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: 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, HR Directors, HR Managers Resourcing and Senior HR team members.

What can I expect from the event?
  • An average of 80-100 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, HR Directors, HR Managers Resourcing and Senior HR team members on a first come first served basis.
ASOS Plc
Adam Smith International
Advanced Payment Solutions
Affiliate Window
Affinity Water
Air Products
Allergan
Amazon
American Express
Amplience
Appnovation Technologies
Aqovia
Aramco Overseas Company
Arrows Group Global
Arts Alliance Media
Aurobindo Pharma
Avery Healthcare
Axiom Law
BAE Systems Applied Intelligence
Backbase
Bank of America
Barts Health NHS Trust
Baxter International Inc.
Bazaarvoice Inc
BearingPoint
Berenberg
Bishop Fleming Chartered Accountants
Boom HR
Boyce Recruitment
British Airways
Brook Street (UK) Ltd
Browne Jacobson LLP
Bskyb Head Office & Broadcasting
Bupa Cromwell Hospital
Burberry
Business In The Community
CBSbutler
CMG Consulting
Cabinet Office
Cableflow International Ltd
Capita
Carnival UK
Central Bank of Ireland
Centrica Energy
Clarivate Analytics
ClearPeople Ltd
Credo Business Consulting LLP
Danone
Decibel Consulting & Design
Dell
Dentsu Aegis Network
EPAM Systems
ESI Media
Elite Hotels Ltd
Elstat
Enterprise Rent-A-Car
Estee Lauder Group of Companies
Euro Car Parts Ltd.
Evening Standard
Evolution Recruitment Solutions Ltd, UK
Excelcare Home Health Services
Expedia, Inc.
Experis/Manpower Group
Expro North Sea Ltd
FLI Energy
FactSet
Ferguson Group Ltd
Financial Conduct Authority
Financial Express
Flow Traders
Frontline - Changing Lives
Fujitsu UK and Ireland
GroupM
Groupon
H+K Strategies UK
HM Revenue & Customs
Hanson Search
Havas Media Group UK
Hewden
Hotel Chocolat
Hudson
I.T. Alliance Group
I.T.S. (Bristol) Ltd 
ICON plc
Imago Group
Instant Impact
Intel Corporation
InterQuest Group
Intertrust Group
JD & Co
JD & Co.
JDX Consulting
Kcom
Kingsgate Recruitment
Kuoni Travel Ltd
LR Legal Recruitment
LVMH
MATCHESFASHION.COM
MEDIACOM NORTH
MHA MacIntyre Hudson
MM BARCODING LTD
Making The Leap
Mallinckrodt Pharmaceutical
ManpowerGroup
Marston's PLC
Meridian Business Support
Merlin Entertainments Group Ltd
Metail
Metro Bank (UK)
Monsoon Accessorize
Morningstar
Mott Macdonald Group Ltd
Movable Ink
Mölnlycke Health Care
NHS Trust
Naspers Limited
Network Locum
News UK
Newton Europe Limited
Next Plc
Nielsen
Northgate Arinso Ltd
Nottingham Trent University
Numatic International
OffRoad Studios
Onecom
Onfido Background Checks
PC Evaluate Ltd
Partnerships in Care
Peak Scientific Instruments Ltd
Peel Ports Group
Peritus
Pets at Home
PubMatic
Punch Taverns
QAD
QVC The Shopping Channel
Quadrature Capital
Quest Search & Selection
QuintilesIMS
REED
RMS
Red Badger
Red Hat
Redington
Reed Global
ResourceBank - HR and Talent Solutions
ResponseTap
Richmond Fellowship
River Island
Royal HaskoningDHV
SAS
SF Group
STR Group
Samvo
Sanmina
Santander U K Plc
Saïd Business School, University of Oxford
Score Group Plc
Search Consultancy
Sopra Steria
Sparrows Group
Square One
Standard Chartered Bank
SurveyMonkey
Sysdoc
Talmix
The Body Shop
The Cambian Group
The Co-operative Group
The House Of Commons Information Office
The Stafford London
The Walt Disney Company
Ticketmaster
Transact
TravelBird
Trinity Mirror Digital Recruitment
UK Export Finance
US Embassy London
Ultra Electronics
United Utilities Plc
University of Oxford
University of Strathclyde
Verrency
Viapath LLP
Vice Media Benelux
Victoria's Secret
WCN
WPG Uitgevers
Welcome Break
Willis Towers Watson
Wunderman
Xebia
arvato UK
boohoo.com
de Bijenkorf
ding.com
inVentiv Health Clinical
innocent drinks
uSwitch

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

09:10-09:30

Workforce Planning in a VUCA World

Adam Gibson, Strategic Workforce Planning Leader (Workforce Planning & Deployment), Metropolitan Police Service 

  • Resilience and contingency
  • Responding to a crisis
  • Agile Workforce Planning

Adam Gibson is the Strategic Workforce Planning Leader for the Metropolitan Police Service and is accountable for end-to-end workforce planning, resourcing and people analytics.  In the past two years he has focused on reducing costs whilst maintaining service delivery and responding to urgent operational requirements, including the recent terror attacks.  Concurrently, he has led a transformation of the workforce planning and analytics service and is the Director of Agile Workforce Planning.

09:35-09:55

Recruitment after Brexit

Tracey Park, Solutions Director, Reed Talent Solutions 

  • An insight into the views of our UK and European clients as to the current and possible future impact of Brexit on the recruitment industry; 
  • Considering the impact to sourcing, screening and retaining talent; 
  • Views from clients across both the public and private sector; 
  • Along with the views of senior stakeholders within our business and external experts

Tracey is a recruitment professional, consummate in identifying, designing and implementing bespoke talent solutions. Within her role, Tracey continually adds value to client engagements and in particular meeting specific challenges including the “value for money agenda”. Tracey heads up a team of public sector experts who have made their mark in the Public Sector as knowledgeable and supportive, tailoring local solutions from both a strategic and tactical level thereby delivering significant outcomes for local communities. 

10:00-10:20

Can Government Recruit World Class Digital Talent?

Linda Ross, Specialist Talent Acquisition & Recruitment, and Michael Connolly, Head of Digital Engagement, Department for Work and Pensions 

  • How social purpose provides an edge in an ultra-competitive recruitment market
  • Mobilising the organisation to sell itself
  • Building a seamless in-house recruitment and marketing team 

Linda has worked for DWP and its various predecessors since 1985. The first half of that was spent in Operations, but put on a hard hat and boots in 2002 as JCP Implementation Manager for Hampshire and the IOW. In 2003 she joined HR which she soon recognised was definitely her career anchor. She has enjoyed a number of different HRBP's roles in both operations and corporate centre across a wide range of interesting senior stakeholders. This has often involved supporting the business through various changes including organisational redesign in Op's and the creation of Business Transformation Group. She has enjoyed all the roles for different reasons but the golden thread is always about making a difference and supporting individuals to grow and develop. For the last 3 years she has led the Specialist Talent, Acquisition and Recruitment Team, which includes SCS recruitment. Our main purpose is to bring specialist talent into DWP, our current focus on digital. Outside of work her main interests are travel, supporting a charity in Sri Lanka and watching sport: utopia being when you can combine all three!!

Michael is Head of Digital Engagement at DWP, a role spanning people engagement, internal communications, external marketing, content design, social media strategy and incident management. He has worked in government communications since 2004, delivering campaigns encouraging people to - among other things - fit smoke alarms, save for retirement and employ ex-offenders. He worked in the media before joining the Civil Service, including five years as an advertising exec at the Guardian.

10:25-10:50

Innovation Spotlight: TheJobPost and Public Service People Managers Association (PPMA)

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

PPMA’s role in Managing Public Sector Talent
Why talent management matters in public sector – The PPMA offering 
Karen Grave, Vice President, Public Service People Managers Association (PPMA)

10:55-11:20

REFRESHMENT BREAK & PEER TO PEER NETWORKING


11:25-11:45

Executive Recruitment for a Brilliant Civil Service

Stuart Burrows, Deputy Head of Executive Recruitment, Civil Service Talent

Stuart started his career in private sector contingency recruitment for Badenoch & Clark, where he spent 11 years primarily specialising in recruitment of Lawyers. His first public sector role was with the Judicial Appointments Commission, where he held various roles, including delivery of selection campaigns, and a full review of the recruitment process for Judges. Since moving to the Cabinet Office 2 years ago, Stuart has been responsible for setting up an internal search team for Non Executive Public Appointments, and now runs a team of staff delivering Director & Director General recruitment campaigns across the Civil Service.

11:50-12:10

Rip it up and start again – a new direction for contingent staffing managed services

Jon Milton, Director, Comensura

  • How managed services have developed
  • Why the war for talent demands a change
  • What the future looks like

Jon has been involved in the recruitment world of sorts for over 20 years. Having joined Comensura in 2006, he previously worked for Hays, Capita and Douglas Lambias Associates. He has worked in managed services for 12 years and has been responsible for building Comensura’s fast growing portfolio of private sector customers, as well as developing its market leading public sector portfolio.  He has spearheaded Comensura’s new technology platform and development of a new company. 

12:15-12:35

Widen The Talent Pool, Hire for Potential

Roger PhilbyFounder, The Chemistry Group

  • Many believe that removing bias at the point of selection solves the diversity problem - but does it? 
  • If diversity is not a selection problem, where can we look to solve it?
  • Join us as we investigate whether diversity is, in fact, an attraction problem, and expose how widening the talent pool and hiring for potential can improve your organisation's diversity

Roger Philby has spent the past twenty-five years dedicated to creating brilliant careers, to create brilliant organisations. Today, valuable talent is being wasted due to poor decisions, based on uninformed, inconsistent and biased information. As a result, talent is not being accurately identified and not being connected to the right opportunity; limiting the potential of people and holding back organisations. Roger is obsessed with putting this right. Roger has created innovative and award-winning approaches to how some of the world’s largest companies recruit and develop their workforces, including Accenture, Experian, the NHS, SAP and House of Fraser. He was also part of “the biggest turnaround in UK business history”, running recruitment for Energis Communications.

12:40-13:30

BUFFET LUNCH AND PEER TO PEER NETWORKING


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21 September 2017
08:30 Registration Opens
13:30 Networking Lunch
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