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 75 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
52N
ASOS Plc
Addleshaw Goddard
Adestra Ltd
Adstream
Air Products
Aldermore Bank PLC
Alium Partners Limited
American Express
Amplifon
Anchura
Antoni van Leeuwenhoek
Aqovia
Argus Media
Aviva
Axa PPP Healthcare Ltd
Azureus
BAE Systems
BGL Group
BMJ Group
BNY Mellon
Beauty Bay Ltd
Beiersdorf
Bionical
Bolt recruitment ltd
Borusan Makina ve Güç Sistemleri
Bristol-Myers Squibb
Buckingham Futures
Bupa
Buro Happold Ltd
Byrne Looby Partners (UK) Limited
CB Richard Ellis
CBSbutler
CHEP
CS Consultancy
Campbell Dallas
Capgemini
Capital On Tap
Captify
Ceridian
Certeco
Changeboard
ChildBase Partnership
Ciklum
Computacenter
Cooper Lomaz
Coutts
Creative Access
Dalata Hotel Group
Dell
DueDil
EDD Consulting Limited
Embronic
Enterprise Holdings
Enterprise Rent-A-Car
Evolution Recruitment Solutions Ltd, UK
Exova
Experis/Manpower Group
Export Credits Guarantee Department
FactSet
Ferguson Group Ltd
Flow Traders
Fortnum & Mason
Fossil Group, Inc.
Funding Circle UK
GE Healthcare
GE Oil & Gas
Gamesys
Gap / Gap Inc.
Geoprober Limited
GlobalData Plc
Golden Charter Ltd
Groupon UK & IE
Gypsum Industries Limited
H+K Strategies UK
Hanson Search
Hire My Friend
Huawei Technologies
IBM
IMC financial markets & asset management
Ignata
Indeed.com
Infineum
Innogy
Instant Impact
Intel Corporation
International SOS
Intertrust Group
JACOBS DOUWE EGBERTS
JDX Consulting
JTI (Japan Tobacco International)
Jardine Lloyd Thompson Group
Jigsaw UK
John Lewis Plc
K2 Partnering Solutions
Keller Williams
Kelly OCG
Keytree
Kier Group
Kurt Geiger
LVMH
Lear Corporation
Leidos
Linkdex
Loyens & Loeff
MATCHESFASHION.COM
Magnetic RC
Making The Leap
Mediatonic Games
Meridian Business Support Limited
Modis Corporate
Moorfields Eye Hospital, London
Morgan McKinley
Mothercare Plc
Movable Ink
NLO
Nando's UK
Netflix
Netrio IT Solutions Limited
Network Locum
Nike (UK) Ltd
Nuffield Health
OAC
OCOM
OMD International
Oaktree Capital Management
Ocado
Ometria
Optima Plus Recruitment LTD
Oscars Childcare & Oscars International
Oxford Knight Limited
P2 Consulting
PC Evaluate Ltd
Pets at Home
Provident Financial Group
Punch Taverns
Pure Resourcing Solutions
PwC
QuantumBlack
RMS
Rainsbury Recruitment & Coaching
Red Badger
Redburn
Regus
Retail Marketing Group
Rider Levett Bucknall
SSE plc
Sage
Seed.jobs
Sega Europe
Sellick Partnership
Shapecast
Sodexo
Solvinity
Specsavers
Speedy Hire PLC
SpenglerFox
StartMonday
Summerhill House Hotel
SurveyMonkey
TBWAMedia Arts Lab
TH_NK
Taboola
Thames Medicare
The App Business
The Body Shop
The Crown Estate
The Disney Store
The Guinness Partnership
The Stafford London
Thomson Reuters
Tradeweb
Travelex UK Ltd
Travelodge Hotels Limited
UBS Investment Bank
Understanding Recruitment
United Utilities Plc
University of Limerick
Van Gogh Museum
Van Oord
Verrency
Viapath LLP
Virgin Media
VisionFund International
Voluntary Service Overseas
Voyage Care Ltd
Wellcome Trust
West Ham United FC
WilsonHCG
Workshare
World First
Wunderman
Yoyo Wallet
arvato UK
bwin.party digital entertainment
de Bijenkorf
easyJet
graze.com
viagogo

Registration

Agenda

08:15-09:00

REGISTRATION, REFRESHMENTS & PEER TO PEER NETWORKING


09:05-09:10

WELCOME ADDRESS

Ken Brotherston, Chair, talentleadersconnect.

09:15-09:35

Tech Direct Sourcing Beyond LinkedIn (Sofology Case Study)

Benjamin Gledhill, Employer Branding & Candidate Experience Manager, Manchester Metropolitan University (prev. Acquisition at Sofology) - See my presentation

  • The tech candidate; 2005 v 2017
  • The real reasons why we want to Direct Source and the true benefits
  • The code behind the success
  • What works well and what does the future look like

Ben has over 12 years of agency, RPO and in-house recruitment experience. He has a passion for all things employer branding and candidate experience and believes the market needs to remember it's roots in this technology and digital heavy landscape; people speaking to people about great career opportunities!


09:40-10:00

Evolution or Revolution of the Store & Store Associate

Nikki Brain, Client Solutions Director, Managed Services, & Ben Searls, Managing Director, Exsurgo - See our presentation

  • Looking at the importance of the store associate role
  • The changing and ever-increasing expectations around their knowledge as well as sales through service
  • How all of this is key to the entire customer service relationship

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 Exsurgo team have developed world-class recruitment solutions and serve some of the Worlds leading businesses, acting as an extension of their values and culture in the talent marketplace.


10:05-10:25

BRANDING, BEHAVIOUR AND BOTS

Henry Davies, Founder, 106 Communications - See my presentation
The world of branding has changed.  No longer is it simply a question of advertise and job done.  People are influenced by a range of different experiences and information, on social media, in person, through friends, recommendations and beyond.  In a marketplace like Retail and Hospitality, your brand is everything; but are you using it in the right way to improve attraction and reduce attrition? 

  • Branding – and how you can make your brand work harder to attract and retain the right people
  • Behaviours – and how your behaviour online and on social media could be the difference between success and failure.
  • Bots – land why chatbots can actually make you a more engaging employer.

Henry is the Founder of 106 Communications, which focuses on employee engagement and employer branding.   He has worked in a wide range of industries, including retail, hospitality, financial services, tech and professional services, and has spoken at events and run workshops in London, Amsterdam, Glasgow, Geneva, Zurich and Dubai.  He has a particular passion for storytelling.

10:30-11:00

REFRESHMENT BREAK & PEER TO PEER NETWORKING


11:05-11:25

World-Class Talent Assessment in Retail & Hospitality: What are the Best Companies Doing and What Should You Be Doing Too?

Bjorn Elowson, Consultant / Reg. Psychologist, cut-e - See my presentation

  • Cut-e is the talent assessment partner for some of the world's best organisations in retail and hospitality 
  • In this session you will learn about what those organisations do and how you can apply it in your own organisation

Björn Elowson brings deep managerial training experience in assessment methods and developmental aspects from line-manager position up to C-suite positions. He has worked with global companies and conducted around 300 second opinions from both selection and/or developmental perspectives and trained around 200 managers in to those areas. He is a licensed psychologist and also holds a Bachelor in Business Administration. At cut-e, he works with both business development and account management and as a consultant for selection and development for some of Europe’s largest clients. 

11:30-11:50

"Home Away From Home"-The Importance of Belonging at Work

Shereen Daniels, Head of HR, Caffè Nero - Read my article


  • Sharing thoughts on why belonging matters
  • At Caffè Nero why our baristas call it their home and not their job
  • Practical steps you can take to foster belonging in your teams

Shereen is the Head of HR for Caffè Nero, responsible for UK store and head office operations for over 5,000 employees. Used to occupying both generalist and specialist roles, she has a range of HR knowledge gained from working in a variety of industries - international risk management, publishing, retail and hospitality and has a MSc in International HR tucked away nicely in her back pocket. Her key interests are in HR strategy, organisational design and how organisations can support the fulfilment of human ambition through innovative yet common sense approaches to attracting, retaining and inspiring people to achieve. Shereen is also a mum to 9 year old Tia, an amateur Crossfit athlete, blogger and part time entrepreneur.


11:55 -12:15

Predicting Right-Fit Hires - The Impact of AI and Machine Learning on Recruitment

Will Hamilton, CEO, LaunchPad - See my presentation

  • An overview of the latest machine learning and AI technology trends
  • What this means for recruitment and HR
  • The latest innovations in recruitment and HR machine learning

Will has over 20 years commercial experience with a background in project management at IBM and Goldman Sachs and is founder of LaunchPad Recruits. This corporate background easily translates to his creative talent and vision of building technologies and processes that really work.

12:20-12:40

Predicting People Performance in Retail

Nicky Brimmer, Client Director, The Chemistry Group - See my presentation

  • How retailers differentiate their brand experience through hiring the right people
  • Going beyond hiring for attitude: an objective, data-led approach

Before joining Chemistry, Nicky worked in various Retail and HR Leadership roles, where she became curious about how hiring the ‘right’ people could improve store performance. She first partnered with Chemistry as the HR Lead on a large-scale Retail Transformation Programme, which used a unique method of predicting performance that had never existed before. Nicky now heads up Chemistry’s Retail & Hospitality team, where she’s enabled brands like House of Fraser, Boots Opticians, Pizza Hut and Co-op select the right people for them: the people who will bring their unique brand experience to life. And when she’s not at work? Her love of all things retail and food continues, and she’s busy training her new puppy, Brewster!

12:45-13:30

HOT BUFFET LUNCH AND PEER TO PEER NETWORKING


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Foyles Book Store
107 Charing Cross Road, WC2H 0DT
11 May 2017
08:30 Registration Opens
13:30 Networking Lunch
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T: +44 20 7583 3503