TALiNT World Leaders in Recruitment 2019

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TALiNT World Leaders In Recruitment 2019

29th October 2019, 8:30 am - 5:00 pm

Host: TALiNT Agency Leaders

About the Event

World Leaders In Recruitment is one of the most iconic and highest profile events in the industry. It’s back for 2019 with rare access to some of the industry’s top thought leaders combined with business critical content and analysis.

Join us for valuable insight from world leading speakers including James Reed, Peter Searle, Bev White and Sharron O'Donnell - plus interactive sessions on the hottest topics and results from our unique TALiNT Agency Benchmark programme to help agency leaders gain a competitive edge.

This is, quite simply, the most relevant and impactful recruitment event of the year.


08:30 Registration, Networking & Breakfast

09:00 Welcome

Steve Solomon, Director Business Services, Natwest

9:15 Introduction & Agency Benchmark

Ken Brotherston, Managing Director, TALiNT Partners

09:40 World Leader Presentation 1: Why I am still loving Mondays

James Reed, Chairman & Chief Executive, REED Global

  • 'Improving lives through work' - why recruitment matters

  • 'The recruiters' recruiter' - why intermediaries will continue to be important

  • 'The 2020's' - why my next investment will be in recruitment.

10:05 Innovation Spotlight - Product Talk: How technology has enhanced the candidate experience

Jessica Kilkenny Roddy, Enterprise Sales Director, Hinterview

10:20 Presentation by Bullhorn: The new world of work

Tim O'Brien, Managing Director, Bullhorn

  • What does the new world of work entail? - How we see it now and what it could entail in the future

  • Understand the implications for the Recruitment Industry - for example, will the prevalence of automated vehicles lead to an increase in the value of decision-making based on morality?

  • Understand how the world of work will continue to evolve and how it will influence our decisions - for example, in a world of constant change, will the quality of "Mental toughness" be more valuable than Mental Acuity?

10:45 Morning Refreshments & Networking Break

11:05 Masterclass Discussion (I)

11:40 Innovation Spotlight - Bring the power of Einstein AI to your ATS

James Lawton, Enterprise Sales Director EMEA, TARGETRecruit

11:55 World Leader Presentation 2: The Rise of the candidate

Bev White, Chief Executive Officer, GI Group

With more choices than ever before, how recruitment agencies and organisations interact with candidates has never been more important:

  • From attraction to placement – building a candidate experience that meets the needs of all stakeholders

  • Beyond recruitment – employee experience

  • Global learnings

12:20 Turning your content into revenue

Vickie Collinge, Deputy Head of Practice, BlueSky PR

  • Whether it be a blog, press release or video, every piece of content you produce and own has the potential to make you money

  • In this presentation Vickie will outline tip tops and case studies for recruitment agency owners seeking to turn their content into financial reward

  • Find out how you can make your content go further to support your business development

12:40 Buffet lunch & Networking

13:20 FCSA hosted panel - So what’s exactly changing with IR35 next year?

Julia Kermode, Chief Executive - FCSA, John Chaplin, Associate Partner - EY, Clive Mills, Non-Permanent Labour Manager - TFL, Richard Smith, Director, Enterprise PMO - Reed

  • What is happening with IR35 and off-payroll working rules in 2020?

  • What this means for your business, your clients and your contractors/candidates

In this session, we bring together a panel of experts who will summarise the changes, outline the implications, and suggest what you should be doing now to prepare. Bring along your questions and join us for a lively discussion.

13:55 The economy and its impact on the industry - the UK post BREXIT

Neil Parker, Market Strategist, Natwest

  • The UK in a post Brexit world

  • Trade tariffs and rate cuts - what message is the US sending

  • The global jobs market - where next?

14:20 Presentation by Erecruit

14:45 World Leaders Presentation 3: Agency/Client effective relationship management

Sharron O'Donnell, Head of Resourcing, Virgin Media

  • A major employer’s perspective on how agencies stay fit for purpose

  • Key do’s and don’ts for effective client engagement

  • An employer’s most important metrics

15:05 Afternoon Refreshments & Networking

15:15 Masterclass Discussion (II)

15:45 World Leader Presentation 4: Insights led leadership for the future

Adam Hawkins, Head of Search & Staffing, UK & EMEA, LinkedIn

  • We’ve heard it a million times before, ‘data is the new oil’. However, data is nothing without insights to explain what the data means. Now is the time to embed a culture of insight driven decision making across your organisation to create competitive advantage in the coming years.

  • What is the advantage of being insights led? How do you capitalise on growing data sources? What is the best way to provide insight at scale? What are the key tenants of a data and insights literate organisation? This presentation will show you how you can embed insight-led thinking as a cultural habit in order to gain competitive advantage.

16:10 World Leader Presentation 5: Online recruitment - Disruptor or an evolution

Peter Searle, Executive Chairman, Airswift

  • What is a disruptor?

  • Clicks and bricks or just clicks

  • What is the USP of an online business

  • Let's not be Kodak

16:30 Closing Comments

Steve Solomon, Director Business Services Corporate & Commercial Coverage, Natwest

16:45 VIP Drinks Reception (Invitation only)

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