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The Forum for In-House Recruiters (The FIRM) Manchester Spring Conference 2017

The FIRM (The Forum for In-House Recruiters)

Thursday, 9 March 2017 from 08:30 to 16:30 (GMT)

The Forum for In-House Recruiters (The FIRM)...

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Highlights include:

At the start of 2017 conducted it's biggest and most wide ranging candidate survey ever, with responses from over 2,500 active and passive jobseekers. In the presentation we'll share:

- The Career Happiness Index: a look at how much Britain's workforce loves Monday's, broken down by industry, location and more

- Push and pull factors: insight on what the dream job looks like, and what active job seekers want from their next career move

- An ideal employer: what behaviours candidates expect from an employer of choice 


WilsonHCG will look at Employment Branding Evolution & Remaining Inventive

In order for any organization to be successful, a strong employment brand must be a key ingredient in the talent acquisition strategy. All organizations are transparent and without proactively investing in your brand, you run the risk of losing top talent to the competition. Join Prashanie Dharmadasa who leads Global Strategic Insights and Engagement at WilsonHCG as she discusses:


• What is driving the evolution of employment branding and how organizations can stay ahead of trends

 Best practices and methodology from global organizations on WilsonHCG’s Fortune 500   Top 100 Employment Brands Report

 Key takeaways and stories from global companies leading inventive employer branding strategies


Starting with a Dream: How the Apprenticeship Reforms can help your organisation create a best in class development proposition. Kate Temple-Brown is an optimistic practitioner who has spent the past year delving into and speaking to experts in order to understand the best way for organisations to maximise the Apprenticeship Levy opportunity and see how leveraging these changes can lead to attracting, hiring and retaining a more diverse and better skilled population in a cost effective way.


Member Speaker: Alyson Fadil, Sofology will be looking at Turning Candidates into Brand Advocates Treating your candidates as you would your customers is ever more important. How do you ensure they get an experience that reflects your brand?


Member Speaker: Linked In Resourcing Strategies – how to reduce spend and increase effectiveness. Join James Clark, Talent and Resourcing Operations Manager from Argos to hear his journey on their usage of Linked In and how they have reduced their spend but have increased effectiveness and engagement. This will then be followed by a facilitated discussion on the topic by Emma Mirrington of The FIRM to ensure all attendees leave with some valuable insight and actionable steps.


WCN: Making engagement the central focal point of your future talent acquisition strategy. Join Stefan Sawh, Head of Global Account Management at WCN for this 30 minute session designed to enhance your understanding of the importance of great engagement as part of a virtualised recruitment solution. In a landscape where competition to hire the best talent with the scarce skills required for companies to prosper is so intense, engagement has never been so important. Securing the most promising applicants to join your business requires recruiters to increasingly devote time and attention to capture interest early and maintain this continuously; thereby encouraging suitable candidates to want to take up work in your organisation over a rival firm. This session will:


  • Demonstrate how to make it easier for firms to signpost vital contextualised engagement content and messaging
  • Highlight how leading employers have championed their employer brand to win the best before the rest
  • Discuss the viewpoints of almost 70 global firms who recruit in high volumes on the challenges & opportunities in candidate engagement
  • Consider how technology can support continuous engagement from attraction through to on-boarding and then reinvented for future recruitment campaigns with new staff.


 Josh Willows, Broadbean, will be speaking about ‘How to get your employees hooked on your referral scheme’Keeping employees engaged is one of the hardest challenges for an organisation. Josh will look at the ‘Hooked Model’ and other tips on referral programmes.


 Hirevue will look at the The post-millennial experience: Millennials are growing up. In fact many of your candidates that you’ll be sourcing for the Apprentice/Graduates and Entry Level positions program are outside of the Millennial age group. Many are post-millennials or Gen-Z. These candidates require instant engagement and feedback over mobile devices. If you’re not doing this you’ll lose the best candidates. George Clark will share ways to achieve this level of instant engagement via video and how the candidates feel about it.


Anna Steele, Creed Communications will be looking at Digital attraction strategies – How to: Innovate, measure, optimise and predict future success.

In this session, we’ll be talking about innovation in candidate attraction and how the complexities of reaching people today in a busy multi-connected world bring many challenges in measurement and value attribution. We’ll demonstrate how important multi-device measurement is as well as how we track candidates all the way through their journey from their first encounter with your brand to receiving an offer, and how we use this performance data to reduce media spend and improve campaign effectiveness. We’ll also shed some light on how to evaluate the measurement tools and performance data you currently have access to, in order to assess the whole picture.



Peoplise will look at From social media to the first 90 days: A fully digital&mobile journey for early engagement. A leading retail company's case study into a fully digital and mobile recruitment process from attracting passive candidates in social media, branded micro-sites, chat bots, video based smart filtering and automated onboarding engine for achieving a superior candidate experience and early engagement.


Ingenium People will be looking at the Latest Innovations in Managing the Candidate Database Companies who invest in managing their candidate database enjoy delivering a better candidate experience, reducing time and cost per hire. Alastair will talk about some of the very latest developments and innovations in effectively managing the candidate database.



and more sessions to come!


Breakfast & networking: From 8.30am 

Presentations & Roundtables: From 9.00am 

Close of Day: By 4.00pm

There are so many benefits to attending a #FIRMday Conference! But what we hope what 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 


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 re are not able to provide refunds.

Do you have questions about The Forum for In-House Recruiters (The FIRM) Manchester Spring Conference 2017? Contact The FIRM (The Forum for In-House Recruiters)

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DoubleTree by Hilton Manchester Piccadilly
1 Piccadilly Place,
1 Auburn Street,
M1 3DG Manchester
United Kingdom

Thursday, 9 March 2017 from 08:30 to 16:30 (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 8200 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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