Programme

Keynote presentations and panel discussions

Keynote presentations and panel discussions

Time

Conference Session

8.30 – 9.30 Registration, Networking and Exhibition Viewing
9.30 – 9.45 Welcome
9.45 – 10.45 Maximum Momentum – James Osborne, Founder and Chairman, The Recruitment Network
An overview of where recruitment is now, how it fits in with surrounding economic activity and what trends are emerging within the marketplace. We will look at what some of the fastest growing recruitment organisations are currently doing to address these trends and how to best capitalize and maximise the moment.
10.45 – 11.00 Meet the Conference Partners
11.00 – 11.30 Coffee Break
11.30 – 12.30 Technology transformation to power up your business – Panel hosted by Louise Triance, Managing Director, UK Recruiter
Technology leaders give an insight into the impact of technology on the recruitment sector and future trends. Is automation and AI the goal to create the most efficient company, and are there alternative uses of tech which will give agencies a competitive advantage.Panelists:

Matt Coburn, Strategic Partnerships Manager, Sonovate
Gary Cordery, Regional Sales Director, UK&I, Bullhorn
Neville James, Senior Director of Sales, Cloudcall

12.30 – 13.15 Why Recruitment companies are failing at Equity, Diversity & Inclusion – Adam Tobias, Co-Founder, Inventum Group and APSCo E,D&I Partner
The recruitment industry stands at the gateway of Equity, Diversity and Inclusion in the workplace, driving change and providing opportunities for diverse and underrepresented talent with employers. However the recruitment industry isn’t doing enough itself to be fully inclusive and representative. What should Equity, Diversity & Inclusion mean for a recruitment business?
13.15 – 14.15 Lunch
14.15 – 15.00 Building a strong recruitment brand from the inside out – Sophie Hopley, Employer Brand Director, Searchability
Your business is your brand. How do recruitment agencies discover and shape both a unique corporate brand and employer brand to stand out in a competitive market, and how can they activate this through both experience and external marketing to attract and engage top talent.
15.00 – 16.00 Candidate powered growth – Panel hosted by Denis Pennel, Managing Director, World Employment Confederation
In the wake of trends such as ‘The Great Resignation’ and the ongoing search for talent across certain sectors, what can recruiters do to extend their search and make their candidate attraction more effective? Agency owners discuss where can new talent be found, how it should be managed and what does it want from a new job?Panelists:

Rhona Carmichael, Regional Managing Director, Scotland, UK North & Ireland, Harvey Nash
John Gaughan, CEO, Finlay James
Terri Wickett, HR & Talent Acquisition Partner, TritonExeC

16.00 – 16.45 Creating shareholder value – Bilal Khan, Associate Director and Mike Tillson, Corporate Finance Partner, Grant Thornton Corporate Finance

It has been a buoyant and fast growing market for recruiters post-Covid, with higher levels of M&A across the sector. It remains to be seen if the increased demand and activity is due to a structural change in the market or if we are still in a period of post-Covid catch-up. Here we explore what’s driving M&A activity in the market, how to unlock higher valuations and what shareholders/ management teams can do to ensure they maximise value over the both short and long term? At what point should a recruitment business start considering an exit strategy, merger and/or acquisition opportunity and what can the business do to get the most out of each of these options?

16.00 – 18.00 Drinks reception and networking
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