Main Stage Presentations

MAIN1 (10:30 – 11:15)

TOPIC: Flexible Working and the End of the Skills Shortage

Chloe Sweden, Mumsnet

MAIN2 (12:00 – 12:45)

Panel Discussion, Recruitment Trends (and Fads) to Watch out For

Akbar Karenga, Whitehat, Ben Gledhill, Yodel and Ellie Brown, Oodle Car Finance

MAIN3 (13:00 – 13:45)

TOPIC: The Role Technology Plays in Modernising Resourcing

Tim le Maire, BP

MAIN4 (14:30 – 15:15)

TOPIC: Achieving Competitive Advantage through D&I: The role of TA

Simon Clements, IBM

MAIN5 (15:30 – 16:15)

TOPIC:  Tengai, the Unbiased Robot Interviewer

Tengai Robot, TNG

Room A – D

Innovation Showcase

10:00 – 10:30


09:30 – 10:30


TOPIC: Optimising the Candidate Experience & Behavioural Fit at Greene King

Alice Barriball, Greene King & Alex Davis, SHL


TOPIC: How to Use Automation to Transform your TA Team into Cyborg Recruiters

Iain Hamilton, ClickIQ


TOPIC: Employer Branding in a Complex, Diverse Business

Simon McLoughlin, Creed Comms & Neil Pollington, Places for People


TOPIC: Attraction in a Candidate-Driven Market: How to Make People Fall in Love with your Brand

Clair Bush, LogicMelon


Cathal Doorley, Rezoomo

Rezoomo: The Rise of Video Recruitment

Pete Marshall, Shine Interview

Shine Interview: Beyond the CV: How Values and Video can Help Recruit the Right People Quicker

Donna Owen

Showcaser: Video Killed the Radio Star! How to Attract and Retain  Future Talent

10:45 – 11:15


10:45 – 11:45


TOPIC: Inside the Mind of your Target Talent: Exclusive Insights

Neil Millett,


TOPIC: Making a Measurable Difference with Your Employer Marketing

Sarah Sturgess, SMRS


TOPIC: Improving the Hiring Experience for All: Putting Brand and Core Values First

Claire Thorley, Ecotricity


TOPIC: How to Attract Passive Talent Online Without the Use of Job Boards and Agencies.

Tristan de Kooker, VONQ



Smart Recruit Online: Blending Technology and Human Process with a Sprinkling of Behavioural Science

Chris-Raw, JobPal

Jobpal: Auto-mating – How to Build Successful Relationships with Machines 🙋🙋‍♂️❤️🤖⚙

Ben Chatfield, Tempo

Tempo: Hire at Volume more Efficiently without Sacrificing Quality or Cultural Fit

11:30 – 12:00


TOPIC: Technology –  How to Set Up the TA Function of the Future

David Mason, Santander


TOPIC: Careers Website: UX, Automation and Talent Pipelining

David Johnston, 4MAT


TOPIC: Feeding your ATS: The rise of recruitment marketing

Gordon McQuoid , Kallidus


TOPIC: Turning Employees into Brand Ambassadors: The Power of Social Referrals

Josh Willows, Broadbean

12:15 – 12:45

Early Careers & Recruitment Marketing

12:00 – 13:00


TOPIC: It’s in the Video Experience: How to Win Candidates Over in a Competitive Marketplace

Euan Crosby, Medidata


TOPIC: Building the Talent Acquisition Tech Stack of the Future, one Innovation at a Time

Rob Symons, Smartrecruiters


TOPIC: Feeling Like a Fraud: How Imposter Phenomenon is Holding your Team Back

Jon Cooney, Totaljobs


TOPIC: Future of Recruitment: Societal Changes and the Effects on Recruitment

Peter Gold, Cornerstone


Anu Manthri, Bright Network

Bright Network: Using Data and Insights to Find needle-in-a-Haystack Gen Z Talent

Clara Bloch, JobTeaser

Jobteaser: Attracting Gen Z: The Importance of Employer Branding

Glenn Jones, Nthuse

Nthuse: Recruitment Marketing: Advertising to Today’s Jobseekers: An SME’s Guide to Starting your Recruitment Marketing Journey

13:30 – 14:00

Assessments, Automation & Onboarding

13:30 – 14:30


TOPIC: Harnessing the Power of Social to Attract and Engage Gen Z

Milimo Banji, Student Inspire Network


TOPIC: Strengths-based Recruitment: Now and in the Future

Nicky Garcea, Capp


TOPIC: Flex appeal: Managing a Contingent and Flexible Workforce at the time of IR35

Tom Hadley, REC


TOPIC: How to Inject Innovation into your Executive Search Strategy

Jon Ridout, BT


Chris Platts, Thrivemap

ThriveMap: Building a Radically Honest Pre-hire Assessment Process (and Why Some of your Candidates Should Hate it)

Alex Holden, JamieAI

JamieAI: Empowerment On Demand

Alastair Cartwright, eArcu

eArcu: Transforming your Onboarding Using Smart Technology & Innovative Thinking

14:15 – 14:45


TOPIC: Hacking your Tech Talent Sourcing Strategy



TOPIC: How to Create a Personalised On-boarding Programme Using Virtual Reality!

Dina Álvarez, Everis


TOPIC: Recruitment Metrics: Using Data to Wow your Hiring Managers

Jake Kimber, Product Madness


TOPIC: A No CV Approach: Stop Hiring a Piece of Paper!

Luke Ebsworth, Travelport

15:00 – 15:30

Tech Talent

14:45 – 15:45


TOPIC: Women who (Literally) Rock: From Local Social Campaign to Global Event Rollout

Heather Walker, SAP


TOPIC: How the Apprenticeship Levy is Helping us Build a More Effective Workforce

Verity Williams, Travis Perkins


TOPIC: How to Deliver Volume Recruitment with a Personal Touch

Amareet Kaur & Ross Dearman, TfL


TOPIC: Neurodivergent M3 (ME): Why you Should be Hiring Superheroes and Mythical Characters, and How to Start!

Theo Smith, NICE


Mike Rohan, Tungl

Tungl: Assessing Tech Talent: Give your CTO What they Want (What they Really, Really Want)

Mike Merdoch, Candidate Hub

Candidate Hub: – Saving Significant Time and Money on your Permanent Hire Processes

John Gray, Turtl

Turtl: Recruiters’ Paranoia – How to Create Content to Tackle “The Danger Period”

15:30 – 16:15 Keynote Speaker (MAIN 5)

16:00 – 18:00 VIP Drinks Reception

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