IN VOLUNTARY HOUSING LIMITED
Educate Services
Electrolux
Enable Scotland
Equal Experts
Equifax Plc
Excelcare Home Health Services
Experis/Manpower Group
Exposure
FDM Group
FLI Energy
FactSet
Ferguson Group Ltd
Firmdale Hotels
First Milk Ltd
Four Seasons Health Care
Fujitsu UK and Ireland
Funding Circle UK
GE Healthcare
Gazprom Energy
GlobalWebIndex
Grafton Recruitment Ireland
Groupon
Groupon UK & IE
H+K Strategies UK
HCL Workforce Solutions
HSBC
HVAC & Refrigeration Engineering Ltd
Hargreaves Lansdown
Hire My Friend
Howarth Morris Professional Selection
Huawei Technologies
IMH (Integral Medical Holdings Ltd)
IPG Mediabrands UK
ITV
Ignata
Intel Corporation
International Personal Finance
Ixaris
JACOBS DOUWE EGBERTS
Jardine Lloyd Thompson Group
John Lewis Plc
Johnson & Johnson
Just Retirement
KP Snacks
Key Resource Ltd
Knight Frank
Krispy Kreme UK
LV=
LivingSocial
LogiKal Projects
Lomond Audi Group & Colbornes Audi
London Recruitment Services Limited 
Loyens & Loeff
M & M Consulting
MATCHESFASHION.COM
Macquarie Group
Maersk Oil
Making The Leap
Mallinckrodt Pharmaceutical
Manifest Associates
Manpower UK
Market Gravity
Marks and Spencer
Marston's PLC
Metail
Mind Gym
Monsoon Accessorize
Moorepay
Morgan Stanley
Morrisons Supermarkets Plc
Mothercare Plc
Mott Macdonald Group Ltd
NTT Europe
NU Creative Talent
Nautronix
Northcote Group and Ribble Valley Inns
Nuffield Health
Oaktree Capital Management
OffRoad Studios
Offshore Renewable Energy Catapult
Olswang
OpenX
Optima Plus Recruitment LTD
Oxford Knight Limited
P2 Consulting
Perpetual Engineering Partnerships Limited 
QAD
Quest Search & Selection
RBS
REED
RateSetter
Redburn
Redgate Software
Reed Global
Richmond Associates
SNC-Lavalin
SOLA Group
SPX Corporation
SQS
SThree
Sainsbury's
Skillstream Ltd
Sopra Steria
Sotheby's Institute of Art
South West London and St George's Mental Health NHS Trust
Southwark Council
Spotzer Media Group
Standard Life
StartMonday
Stellar Select Ltd
Stork
Story Contracting Limited
SurveyMonkey
Swarovski
Sysdoc
TSB Bank
Teleperformance
Teleplan International
Tesco PLC
The Co-operative Bank plc
Thomas Pink
TransferWise
Transport for London
Urban Massage
Vine Consulting
Virgin Media
WCN
WYG Group
Wasabi
We Are Social
Whitbread
Wm Morrison Supermarkets Plc
Worldpay
Wunderman
bunq
mydentist (UK)
uSwitch

Registration

Agenda

08:15-09:00

REGISTRATION, REFRESHMENTS & PEER TO PEER NETWORKING


09:05-09:10

WELCOME ADDRESS

Ken Brotherston, Chairman, TheJobPost


09:15-09:35

How we deliver innovation in Recruitment at The Unibet Group

Liam Reese, Human Resources Project Manager, The Unibet Group 

  • What is innovation?
  • A simple innovation model
  • Background : Recruitment at The Unibet Group
  • How we innovate within Recruitment at The Unibet Group

Liam has spent much of his working life delivering HR and Recruitment to innovative technology businesses.  Passionate about harnessing digital technologies, trends and processes to inspire great candidate and employee experiences.  Liam currently works at The Unibet Group where, amongst other things, he runs HR Projects, Recruitment and HR data. 

09:40 - 10:00

What really drives Employee Performance

Lucinda Carney, CEO & Founder, Actus™ 

  • The problem with traditional performance management 
  • Using an evidence based approach to achieving high performance
  • How HR & Talent Leaders can develop a high performance culture
Lucinda is a skilled business consultant, facilitator of change and Chartered Occupational Psychologist, with extensive experience of training individuals and teams up to CEO level in both the Public and Private Sector. As the CEO of Actus™ Software she was named Everywoman Tech Entrepreneur of the Year 2016. Lucinda’s strength is in quickly understanding the people or cultural requirements within a business and defining practical solutions that align with business strategy

10:05-10:40

Innovation Spotlight: LaunchPad Recruits, Jobvite and TheJobPost

Anthony Tattersall, CSO, LaunchPad Recruits
Sean Godfrey, UK Regional Manager, Jobvite
Nick Holmes, CEO, TheJobPost

10:45-11:15

REFRESHMENT BREAK & PEER TO PEER NETWORKING


11:20-11:40

Future Talent – Common Stereotypes and Planning for the Future

Jacob Kimber, International In-house Recruiter, Mediatonic Games

  • A look at some common stereotypes in regards to age groups of employees
  • Hiring millennials, do we need to change the recruitment process for one group?
  • Training and education.  How do we shape the talent of the future?

Jacob is relatively new to the in-house recruiting space, currently managing international recruitment for Mediatonic Games, creator of original games that connect millions of players right across the globe. He formerly managed Blackboard and Epsilon’s international recruitment operations, where he built an in-house function and reduced the companies agency spend to zero, whilst significantly increasing the quality of hire. Despite being relatively early in his career, he won Best In-House Recruiter at both the In-House Recruiter awards and the FIRM awards for his work at Epsilon. As a younger member of the in-house recruiting community, he feels it is important to learn as much as he can from his peers and to also share new ideas.

11:45-12:05

Recruiting for Values

James Bywater, Director of Product & Innovation, Korn Ferry Hay Group

  • To consider what values based assessment is/means
  • To explore the drivers for this in the public sector and the private sector
  • To consider its advantages and pitfalls based upon Coventry & Warwick NHS Trust
James is a Business Psychologist and a chartered member of the British Psychological Society. He is a founder Member of the Association of Business Psychologists and the Special Group on Coaching Psychology. James is at his best combining psychology, business insight and some pragmatic common sense into his solutions and has worked with leading organisations worldwide. 

12:10-12:30

The Future of Work

Andy Dolby, Head of RPO, Capita Resourcing

  • We examine the significant social shifts that are influencing the future of work. 
  • We look at how businesses need to alter the way they remain relevant in the talent market place.
  • We look at how these changes are pushing businesses to redefine the talent they want/need and how to find, attract, and retain people.

Andy has over 25 years’ experience across a broad cross section of resourcing and talent acquisition activities, embracing managed recruitment, assessment, insight, employer branding, and candidate generation. With more than 15 years’ at senior management level he has been responsible for leading teams with accountability across virtually every market sector from financial services and energy to central government and local authorities.

12:35-12:55

An insight into HR Director Plans for the Next 12 Months

Lyndsey Simpson, Co-owner, The Curve Group

  • The Curve Group commissioned an external survey in September 2016 to understand what the current concerns and priorities are for HR Directors across the UK
  • This presentation is the first session to reveal those results and give you insight into both what your HR Director may be thinking about, but also what your competitors are focussing on in the next 12 months
  • If you want to make sure you are prioritising the right challenges in the next year then you won’t want to miss this
 Lyndsey spent 11 years undertaking a number of Global leadership positions in the Banking and Insurance sectors before joining award winning Talent Management and Outsource specialists, The Curve Group, as a co-owner in 2007. 
Named in the ‘Top 35 Business Women Under 35’ in both Management Today magazine and The Sunday Times, she has also been named as a Young Gun from Growing Business magazine and is a regular speaker, columnist and contributor to the mainstream business press.


13:00-13:45

HOT BUFFET LUNCH AND PEER TO PEER NETWORKING


13:50-14:10

Hidden Talent

Andrea Jones, Lead Resourcing Business Partner, O2 (Telefónica UK) & Jude Harvey, Diversity and Inclusion Manager, O2 (Telefónica UK) 

  • Diversity best practice in UK Market
  • O2’s Challenge – Why a returners programme
  • Blocks and Barriers
  • Results & future direction
Andrea has over 12 years’ recruitment experience, the last 10 of which have been supporting O2. She is the diversity Lead for resourcing activities at O2, having been instrumental in successfully delivering a Returners Programme, Job Share trial and numerous events. She is responsible for designing and developing inspiring innovative recruitment attraction campaigns & processes, most recently working on the new O2 Stores of the Future recruitment which was highly commended at the 2016 Recruiter Awards.

With over 15 years’ experience in the Telecoms industry Jude has a successful record of delivering pioneering diversity initiatives, working closely with the senior leadership team to drive an inclusive strategy embedded in the business.  Jude recently led on the enhancement of O2’s flexible working initiative as well as the first of their Career Returners Programmes.  


14:15-14:35

Recruiting the Top Graduate Talent

Neil Millett, Marketing Specialist, reed.co.uk

  • The graduate recruitment marketplace
  • Attracting graduates
  • Retaining top talent

Neil has worked in digital recruitment for five years and is part of reed.co.uk’s Marketing Communications team. With a focus on B2B marketing, Neil is responsible for reed.co.uk’s presence at key UK recruitment exhibitions and events. Dedicated on providing the best possible experience to customers, Neil is committed to understanding the needs and challenges hiring recruitment managers face and ensure these areas are represented in reed.co.uk’s product development, service levels and communications.

14:40-15:00

Talent Branding

Nikki Brain (FIRP)Client Solutions Director, Ignata
  • EVP
  • Talent Engagement
  • Talent Acquisition 
Industry Qualified, Nikki has over 20 years’ experience in supporting businesses (SME through to PLCs) in successfully attracting & acquiring high performing talent. As part of Ignata, Nikki and the team have developed a world-class Managed Services solution and serve some of the UK’s leading businesses, acting as an extension of their values and culture in the talent marketplace.


15:00-16:30

MASTERCLASS ROUNDTABLES

Share your challenges and views! Choose from up to 7 Masterclass Groups and engage in three 30 minutes hosted workshop style discussions around your chosen topic.  Be inspired, share practical advice and connect with your peers around the table.

Bridging the Disability Gap
How do you attract, retain and value disabled talent? What steps can you take to build a reputation as a Disability Confident employer and how can this benefit both your business and your supply chain?

Designing the future recruitment agency and recruitment supply chain.
What do we need from recruitment suppliers in the future, and how are we going to get it?

How does your organisation plan on attracting and retaining top graduate talent in the next 12 months?
Discussing the opportunities and challenges our organisation faces when hiring the best young candidates.

Recruiting for values; Practical applications and considerations for assessment
Practical discussion for applying values-based assessments, focusing on assessment centres and other methodologies. We will also explore values-based recruitment in high-profile and high stakes assessment, such as restructure and high profile roles.

Unlocking Contractor Value to Save Your Business Thousands
All the secrets revealed on how to unlock costs tied-up in contractor and temporary resources and the tools to provide a report back to your company on how to save money and reduce risk. A must to attend if your company is engaging contractors or temps either direct or via agencies.

The Future of Work
We look at how these changes are pushing businesses to redefine the talent they want/need and how to find, attract, and retain people.

How Technology and Data are Evolving HR
The emergence of big data and the maturity of HR technology are having a huge impact on HR. We’ll explore the challenges of selling in and deploying HR technology and how it can re-shape talent acquisition and decision making.

Talent Branding
You can no longer rely on your consumer brand to attract prospective candidates. Your talent brand has an enormous impact on how your company is perceived. We explore techniques surrounding Employee Value Proposition (EVP), Talent Engagement and Talent Acquisition across the generations. 

16:30-18:00

DRINKS RECEPTION & PEER TO PEER NETWORKING


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Kings Fund
11-13 Cavendish Square, London W1G 0AN
6 October 2016
08:30 Registration Opens
17:30 Drinks Reception
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