The main stage at In-house Recruitment LIVE! London will play 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 also view details of the day’s conference streams A-D below!
KEYNOTE AND MAIN STAGE SPEAKERS
KEYNOTE 15:30 – 16:30
Nigel Redman, Head of Performance Team Development for British Swimming
Born in Cardiff, 1964, Nigel Redman achieved 20 international caps in an illustrious 14-year career playing in the second row for England. Nigel Redman made his international debut in November 1984 and played his last England game in July 1997, both against Australia. He was a member of the World Cup teams in 1987 and again in 1991.
He also toured with Martin Johnson’s victorious British Lions in South Africa in 1997 and was a member of The Barbarian. He made 350 appearances for Bath, including 10 RFU Senior Cup Final wins, six League titles and one European Cup final win. Nigel Redman is now the Head of Performance Team Development at British Swimming. In addition to his nationwide coaching duties he is a commentator for Sky TV’s rugby coverage, providing expert comment in support of fellow international Stuart Barnes.
TOPIC: Diving into Success: Creating an Environment to Thrive
KEYNOTE 12:30 – 13:30
Naomi Riches, Guinness World Record holder, 2012 Paralympic Champion, Motivational Speaker and Development Consultant at Thomas International
Naomi Riches was part of the Great Britain Para-Rowing team for a decade, where she competed in the Mixed Coxed Fours, until she retired in 2013. Her legacy includes winning medals at national, world and Paralympic level during her time in the sport, including a bronze at the 2008 Beijing Paralympic Games and a gold at the London 2012 Paralympics. Naomi was awarded an MBE in the 2013 New Year’s Honours List for her ‘Services to Rowing’.
Naomi has been a motivational speaker in schools since 2008, using her story to inspire and empower young people to achieve their goals and dreams. As a result of this, Naomi progressed to work with Thomas Education as well as Thomas Sport and in August 2015, became a Thomas Sport and Education Development Consultant. This role gives her the opportunity to work very closely with clients to help them achieve results using the Thomas tools.
TOPIC: From Boat to Boardroom
KEYNOTE 11:15 – 12:15
Ed Jackson, Former Rugby Star and Motivational Speaker
Ed Jackson’s professional rugby career spanned ten years. He played for Bath, Wasps, London Welsh and the Gwent Dragons before suffering a spinal cord injury In April 2017, which left him paralysed. Since then, he has been undergoing intensive rehabilitation and has defied the odds after being told he may never walk again. Ed now takes the opportunity to raise awareness of spinal cord injuries, mentor others going through similar hardships and fund-raise for the charities that have helped him. This included walking to the summit of Mount Snowdon just 12 months after the accident, raising over £20K for charity in the process.
Alongside his rehab Ed is currently studying for an MSc in real estate management and speaks publicly about his story and the lessons he has learnt.
TOPIC: Millimetres to Mountains – Overcoming Challenges in the Face of Adversity
MAIN STAGE 10:00 – 11:00
Sophie Theen, Head of HR and Talent at 11:FS
MAIN STAGE 14:15 – 15:15
Keiran Dodd, Global Leadership Recruitment Lead at Booking.com
CONFERENCE STREAMS A-D
10:00 – 10:30
Douglas Shirlaw, COSLA
Emma Whitehouse, Marston’s
Josh Willows, Broadbean
Stanislaw Wasowicz, Vonq
10:45 – 11:15
Simon Wingate, reed.co.uk
Laura Farrell, McCurrach & Billy McDiarmid, Candidate.ID
Caroline Hill & Simon McLoughlin, Creed Comms
David Johnston, 4MAT
11:30 – 12:00
Emily Thorpe, Thomas Cook & Ben Smytheman, SHL Group
Richard Collins, ClickIQ & Chris Wray, Sainsbury’s
Mark Bevans, LogicMelon
Bonnie Andrews, TotalJobs
TOPIC: Talent Attraction Strategy in a Post Google for Jobs World, and the Need for Automation
12:15 – 12:45
Disruptive Technology Quick Fire Talks
Max Knupfer and Charlie Markham, eva.ai
Andy Cammack, SmartRecruiters
Mark Di-Toro, Glassdoor
13:30 – 14:00
Adam Nichols, JCT600
Chris Rowe, Cadent Gas & Marcus McNeilly, SMRS
Kevin Green, Good Recruitment Campaign
Steve Smith, Sterling Talent Solutions
14:15 – 14:45
Marina Danckwardt, Avenue Group
Amareet Kaur, TfL
Dan Foster, Triodos Bank
Daniel DeBuc, Save the Children
15:00 – 15:30
Dave Hazlehurst, PH.Creative
Sam Harrison & Ewa Grace, Grant Thornton
Mark Jackson, Fujitsu
Patrick Caldwell, FundApps
TOPIC: Build a World Class Employer Brand in 100 Days