Jobbio HIGHER: HR Sessions

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The Old Truman Brewery

91 Brick Lane


E1 6QR

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Jobbio HIGHER is a careers event like no other. Our HR Sessions is a jam-packed afternoon of panels, workshops, peer-to-peer discussions and networking with HR and Talent Acquisition professionals. Forget stale conferences, join us to learn, network, and celebrate all things talent and recruitment!

Main Stage:

  • 2:30 - 3:15: Your Next Hire is Already Employed

Are you looking for an experienced expert with a record of success? Chances are, they’re off smashing records for another brand. In this Panel, we reveal how to entice passive candidates, build your company followers and why your Employer Brand is the key to success.

Yakub Zolynski (Head of Talent, Secret Escapes)
Becs Beslee (Head of People, Dice)
Ruth Penfold (Talent Acquisition Director, Shazam)
Ana Harris (International People Services, Houzz)

  • 4:00 - 4:45: Hiring for Happiness (How to Hire Diverse Candidates While Maintaining A Cultural Fit)

Diversity is a buzzword bounced around in every boardroom. In this panel we delve deeper to explore a vision for a truly inclusive workforce. We lift the lid on labels, bias and the gloss and share how you can diversify your talent pool while maintaining your established company culture.

Will Bentinck (Head of Careers, Makers Academy)
Lu Li (Founder, Blooming Founders)
Maria Campbell (Head of People Monzo)

Workshop Stage:

  • 2:30 - 3-15: How to Hire Technical Talent (And Hold Onto It!)

As digital transformation continues to drive business change and the demand of technical talent constantly increases, we’re facing a unique candidate-driven marketplace. Not only is finding and hiring top technical talent an enormous challenge (and often quite expensive), holding onto them is an even greater one. The best talent are in high demand, with a constant risk of being poached. Now more than ever, companies must do all they can to keep the brightest minds on their team. But how? In this session, in partnership with General Assembly, we’ll explore all you need to know about securing top tech talent and hanging onto them.

Samantha Hepburn (Founder, Find a Tech Job)

  • 4:00 - 4:45: The Persona Project: Building Your EVP

We know that, as a company, shouting loudly about your purpose is an important part of attracting great talent. How much stronger would the alliance be if our own individual purpose – our own “why” – was front and centre too? Join this interactive workshop to explore motivating factors for different personas and work out how to create sustained high performance within your team and build a compelling, targeted and scalable EVP.

Jane Reddin (Talent Director, Balderton Capital)
Ruth Penfold (Talent Acquisition Director, Shazam)


Note: Jobbio HIGHER was previously known as EXPAND London. This event is for in-house recruitment and talent professionals. Unfortunately, we cannot provide admission for recruitment solutions or service providers.

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  • Will Bentinck

    Will Bentinck

    Makers Academy

    Head of Careers

  • Becs Beslee

    Becs Beslee


    Head of Talent

  • Maria Campbell

    Maria Campbell

    Head of People


  • Ana Harris

    Ana Harris


    International People Services

  • Sam Hepburn

    Sam Hepburn


    Find a Tech Job

  • Lu Li

    Lu Li

    Blooming Founders


  • Dee Murphy

    Dee Murphy


    Expert in Residence

  • Ruth Penfold

    Ruth Penfold


    Talent Acquisition Director

  • Jane Reddin

    Jane Reddin

    Balderton Capital

    Talent Director

  • Yakub Zolynski

    Yakub Zolynski

    Secret Escapes

    Head of Talent

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