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The FIRM's London Spring Conference 2019

The FIRM (The Forum for In-House Recruiters)

Wednesday, May 15, 2019 from 8:30 AM to 4:30 PM (BST)

The FIRM's London Spring Conference 2019

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Breakfast & networking: From 8.30am 

Presentations & Roundtables: From 9.00am including:


Harnessing company culture to attract, retain and develop talent

One in three new hires hand their notice in within six months of their start date, with a churn that is costing UK employers millions of pounds every year.

But what can we do to increase the chances of making hires that stick?

Join Ryan Grogan, Accounts Director, Totaljobs as he lifts the lid on a new HR tool which uses over 20 years’ of experience at the forefront of psychometrics. We’ll look at how you can clone the working style of your top performers and promote a culture that helps you keep hold of talent and on-board the right people to begin with.



Optimising the Candidate Experience & Behavioural Fit at Greene King

With 150 live vacancies at any one time and around 200 applications per week Greene King wanted to stablish an effective, automated screen out process for three key management roles: General Manager, Kitchen Manager and Assistant Manager. Quality of hire, retention and candidate experience are at the top of the agenda in terms of optimising the current recruitment process and with 80% of employees at Greene King under the age of 28 an up-to-date, engaging, digitised and immersive recruitment experience was key.

Join Alice Barriball, Head of Resourcing Greene King, Retail and Mark Powell, Solutions Director, SHL, to hear more about the solution that puts candidate experience at the heart of the recruitment process.



Unleash your recruitment potential with Artificial Intelligence - 5 impactful ways to use it now

Talent acquisition technology leaders Oleeo present an interactive session that will offer best practice advice on

how to make the most out of artificial intelligence (AI) and machine learning as a focal part of your recruitment activities. It will include a case study from one of our largest clients to help you understand how AI can:

• Break the sources of talent wide open and address talent scarcity head on
• Ensure organisations focus more on candidate relationships and less on admin
• Foster greater diversity & reduce bias
• Reduce costs
• Improve business performance


Humans Wanted: Robots Need You

Technology is here to stay, and it’s our responsibility to work out how we integrate humans with machines in our workforces. Skills are the passport to growth and resilience for organisations and individuals alike, so we must help people learn how to work with automation and develop the new skills they need to integrate with machines. In our session, James Hick, Managing Director, ManpowerGroup Enterprise will explore the evolution of talent strategy in the digital age, and the actions that organisations need to take to adapt their workforce to the demands of the future of work.



Shaping an Employer Brand for Balfour Beatty

Join SMRS for this session, where they will discuss:

• The value of an employer brand that differentiates
• How Balfour Beatty built a robust employer brand
• The importance of giving your people centre stage




How Automation & Talent Pipelining will help Manage Recruiter Workload

The FIRM membership has highlighted that Talent Pipelines are one of the top 3 objectives for Talent Acquisition teams for the past 5 years. Clearly it's a perpetuating challenge. Also, at a recent FIRM conference in Manchester, it was highlighted that 'Workload' is the one thing that keeps most Talent Acquisition teams up at night. The two are, and will be, forever related - as weight of demand outstrips the opportunity to be proactive with data. 

Join Steve Ward, Client Solutions Director, Candidate ID who will talk about what is creating recruiter workload, what is stopping us using data and creating vibrant pipelines, and solutions as to how will automation technology help this and reduce time to shortlist, and hence time to hire.



A real life case study of Five Guys UK and their Employer Brand

With their presence in the UK building quickly and no real story to hold everything together, they asked us to help them get to the bottom of their EVP and develop an employer brand that would bring the ‘Five Guys way’ to life. We'll walk through how we defined, developed and deployed the five guys employer brand and share the impacts it has had on the business.



What does it take to be the modern resourcing leader?

The role of a resourcing leader is a complex one. You need a marketing strategy, and then you need to sell individual opportunities. You manage high operational volumes of applications, and yet every person in your process expects to be treated as an individual. You will have to understand complex technology requirements, data legislation, employment law. You will lead a team, manage suppliers and deal with customer complaints. You manage a substantial budget. You run a business within a business.
Through research for their books, involving countless interviews with Heads of Resourcing John Wallace and Matt Alder have identified the nine key characteristics that point to success in the role. In this session John will talk through what these are, and why he thinks they are important.



There are so many benefits to attending a #FIRMday Conference! But what we hope that you take away from the day is:

•Great networking with peers 

•Understanding the key challenges facing in-house recruiters today

•Upskilling/ capability building in a supportive and friendly environment

Session content coming soon...


We are unable to offer refunds but will accept name changes up until 5 days before the event

Sessions, timings and speakers may be subject to change

This is a members-only event. If you are an in-house recruiter you may attend this event. If you are not a member of the FIRM, please join our Linkedin Group as below.

Please do not register and pay if you are not a member of The FIRM as we are not able to provide refunds.

Have questions about The FIRM's London Spring Conference 2019? Contact The FIRM (The Forum for In-House Recruiters)

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OXO2 Level Two
Oxo Tower
Wharf Bargehouse Street
SE1 9PH South Bank
United Kingdom

Wednesday, May 15, 2019 from 8:30 AM to 4:30 PM (BST)

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The FIRM (The Forum for In-House Recruiters)


Run by in-house recruiters for in-house recruiters The Forum for In-house Recruitment Managers (The FIRM Ltd) was founded as a LinkedIn Group in December 2007. Now with over 8800 members in 70  countries, we are a supportive and collaborative community of corporate recruitment professionals that provides both an online and offline hub for members to network, request help, share knowledge and give advice on all aspects of recruitment and talent management.


We aim to Support, Develop and Inspire our members as well as working to ensure integrity and best practice throughout the in-house resourcing and talent community. Through doing this we aspire to raise the standard of service our members provide to their internal customers and receive from external suppliers.



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