All of our speakers have been hand-picked for their detailed knowledge and expertise. Each speaker will bring their insight and industry understanding to each of the presentations.
Make sure you don’t miss this unrivalled opportunity to hear from this phenomenal line-up of the industry’s finest speakers
Auditorium Conference Chair
Alan Whitford, Managing Partner, Abtech Partnership
Alan is a strategy consultant for Recruitment Challenges, Talent Acquisition, Candidate Experience, Employment Brand and Social Media. He works with corporate recruitment and talent management teams as well as recruitment agencies and RPO businesses to ensure that their technology and processes align to deliver the right candidates in a timely and cost-effective manner.He is one of the thought leaders in developing the online recruitment industry for end users, recruiters and candidates across Europe and has recently been active in creating workshops and training programmes for line managers on the use of new recruitment processes and technology and the emerging trends of social media.
Alan can be found as a frequent chairman and participant in European conference programmes, with over 200 appearances. He has been published in a number of on-line and off-line media covering technical and strategic HR and Recruitment issues, including the XPertHR Guide to Candidate Attraction.
Conference Chair (Room A)
Mervyn Dinnen, Talent and HR Analyst, Two Heads Consulting
Mervyn Dinnen is a talent and HR analyst, advising recruitment and HR technology businesses on the emerging trends impacting hiring, retention, and engagement. He is author of the book Exceptional Talent, and a writer and International speaker on recruitment and HR trends. He previously spent 20 years advising and working with companies on their talent strategies.
‘Google’ Dave Hazlehurst, Director, Ph. Creative
As a Partner for Ph. Creative, Dave continuously strives to ensure he delivers remarkable business results for his impressive portfolio of clients through the use of integrated digital strategies and tactics. These include LinkedIn, Vodafone, Virgin Media, Tesco Opticians, Dulux, Nationwide Building Society and BAE
Dave is hugely passionate about all things digital and thrives on exposing the powers of the ever-changing Digital Marketing world. Co-Author of bestselling book ‘Getting Goosebumps’. He looks at how to harness the power of human emotions and rational thinking to help businesses plan and execute digital strategies to attract, engage and convert their target audiences.
Dave’s exclusive delivery style encapsulates the audience and reaches them on a personal level to develop their awareness of Digital Marketing and provokes a thirst for knowledge. Taking neuroscience and understanding ‘what makes people tick’ to the power of storytelling in marketing; concentrating on how to reach and connect at a personal level.
Recognised as a ‘thought leader’ on recruitment marketing, Dave has delivered keynotes and workshops for leading recruitment conferences, exhibitions and talent business across Europe and America.
TOPIC: Getting Goosebumps with Recruitment Marketing
As technology moves at a pace and we become more and more digital like never before; we need to be more human. By focusing on human behaviour and what makes people tick we can improve our recruitment marketing efforts by connecting emotionally and rationally to persuade and influence candidates.
Discover how to understand candidate behaviour and their experience on their journey with you as an organisation? What do they feel? And how do they think? All of which influences their brand experience.
How the power of storytelling can help you amplify your EVP, humanise you brand and build communities of talent by turning untold stories into brand legends…making you famous for how make people feel.