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 70 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 

AOL
Adstream
Advento Staffing Ltd
All Response Media
AllianceBernstein
Allied Healthcare Group Ltd
Allied Vehicles Ltd
Amazon
Amplifon
Antal International
Aramco Overseas Company
Arts Alliance Media
Aston Holmes
Atlantic Resourcing Limited
BLM
BMJ Group
Baker & Mckenzie LLP
Balfour Beatty Construction Services UK
Balfour Beatty Rail Ltd
Baxter International Inc.
Bazaarvoice Inc
Berciu
Betfair
Blendle
Bloomberg LP
Blue Arrow
Brand Addiction
Brook Street (UK) Ltd
CEB
Capital On Tap
Care UK Plc
Carillion
Chantrey Vellacott
Charles Tyrwhitt LLP
Chicken Financial
ChildBase Partnership
Citi
ClearPeople Ltd
Cognizant
Conclusion IT
Coutts
Crowley Carbon
Cubic Corporation
DAI
Decibel Consulting & Design
Department For Work & Pensions
Department for International Development
Department for Transport (DFT)
Dixons Retail
Dragados
EIP
EMPLOYERS IN VOLUNTARY HOUSING LIMITED
Edenred
Elavon
Electronic Arts (EA)
Elite Hotels Ltd
Enterprise Rent-A-Car
Ericsson
Estee Lauder Group of Companies
Etsy
Euro Car Parts Ltd.
Evening Standard
Export Credits Guarantee Department
F5 Networks Inc
FITT Projects
Face 2 Face Outsource Solutions Limited 
Fidelity Worldwide Investment
Fortnum & Mason
Fujitsu UK and Ireland
GE Oil & Gas
GoPro
Grace Belgravia
Groupon
Guidant Group
HCL Workforce Solutions
HSBC
Hall & Partners
Hanson Red Bank Manufacturing Co Ltd
Harrods
Havas Media Group UK
Hay Group
HiberniaEvros Technology Group
Home Office
Hovis Ltd
Huawei Technologies
I.T.S. (Bristol) Ltd 
IBM
Ignata
Imago Group
InterQuest Group
International Personal Finance
International Personal Finance Plc
Ixaris
JLL
JPMorgan Chase
John Lewis
Ju sports Recruitment
Karen Millen
Kelly OCG
King
Kreston Reeves
LV=
Lazard
Linklaters
Lomond Audi Group & Colbornes Audi
London Borough of Newham
Lumeon
MATCHESFASHION.COM
MEDIACOM NORTH
Macmillan Cancer Support
Mapi Group
Marks and Spencer
Modis
Mothercare Plc
Movable Ink
Mölnlycke Health Care
NFU Mutual
NXP Semiconductors
Nando's UK
Nielsen
Nike (UK) Ltd
North Highland Managed Services
Nutmeg
OAC
OLM Group
Oaktree Capital Management
Opsview
Oracle
P2 Consulting
PW Football Recruitment
Peritus
Playground Games
PubMatic
QBE Europe
QuintilesIMS
RateSetter
Redgate Software
Reed Global
Rental Cars
Resources Global Professionals
ResponseTap
Retail Marketing Group
Royal Bank of Scotland
Sage
Search Consultancy
Serocor Solutions
Sheffield City Council
Shop Direct
Skimlinks
Sonru
Sony Europe
Sopra Steria
South West London and St George's Mental Health NHS Trust
Speedy Hire PLC
Stack Overflow
State Street
Subsea 7
Suitsupply
Summerhill House Hotel
SurveyMonkey
Symbio Business Solutions
TATA Technologies
THE NET-A-PORTER GROUP
Tableau Software
Taboola
Talmix
Tata Consultancy Services
Teknavo
Teleflex Incorporated
Teleperformance
Tesco PLC
The Cambian Group
The Coca-Cola Company
The House Of Commons Information Office
The Walt Disney Company Ltd
TomTom
Transocean
TravelBird
Trinity Mirror Print Ltd
Trinity Noir
True North Human Capital Limited
UHY Hacker Young
University of Strathclyde
Veolia Water
Virgin Atlantic Airways
Visa Europe
Vodafone Ireland
WE Communications
WPG Uitgevers
Wasserman Media Group
Wellcome Trust
West Ham United FC
Which Ltd
William Grant & Sons
Worldpay
Xceed Group
Yieldify
arvato UK
bwin.party digital entertainment
graze.com

Registration

Agenda

08:15-09:00

REGISTRATION, REFRESHMENTS & PEER TO PEER NETWORKING


09:05-09:10

WELCOME INTRODUCTIONS

Ken Brotherston, Managing Director, Talent Intelligence Partners - See my presentation

09:15-09:35

Talent agenda leads HR closer to the Top Table

 Andrea Eccles, Chief Executive, City HR Association - See my presentation

  • Navigating governance, culture and regulation in financial services through the talent maze 
  • The impact of talent development on the board agenda - now and in the future
  • Integrating people metrics into board decision-making to enhance performance

Andrea joined City HR in 2007 and has since developed the Association to be a key lobbying, representation, benchmarking and best practice development membership group for HR in financial services. She delivers toolkits and tutorials on people issues ranging from culture, governance and regulation through to talent management and HR metrics, working with expert teams.   She has over 25 years experience in business, line HR within two investment banks and consulting.  She is FCIPD qualified with a Masters Degree in HR Management.  

09:40-10:00

Workforce Transformation in Financial Services

Lyndsey Simpson, Co-Owner, The Curve Group & Stuart McKinlay, Head of Talent, Provident Financial Management Services

  • Understand how the Taylor review and recent publicity surrounding the use of self-employed workers is impacting business
  • Hear about WHY companies are changing their workforce structures
  • As well as WHAT your options are and your competitors are doing and HOW to move forward 

      In 2016, Lyndsey was named in the ‘UK’s 50 Most Inspirational Female Entrepreneurs’. Previous accolades also include ‘Top 35 Business Women’ in both Management Today magazine and The Sunday Times and a Young Gun award. As a regular speaker and commentator in the mainstream media, she is acknowledged as an expert in Entrepreneurship, Talent Management, HR Outsourcing, and Women in Business and is a regular Business Commentator for various BBC Radio shows. Prior to The Curve Group, Lyndsey spent 11 years undertaking a number of Global strategic and M&A leadership positions in the Banking and Insurance sectors.

      Stuart joined Provident in June 2016 to lead the end to end talent management and development strategy for the business, and to deliver the people transformation programme, which was aligned to the business moving from ‘self-employed’ to ‘fully employed’ status in July 2017.  This included recruiting, training and successfully on boarding in excess of 2,500 new employees within a six month period. Stuart is a reputable HR leader with 20 years professional practice experience and has an extensive track record in leading large scale change in both the Financial Services and Healthcare sectors, working for businesses such as; Bupa UK, Direct Line Group, RBS Insurance, Churchill Insurance, Prudential, First Direct and HSBC. Stuart has expertise across a wide range of HR disciplines and functions including; HRSS, Recruitment, Learning & Development, Leadership Development; Organisational Design, Business Partnering, Talent and Engagement.


      10:05-10:25

      FCA’s new Mission: Aligning talent strategy to Mission goals

      Kevin Trainor, Head of Executive Resourcing & Careers / Human Resources, Financial Conduct Authority  - See my presentation

      • Translating transparency into talent programmes – building an open culture
      • Making talent personal – shifting the balance from managed programmes to self-motivating development
      • Key Challenges: how to get buy in, and how to make talent programmes more agile?

      Kevin is Head of Executive Resourcing and Careers at the Financial Conduct Authority (FCA). His role focuses on the capability of senior leaders at the FCA, combining Executive Recruitment and Succession planning with Leadership Development and Emerging Leadership Development. Kevin joined the FCA in 2015 as Head of Executive Resourcing before moving into broader roles since June 2016. Kevin has over 14 years experience in recruitment and then executive search, including 9 years in Tokyo.

      10:30-10:55

      Innovation Spotlight: TheJobPost and Sage

      Next generation supply chain - See my presentation
      The way employers work with recruitment agencies is radically changing.  The era of static Preferred Supplier Lists (PSL’s) is over. Talent acquisition teams want to focus on direct recruitment and only use recruitment agencies for specialist roles. This means building agile agency supply chains where they can find and contract with the best agency consultants quickly and easily. We will explore how innovative talent acquisition teams are leveraging platforms and data to build, engage and manage their high-performing recruitment agency supply chain.
      Howard Flint, Advisor, TheJobPost

      Using technology to deliver seamless employee experiences - See my presentation
      With technology having a profound affect across all aspects of businesses, Sage people will discuss how HR software can be used to extended your business’ brand, and drive greater employee experience and engagement throughout the employee journey. 
      Alex Watson, Head of Solution Consulting, SAGE People 

      11:00-11:25

      REFRESHMENT BREAK & PEER TO PEER NETWORKING


      11:30-11:50

      Attracting A-Players to an Unknown Brand

      Andrea NicolChief Operating Officer, Vox Markets - See my presentation

      • Strategic Workforce Planning – believing in the aspirations and targeting the ‘A’ players in advance
      • The art of true storytelling – what are we truly offering and what is the culture really like! Why does it matter?
      • The challenge of ‘screening’ – interview techniques to see if they can handle ‘the unknown brand’.

      Andrea Nicol is COO of Vox Markets and joined in November 2016.  Over the last 20 years, she has worked in both large and small enterprises gaining significant global experience in supporting companies in times of change, often focussed on devising talent strategies that mirror their business goals. She is passionate about recruitment, employer branding and believes strongly in the benefits of a strength based workforce.

      11:55-12:15

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

      Chris Pateman, Client Relationship Director, 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

        Chris has a strong background in the technology and recruitment sector. As part of the Business Development team, he helps LaunchPad's clients use video interviewing software to re-engineer and improve their hiring processes. With a great understanding of what innovative companies need, Chris takes a consultative approach to find the best solutions. 

      12:20-12:40

      Digital Skills – (Almost) Everything You Ever Wanted To Know But Were Too Afraid To Ask

      Howard Grosvenor, UK Director of Professional Services, cut-e - See my presentation

      • What are “digital skills” and what do they mean for talent in organizations?
      • A clear and practical exploration of the world of “digital” and how we can help you achieve your digital workforce goals
      • What our world class finance and banking clients are doing and how you can prepare yourself for the digital future

      Howard Grosvenor is the Director of Professional Services for cut-e UK. He develops the infrastructure for a skilled, pragmatic and professional consulting team, ensuring projects are delivered to the highest standards of professional practice. Some of his recent projects include: the design and implementation of an online assessment process for a national retail group, including an evaluation of the return on investment of using assessment tools; a business research project to understand key drivers of sales success in a pan-European technology company; assessment process design for a national property development and investment company; and the re-accreditation of cut-e client training packages to new European professional standards.

      12:45-13:05

      Acquiring specialist talent for a specialist bank

      Lee Shaw, Head of Service Delivery & Change, Shawbrook & Alison Hallett, Client Service Director, Cielo - See our presentation

      • Talent Acquisition for niche skill sets 
      • Overcoming issues associated with  limited brand recognition in the Financial Services market
      • Talent Acquisition strategy and the future – what is the best approach to finding the best candidates?
      • Shawbrook is a specialist UK savings and lending bank founded to serve the needs of SMEs and individuals in the UK 

      Lee is an experienced Senior HR leader with expertise and a proven track record in change management, organisation design, reward, resourcing and talent management and people communications. Lee recently joined Shawbrook Bank, a specialist lending bank with the purpose of supporting growth. Lee has been instrumental in the set up and implementation of the first In house RPO solution in partnership with Cielo which is already delivering strong results after just 6 months.
       
      Alison is a Talent Acquisition and Management expert with a solid track record within Financial Services and Recruitment Process Outsourcing. She has extensive experience of large scale process implementation, both on behalf of clients and internally. Building effective sourcing strategies, employee engagement, workforce planning and management, internal mobility, determining and maintaining best practice recruitment and talent management processes and optimising the candidate experience.

      13:05-14:00

      BUFFET LUNCH AND PEER TO PEER NETWORKING


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      8 Eastcheap London EC3M 1AE
      7 September 2017
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      13:30 Networking Lunch
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