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
72andSunny
A&L Goodbody
A&P Group Ltd
AIB
ASML
Abbott
Adecco Group
Adyen
Alfresco
Allied Healthcare Group Ltd
Amplifon
Antal International
Arthur J. Gallagher International
Aston Holmes
AvePoint
Avery Healthcare
Axiom Law
BAE Systems Detica
BMI Healthcare
BNP Paribas
Bain & Company
Banijay UK
Bank of England
Boots UK
Boots UK - Health & Beauty Division
Bose Corporation
Bronto Software
Brook Street (UK) Ltd
Brown-Forman
Bureau Veritas
Byrne Looby Partners (UK) Limited
CALA Group Limited
CEB
CMS Cameron Mckenna LLP
Cableflow International Ltd
Canon, Inc.
Centrica Energy
Charles Tyrwhitt LLP
Checkout.com
City Of London Police Authority
ClearPeople Ltd
Comfort Keepers Ireland
Comverse
Davy
Debenhams
Deloitte
Dentsu Aegis Network
Department for Transport (DFT)
Design Bridge
Dixons Retail
DoubleDutch
Drivers Jonas Deloitte
E.ON UK
Elavon
Elstat
Ensighten
Enterprise Rent-A-Car
Equifax Plc
Ergo
Ericsson
Ervia
Escape Recruitment
Essentra
Etsy
EurotaxGlass's
Expedia, Inc.
Exposure
Expro North Sea Ltd
Financial Conduct Authority
Firmdale Hotels
Forward Partners, London, UK
Forward Resource
Fossil Group, Inc.
Four Seasons Health Care
Frontica Business Solutions
GFT
GM Financial
GoPro
Grafton Recruitment Ireland
HSBC
Hallmark Care Homes
Hanson Search
Havas Media Group UK
Herbalife
Hire My Friend
IBM
IMH (Integral Medical Holdings Ltd)
Infineum
Instant Impact
Intel Corporation
Ipsos
Irdeto
JDX Consulting
JP Morgan
Jardine Lloyd Thompson Group
Johnson and Johnson MD&D
Julius Rutherfoord
Kelly OCG
Kier Group
Kindred Capital
LV=
Language Matters Recruitment Consultants
LateRooms.com
Leidos
Levi Strauss & Co.
Liberis UK
London Recruitment Services Limited 
MOO
Matrix Solutions - London
Mediatonic Games
Millicom
Mitchells & Butlers
Monarch Recruitment Ltd
Movable Ink
NFU Mutual
NTT Europe
NU Creative Talent
Naspers Limited
Next Plc
Novartis
Numatic International
Nutmeg
OCOM
PROjEN
Parity Professionals
Peel Ports Group
Penguin Random House
Peninsula Business Services
PepsiCo
Perpetual Engineering Partnerships Limited 
Playtech
Portman Travel
Primark Stores Limited
Provident Financial Group
PubMatic
Quadrature Capital
Queens Park Hotel
Radisson Blu Edwardian, London
ResourceBank - HR and Talent Solutions
Resourceful in.UK
Resources Global Professionals
ResourcingWise
Rider Levett Bucknall
Rugby Football Union
SAS
SPD Group
Sanmina
Sanquin
SapientNitro
Sauce Recruitment
Save the Children International
ScottishPower
Skimlinks
Spotzer Media Group
Start Up Loans Company
Stewart Milne Group Ltd
Sugru / FormFormForm Ltd
SunLife
SurveyMonkey
Symbio Business Solutions
Sysdoc
TATA Technologies
TJX Europe
TWMA
Tata Consultancy Services
Tate Recruitment
Tebodin
Teknavo
Telefonica
Teleperformance
The App Business
The British School of Osteopathy
The Chiltern Hospital
The Ingenious Group
Third Bridge (formerly Cognolink)
ThoughtWorks
Ticketmaster
Towergate Insurance
Towers Watson
Transact
Travix International
Trinity Mirror Print Ltd
UKTV
UTC Aerospace Systems
University of Limerick
Urban Massage
Usabilla
Victoria's Secret
Walker Davies
Welcome Break
Well, Pharmacy
West Ham United FC
Xerox
Yoyo Wallet
Zuto
ding.com
eg.1
hVIVO
itsu
vInspired

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 7822 1816