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 

72andSunny
ADM Investor Services International Limited
ADP
AIA Worldwide
AIB - Allied Irish Banks
AMEC
ASOS.com
Accenture
Addleshaw Goddard
Adyen
Aequalis Strategic Apprenticeships
Affinity Water
Allen Recruitment Consulting
Allied Vehicles Ltd
Amdocs
Apex Hotels
Arthur J. Gallagher International
AstraZeneca
Atlantic Resourcing Limited
Atos
Aurobindo Pharma
B&Q
BAE Systems
BDO LLP
BLM
Balfour Beatty Construction Services UK
Banco Santander
Bank of America Merrill Lynch
Bank of England
Barclays
Bare Escentuals
Betfair
Bionical
Bishop Fleming Chartered Accountants
Blackstone Point
Blendle
Bolt recruitment ltd
Boston Scientific
British Broadcasting Corporation
British Gas
Business Disability Forum
Cabinet Office
Capita
Capita Remediation Services
Carbon60
Carillion
Cass Business School
Catawiki
Centrica Energy
Channel 3 Group
Chiltern
Currency Cloud
Cushman & Wakefield LLP
Dalata Hotel Group
DataSift
Datto EMEA
Dealogic
Department for Transport (DFT)
Design Bridge
DoubleDutch
EMPLOYERS IN VOLUNTARY HOUSING LIMITED
EPAM Systems
Eames Consulting
Electrolux
EnerMech
Essence Digital
Euro Car Parts Ltd.
EurotaxGlass's
Evolution Recruitment Solutions Ltd, UK
Export Credits Guarantee Department
F5 Networks Inc
FactSet
Frontica Business Solutions
Funding Circle UK
Future Cities Catapult
GM Financial
Google
Gorkana
Hall & Partners
Hallmark Care Homes
Hanson Search
Harvey Jones Kitchens
Harvey Nichols
Hay Group
Hitachi Data Systems
Hovis Ltd
I.T. Alliance Group
IBM
ICON plc
Indeed.com
International Personal Finance Plc
JACOBS DOUWE EGBERTS
Join the Dots
Julius Rutherfoord
Just Recruitment Websites
KANA Software
Kcom
Kellogg Company
Keyhaven LLP
Kier Group
Kuoni Travel Ltd
L'Oréal
Language Matters Recruitment Consultants
Leap29
Liberty Information Technology
Linkdex
Live Nation Entertainment
Lloyds Banking Group
Macmillan Cancer Support
Mallinckrodt Pharmaceutical
Mapi Group
MediaMonks
Mediatonic Games
Merlin Entertainments Group Ltd
Microsoft
NHS Trust
NTT Europe
Nationwide Building Society
Nautronix
Nike (UK) Ltd
Northcote Group and Ribble Valley Inns
Northern Trust Corporation
Nottingham Trent University
Nuffield Health
OMD International
Offshore Renewable Energy Catapult
Ometria
OnRecruit
OpenX
Opsview
PROjEN
Peak Scientific Instruments Ltd
Pentland Brands
Periscopix
Peritus
Primark Stores Limited
Quadrature Capital
QuantiQ Technology
RBS
REED
Rathbone Brothers Plc
Red Badger
Rental Cars
Resources Global Professionals
SAS
SF Group
SIG Plc
SPX Corporation
Sainsbury's
Sanquin
Search Consultancy
Sellick Partnership
Solvinity
Specsavers
Stack Overflow
Sugru / FormFormForm Ltd
Suitsupply
Sumitomo Mitsui Banking Corporation
SunLife
Symbio Business Solutions
Tesco PLC
Teva UK
The Cambian Group
The Great & The Good
The Stafford London
The Talent Board
The Walt Disney Company Ltd
Transport for London
TravelBird
UTC Aerospace Systems
University College London Hospitals NHS Foundation Trust
University of Limerick
Usabilla
Van Oord
Veolia Water
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Viapath LLP
Virgin Atlantic Airways
Voluntary Service Overseas
Voyage Care Ltd
Walgreens Boots Alliance
Warburtons
Welcome Break
West Ham United FC
West London Recruiters Limited
Willis Towers Watson
Worklab
Workshare
World First
XL Catlin
Xchanging
Xerox
Zurich Insurance plc
blinkbox
bunq
hVIVO
inVentiv Health Clinical
innocent drinks
permanent tsb
vInspired

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

09:15-09:35

Talent agenda leads HR closer to the Top Table

 Andrea Eccles, Chief Executive, City HR Association

  • 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 

      • 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
      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
      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

      • 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

      Will Hamilton, CEO, LaunchPad

      • 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

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

      Howard Grosvenor, UK Director of Professional Services, cut-e

      • 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

      Speaker TBC Shawbrook Bank


      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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