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
AIB - Allied Irish Banks
AIG
ARM
Adecco Group
Advanced Computer Software
Advanced Payment Solutions
Advento Staffing Ltd
Aequalis Strategic Apprenticeships
Air Products
Aker Solutions
Aldermore Bank PLC
Alfa (Formerly CHP Consulting Ltd)
Allied Vehicles Ltd
Alternative Futures Group Ltd
Amec Foster Wheeler
Amgen
Arthur J. Gallagher International
Astralis Group Plc
B&Q
BNY Mellon
Babylon Health
Baker & Mckenzie LLP
Balfour Beatty Construction Services UK
Bank of England
BearingPoint
Beiersdorf
Berrymans Lace Mawer LLP
Bishop Fleming Chartered Accountants
Boom HR
Boots UK - Health & Beauty Division
Boyce Recruitment
British Airways
Brook Street (UK) Ltd
Bskyb Head Office & Broadcasting
Buckingham Futures
Bupa
Bupa Cromwell Hospital
Business In The Community
Byrne Looby Partners (UK) Limited
CABI
CNR International (UK) Ltd
Capita Insurance Services Ltd
Carbon60
Care UK
Catawiki
Checkout.com
ChildBase Partnership
ConvaTec
Cubic Corporation
DAI
DataSift
Dealogic
Deliveroo
Department for International Development
Drivers Jonas Deloitte
Eames Consulting
Edenred
Electrolux
Enable Scotland
Epos Now
Escape Recruitment
Export Credits Guarantee Department
Expro North Sea Ltd
FactSet
Farfetch
Ferguson Group Ltd
Financial Express
Flow Traders
Forward Resource
Golden Charter Ltd
Golden Gates Housing Trust
Google
Gorkana
Grant Thornton UK LLP
HCL Workforce Solutions
HCML Rehabilitation Solutions
HEINEKEN
HM Revenue & Customs
HSBC
Hanson Search
Harvey Jones Kitchens
House of Fraser
Huawei Technologies
I.T.S. (Bristol) Ltd 
IMC financial markets & asset management
IPG Mediabrands UK
Ignata
Indeed.com
Ingenio Global
Innogy
Ipsos
JD & Co
JPMorgan Chase
JTI (Japan Tobacco International)
Jaguar & Land Rover
John Lewis
Karen Millen
Kate Spade & Company
Keller Williams
Keoghs
Keyhaven LLP
Kingsgate Recruitment
Knight Frank
Kuehne & Nagel Logistics Ltd
Lazard
Lloyds Banking Group
LogiKal Projects
London Borough of Newham
MAXIMUS UK
MM BARCODING LTD
Mallinckrodt Pharmaceutical
Manpower
Millicom
Mind Gym
Modis Corporate
Monsoon Accessorize
Mott Macdonald Group Ltd
NHS Trust
NU Creative Talent
Nando's UK
Naspers Limited
Netflix
Network Locum
Odyssey Enterprises Ltd 
OffRoad Studios
Offshore Renewable Energy Catapult
OnlyMarketingJobs.com
Oscars Childcare & Oscars International
Oxford Knight Limited
Parity Professionals
Partnerships in Care
Peel Ports Group
Penguin Random House
Peninsula Business Services
Pets at Home
Playground Games
Prime Global Oil and Gas
PwC Ireland
Quanticate
QuantumBlack
Quest Search & Selection
RMS
Radisson Blu Edwardian, London
Randstad Sourceright
Rental Cars
Resilience Care
River Island
SAS
SQ Computer Personnel
SSE plc
Save the Children International
ScottishPower
Solvinity
Specsavers
SunLife
Symbio Business Solutions
TK Maxx
Taboola
Tata Consultancy Services
Tate Recruitment
Teknavo
Teledyne e2v
Teleplan International
Tesco PLC
The British School of Osteopathy
The Coca-Cola Company
The Graduate Project
The MathWorks
Think Money Group
Transact
Trinity Mirror Print Ltd
UDG Healthcare plc
UTC Aerospace Systems
Ultra Electronics
United Utilities Plc
University of Strathclyde
Viapath LLP
Vice Media Benelux
Virgin Atlantic Airways
Vodafone Ireland
Vopak
WPG Uitgevers
Wales Office
Walker Davies
Warner Music Group
Wasabi
West Ham United FC
Whitbread
WilsonHCG
World First
Worldpay
Wunderman
Xceed Group
Yieldify
easyJet
gategroup
mydentist (UK)
trp recruitment ltd
vInspired
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