The main stage at In-house Recruitment LIVE! London played host to a series of keynotes and discussions educating and inspiring visitors on what the future of the recruitment industry holds and how to successfully tackle key challenges.

You can view all the presentations from the day below!


Nigel Redman, Head of Performance Team Development for British Swimming

TOPIC: Diving into Success: Creating an Environment to Thrive

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Naomi Riches, Guinness World Record holder, 2012 Paralympic Champion, Motivational Speaker and Development Consultant at Thomas International

TOPIC: From Boat to Boardroom

Ed Jackson, Former Rugby Star and Motivational Speaker

TOPIC: Millimetres to Mountains – Overcoming Challenges in the Face of Adversity

Sophie Theen, Head of HR and Talent at 11:FS

TOPIC: Why is Diversity so important in hiring?


Douglas Shirlaw, COSLA

Simon Wingate,

Emily Thorpe, Thomas Cook & Ben Smytheman, SHL Group

Adam Nichols, JCT600

TOPIC: From Changes to the Fantastic Voyage: Ten years innovating

TOPIC: Employee Advocacy: Shaping The Future of Your Talent Strategy

TOPIC: Transforming High Volume Recruitment through Assessments

TOPIC: Using School Engagement Programmes to Recruit Talent

Marina Danckwardt, Avenue Group

Dave Hazlehurst, PH.Creative

Disruptive Technology Quick Fire Talks

TOPIC: Golden Efficiency Saving Rules Every Recruiter Needs to Know

TOPIC: Build a World Class Employer Brand in 100 Days

TOPICS: Google for Jobs, AI, Chatbots, Data-Driven Talent Pooling, The Future of Tech Recruiting & Predictive Technology



Emma Whitehouse, Marston’s

Josh Willows, Broadbean

Josh Willows, Broadbean

Stan Wasowicz, VONQ

Stanislaw Wasowicz, Vonq

TOPIC: Our EVP journey to attracting and retaining talents

TOPIC: How to convert your employees in to Social Ambassadors and get them hooked on your Employee Referral scheme

TOPIC: The Anatomy of a Successful Online Recruitment Marketing Strategy: What In-house Recruitment Teams Can Learn From The Business to Consumer Approach

Bill and Laura

Laura Farrell, McCurrach & Billy McDiarmid, Candidate.ID

Caroline and Simon Creed

Caroline Hill & Simon McLoughlin, Creed Comms

David Johnston, 4MAT

David Johnston, 4MAT

TOPIC: Intelligent Talent Demand Generation: Building a Future-proof Talent Pipeline

TOPIC: Making your employer brand work for you

TOPIC: Careers Sites, Google (for Jobs) and Your ATS – The Future is Here

Chris and Richard

Richard Collins, ClickIQ & Chris Wray, Sainsbury’s

Mark Bevans

Mark Bevans, LogicMelon

Bonnie Andrews

Bonnie Andrews, TotalJobs

 TOPIC: Talent Attraction Strategy in a Post Google for Jobs World, and the Need for Automation

TOPIC: Attraction & Retention – The Candidate Journey and Changing Perceptions

TOPIC: Can technology improve candidate experience and selection?

Eva Speakers

Max Knupfer and Charlie Markham,

Andy Cammack, SmartRecruiters

Andy Cammack, SmartRecruiters

Mark Di-Toro

Mark Di-Toro, Glassdoor

TOPIC: The robots are coming, but it’s going to be alright

TOPIC: Talent Attraction and Technology: How Artificial Intelligence is Changing the Sourcing Game

TOPIC: The Secret to Happy Employees & its Direct Link to a Profitable Business

Marcus and Chris

Chris Rowe, Cadent Gas & Marcus McNeilly, SMRS

Kevin Green

Kevin Green, Good Recruitment Campaign

Steve Smith

Steve Smith, Sterling Talent Solutions

TOPIC: Becoming Cadent: Developing an employer brand for a new company with a 30-year heritage

TOPIC: Future Recruitment Trends: The formula to help you attract and retain talent in times of change

TOPIC: Opportunities to Improve Candidate Experience Through Background Screening

Amareet Kaur

Amareet Kaur, TfL


Dan Foster, Triodos Bank

Daniel DeBuc, Save the children

Daniel DeBuc, Save the Children

TOPIC: Streamlined Volume Recruitment: Find the Best Candidates, Fast

TOPIC: Mastering Employee Retention: The Benefits of Investing in Your People, Business & Community

TOPIC: Onboarding – Safeguarding for the Future

Same and Ewa

Sam Harrison & Ewa Grace, Grant Thornton

Mark Jackson

Mark Jackson, Fujitsu

Pat Caldwell

Patrick Caldwell, FundApps

TOPIC: The Journey to Building a Future Fit Experienced Hire Resourcing Strategy

TOPIC: Overcoming Barriers to Strategic Workforce Planning – Building a Framework for Success

TOPIC: Creating a Humanised Recruitment Experience in a Tech-obsessed World

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