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.
Addleshaw Goddard
Affinity Water
Ageas Insurance Limited
Arthur J. Gallagher International
Avon
Axiom Law
BDO LLP
BGL Group
BLM
BMI Healthcare
BNY Mellon
Berciu
Berrymans Lace Mawer LLP
Bionical
BlackRock
Blackstone Point
Bluefin
Bord Gáis Energy
Boston Scientific
Brand Addiction
Bristol-Myers Squibb
British Gas
Bronto Software
Brown-Forman
Business In The Community
Byrne Looby Partners (UK) Limited
CBSbutler
CEB
CS Consultancy
Cableflow International Ltd
Caffè Nero
Capco
Captify
Care UK
Central Bank of Ireland
Chessington
Chiltern
Christian Dior Couture
Clarivate Analytics
ClearPeople Ltd
Clydesdale Bank Plc
Cognizant
Connect Group
Creative Access
Creative Skillset
Cushman & Wakefield LLP
Dalata Hotel Group
Danone
DataCenterDynamics
De Brauw Blackstone Westbroek
Department For Work & Pensions
Department for Work and Pensions (DWP)
Drivers Jonas Deloitte
Edenred
Electrolux
Enterprise Rent-A-Car
Epos Now
Essential Results Limited 
Exposure
FITT Projects
FLI Energy
Fidelity Worldwide Investment
Financial Express
Forward Resource
Fossil Group, Inc.
Frontline - Changing Lives
Funding Circle UK
GTI Recruiting Solutions Ltd
Golden Charter Ltd
Groupon
HCML Rehabilitation Solutions
HSBC
HVAC & Refrigeration Engineering Ltd
Havas Media Group
Hitachi Data Systems
Hotel Chocolat
Hr Go Plc
Hudson
I.T.S. (Bristol) Ltd 
IFDS
IG
IPC
Imago Group
InMobi
Intel Corporation
InterQuest Group
International SOS
Interserve
Ixaris
JACOBS DOUWE EGBERTS
JDX Consulting
JP Morgan
Jaguar & Land Rover
Johnson & Johnson
Join the Dots
Just Recruitment Websites
Just Retirement
Kellogg Company of Great Britain Ltd
Key Resource Ltd
Keytree
King
Kurt Geiger
LV=
LateRooms.com
Linklaters
London Borough of Newham
London Recruitment Services Limited 
Lost My Name
MEDIACOM NORTH
Making The Leap
Mater Misericordiae University Hospital
Matrix Solutions - London
MediaMonks
MedicAnimal Ltd.
Mendix
Modis
Modis Corporate
NLO
Nando's UK
Naspers Limited
Novartis
OAC
OCOM
Ocado
Offshore Renewable Energy Catapult
Onecom
OnlyMarketingJobs.com
Optiver
Oscars Childcare & Oscars International
PRA Health Sciences
PW Football Recruitment
Perpetual Engineering Partnerships Limited 
Playtech
Publicjobs.ie - Public Appointments Service
PwC Ireland
QBE Europe
Queens Park Hotel
Radisson Blu Edwardian, London
Ramboll
Red Hat
Red Recruiter Ltd
Redington
Rental Cars
Resilience Care
Richmond Fellowship
River Island
Rostan Recruitment
SQ Computer Personnel
SSE plc
STR Group
Saint-Gobain
Salmon
Samvo
Sauce Recruitment
ScottishPower
Sheffield City Council
Signalling Solutions
Situs
Skyscanner
Software One
Sonru
Specsavers
Spotify
Stack Exchange
Standard Chartered Bank
Start Up Loans Company
Sysdoc
THE NET-A-PORTER GROUP
TJX Europe
TWMA
Tableau Software
Tata Consultancy Services
Teleflex Incorporated
The App Business
The Chiltern Hospital
The Little Workshop Company
The Sandpit
Thomas Pink
TomTom
Towers Watson
TransferWise
Transocean
Trinity Noir
Urban Massage
Vanguard Healthcare Solutions
Verizon
Visa Europe
Voluntary Service Overseas
Voyage Care Ltd
WE Communications
Warner Music Group
West London Recruiters Limited
Westfield
Whitbread
Whittington Health
Willis Towers Watson
Wipro
Xerox
graze.com
iwoca

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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