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Top tips for recruiting talent and avoiding legal pitfalls

CIPD Birmingham Branch

Thursday, 26 April 2018 from 18:00 to 20:00 (BST)

Top tips for recruiting talent and avoiding legal pitfa...

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CIPD member (free) 23h 9m Free £0.00
Non-member 23h 9m £15.00 £0.00
Committee member (free) 23h 9m Free £0.00
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Event Details

Employing the right people and building a great team is high on the priority list of nearly every organisation. With the search for talent becoming increasing competitive this event focusses on top tips for recruiting to fit your needs. The session will cover:

  • Techniques to attract the right candidates
  • Recruiting to fit your culture
  • Assessment and interview techniques
  • The legal pitfalls associated with recruitment.

Guest speakers

We are pleased that Darren Hayman of Macmillan Davies Recruitment and Michael Hardiman of Shoosmiths LLP will present the session and share the benefit of their collective experience. In addition, a guest speaker will provide an insight into best practice internal recruitment processes.

Darren is a Managing Director at Macmillan Davies, the UK’s leading HR Recruitment consultancy. With over 20 years’ recruiting experience he is highly regarded within the industry and is a regular fixture on judging panels for excellence in recruitment categories at HR industry awards.

Michael is Senior Associate and an experienced employment lawyer who specialises in Employment Tribunal litigation. He regularly deals with discrimination complaints and queries relating to recruitment practices.

Registration and Refreshments

Please arrive at 18:00 for registration and a buffet.  The session will begin at 18:30. 



What are the car parking arrangements?

On street car parking is available, please see the Shoosmiths website for directions to the Birmingham office

What is the refund policy?

Places can be cancelled up to 1 week before the event, after that any non-member delegate fee of £15 is non-refundable 

Professional photography and video production may be taking place at the event, and these images may be used on future promotional materials for CIPD. Please note that by attending the event, you are giving your consent for your image to be used on any CIPD promotional materials.

Do you have questions about Top tips for recruiting talent and avoiding legal pitfalls? Contact CIPD Birmingham Branch

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When & Where

2 Colmore Square
38 Colmore Circus Queensway
B4 6SH Birmingham
United Kingdom

Thursday, 26 April 2018 from 18:00 to 20:00 (BST)

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CIPD Birmingham Branch

The CIPD Birmingham branch provides opportunities for its 2500 members to network with local HR and L& D professionals, to continue with their professional development and remain up to date with HR issues. There is an active programme of events through the year and you can find details of the upcoming events listed below. For further details just click on the event you are interested in and you can then book your place online.


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