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The FIRM's Winter Conference

The FIRM (The Forum for In-House Recruiters)

Friday, November 15, 2013 from 8:00 AM to 5:00 PM (GMT)

The FIRM's Winter Conference

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Member Ended £125.00 £0.00 £25.00
Early Bird Ended £95.00 £0.00 £19.00

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Gold Sponsor -             Capp, Strength Based Assessment

"The FIRM's Winter Conference"

Friday 15th November 2013

The FIRM is delighted to announce its final conference of 2013, simply titled The FIRM's Winter Conference it will be held on Friday 15th November 2013 at the CBI Conference Centre, Centre Point, London

Using the same multi-stream model that has proved so popular and successful we are again structuring the day with a range of plenary sessions, three streams of practical syndicate sessions and the ever popular and useful round table discussion. This will give all attendees the opportunity to learn and the flexibility to choose which of the syndicate sessions/workshops they would most like to attend.

The day will give people the opportunity to gain insights into best practice and some practical 'how to' advice in some of the recruiting essentials that we often take for granted.

Some of the sessions scheduled include:

The Guardian– (panel session) - ”Employability in 3D”, a discussion about the definition of employability - it's evolution, the status quo and how it may look in future. We'll explore the concept from three key perspectives: students, university careers and employability professionals, and graduate recruiters.

Nicky Garcea, Director, CAPP - "Innovations in Graduate Recruitment" 

After rave feeback from this session #FIRMday, Manchester in September we thought it would be a good idea to run it again for those of you who couldn't make it.

Hear how clients such as Nestlé, Barclays and EY have embedded strengths-based assessments throughout their graduate, intern and school leaver programmes.

  • Know how strengths can be used robustly and efficiently as an on-line volume sift.
  • Experience first-hand the difference between a strengths-based interview and a competency interview.
  • Be able to justify the business case for strengths

Jutta Kremer, Senior Recruiting Relationship Manager at Gartner “Candidate care from an International Perspective”

Kevin Green, CEO of REC, Recruitment and Employment Confederation will discuss best practice in selecting and managing an effective PSL

Simon Hallett, Head of Talent Acquisition CoE, Lloyds Banking Group “Direct Hiring - Executive Resourcing”– profiling 2 case studies – #1 How Lloyds Banking Group developed an internal search approach to support internal talent / executive moves and #2 creation of an in-house search function focussing on external hiresone for State Street Bank  

Peter Gold of Hire Strategies will give feedback from research he conducted earlier in the year regarding our thoughts and impressions of the ATS solutions we use and the service we get from the vendors

Emma Mirrington, Head of Talent, Mars Chocolate will present “The Mars Talent Acquisition Story” and will share with you the journey they have travelled over the last 3 years.

Kirstie Kelly, Director at LaunchPad Recruits "Engaging future talent.  The candidate experience - expectations and how to fulfil them with technology"  How to use technology in your selection process will help you meet your candidate engagement agenda

Jeremy Ovenden, Director at HireServe "The ATS – the only system your recruiters will ever need to use?" Some see the ATS simply as a single strand of the overall recruitment "mix" merely providing a processing tool to progress applications and generate management information with the need for additional systems and services. This session will look at the concept of the ATS being the heart of the recruitment system; that part where all internet-connected services are embedded and controlled genuinely enabling your entire recruitment process to be managed, monitored and accessed from one single system.

Tom Chesterton, Director at Tonic Agency  HelpMarketing: What’s being useful got to do with becoming more attractive?” Tonic will look at the way in which we can take the latest marketing thinking and apply that to talent acquisition. 

Katharine Robinson(aka The Sourceress) will Hack The FIRM” Using The FIRM as an example, Katharine will show you, live on the internet, how you can use existing online communities to identify top talent in your niche.  

Chris Brown, LinkedIn“LinkedIn Today and LinkedIn Tomorrow” will cover, the significance of your professional profile and why it’s important for the future, update on the latest LinkedIn features and how they can help your recruiting effort, and ow LinkedIn thinks about its product development and some developments for tomorrow






*Please note that tickets are available on a first come first served basis; Earlybird tickets are available for only £100 +VAT, regular ticket is £120+VAT - we are unable to offer refunds but will accept name changes up until seven days before the event

** Please note above sessions and speakers may be subject to change

***This is a members only event. Please do not register and pay if you are not a member of The FIRM, entry to the conference will be refused and no refund provided. 

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When & Where

CBI Conference Centre
103 New Oxford Street
WC1A 1DU London
United Kingdom

Friday, November 15, 2013 from 8:00 AM to 5:00 PM (GMT)

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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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