Actions and Detail Panel
Attracting & Retaining the best Digital talent in the North
Thu 23 March 2017, 18:00 – 21:00 GMT
On the back of the much talked about Northern Powerhouse initiative, Insight are proud to announce we are partnering with Tech North and a number of key players in the North's digital industry to discuss the challenges of the UK's fastest growing sector.
The next event is in Manchester on 23rd March, a stones throw from Insight HQ, where we will be tackling the theme of Attracting & Retaining the Best Digital Talent in the North.
About the Event
At Insight IT, we fully understand how rapidly the technology scene is growing in the North of England. Recent reports have shown that jobs in Northern tech are increasing 10 times faster than jobs in non-digital sectors, and with a number of major players such as BBC, Sainsbury’s, Bet365, all moving their digital operations to Manchester the challenge of attracting and retaining the best talent has never been stronger.
The good news is that if you can attract and retain the right staff, the benefits to your business growth can be massive with the same report suggesting that productivity of digital workers is 53 percent higher than the productivity of non-digital workers.
Manchester has become a world-class digital hub and while improvements to the talent pipeline, infrastructure, finance and culture are all being addressed by industry and the government. We believe that better collaboration is another essential factor for unlocking the full potential of the Northern tech sector.
With that in mind we are opening up a discussion and opportunity to network with companies and digital talent alike to discuss how they have embraced the challenges of the 'digitalisation' of the North and share their success and insights on attracting and retaining the best digital talent.
Here's a little Insight into some of the topics that will be discussed in our panel Q&A on the night,
James Naish - Head of Software - HH Global, will be sharing his views and experience on Technology and how that plays a part in winning the talent war.
Erica Yates – HR Business Partner - Shopdirect Group, will be tackling challenges within Diversity and in particular sharing ideas on attracting and developing female talent of the future.
Neil Casey - Technical Recruitment – Thoughtworks, has been tasked to share his Insight on how one of the most iconic Global technology consultancies approach the Manchester digital market
Gareth Lancaster - CTO - Hello Soda, will be discussing the benefits of empowering your tech team and how that can drive both attraction and retention of the best digitaltalent.
Sean McCleary - Managing Director - Insight Recruitment will be drawing on his experience of setting up a fast growing start up business in Manchester and the benefits of the local area.
Kirsty Styles - Head of Talent & Skills - Tech North – As well as compering the event, Kirsty will be giving background on some of the initiatives Tech North are championing to putting North tech on the map.
If you are working within Digital & Technology, interested in the sector or just plain hungry then come and join us for an evening of Pizza, Craft Beers and an opportunity to hear from some key players in the North's digital industry.
For more information relating to this event, please feel free to get in touch - firstname.lastname@example.org or call 0161 710 2317