The FIRM’s Bristol Conference 2020


Registration: From 8.30am

Presentations & Roundtables: From 9.00am

Close of Day: 4.00pm

Session include:

Reed.co.uk: Attracting the youth market

Brand new insights from reed.co.uk aim to share the career motivations for 16-24 year olds, including how your route in to work (i.e. further study, apprenticeships or straight-to-work) affect aspirations.

Member Session: Customer Services Recruitment Transformation, Kevin Hough (Head of Talent) & Daisy Hodder, (Recruitment Associate) at LV=

Changing a process with volume recruitment can be a significant challenge for most businesses and most of us can identify with some of the key challenges of poor quality candidates, lack of candidates and high drop out rates, to name but a few. Join Kevin & Daisy as they talk through the Customer Service recruitment transformation at LV=; and their experience of learning that you don’t always get it right the first time. Their presentation will share a range of hints, tips and more importantly their honest mistakes to enable you to learn from their experience.

Tribepad: Hiring Humans : Recruiting Robots

Join Neil Armstrong, Commercial Director at TribePad as he discusses key questions such as:

  • Are tech firms with artificial intelligence going to nick my job?
  • Which recruitment tech is actually going to help me and my company in 2020?
  • How do I get the right balance of humans and technology in our recruitment?

Cogency: Candidate experience – how you can stop fighting the war against talent

In this session, Ben Jackson, Director of Experience experts, Cogency, exposes the disconnect between inspiring, engaging employer brands and the experiences that resourcing and HR tech often provide to our most valuable resource: candidates.

They’ll examine the potential impacts of a poor experience, and the reasons why experience design is such a vital, and often-ignored, element of system and process specification, procurement and implementation. And look at some simple questions to ask when looking at your data, to determine how best to make changes that make a real, measurable difference to the success of your talent acquisition programmes by providing your candidates with a truly exceptional, differentiating experience from first awareness to onboarding and beyond.

eArcu: Engaging and delighting your Hiring Managers

Join Andy Randall, CEO at eArcu as he looks at ways to tease and tempt your Hiring Managers into getting more closely involved throughout the recruitment process.

Discover how video, animation, gaming and social tools can be harnessed to get managers excited about your recruitment platform to find the best candidates and get them onboard earlier.

Rachel Dalboth, The FIRM: Well-being and its role in success as a recruiter

The life of recruiter can be a demanding one. Juggling hiring managers, candidates, tools and ever evolving techniques – how often do we pause and think about ourselves? In this session with our very own Rachel Dalboth, we reflect on the importance of well-being and how it should be seen as a key ingredient in the mix of being a great recruiter.

ManpowerGroup: What Workers Want: How To Close Your Organisation’s Skills Gap, Jill Bassett, Solutions Board Director, ManpowerGroup

With acute talent shortages continuing to rise across the UK, employers are challenged with catering to the demands of an increasingly limited talent pool while competing with other organisations that are trying to do the same. To be successful, organisations must build what workers want into the heart of their talent strategy, deploying faster, more targeted approaches than ever before. Upskilling and retraining individuals throughout their career is also crucial to meeting future talent needs.

By getting both the offer to candidates and the blend of talent strategies right from the start, businesses will not only make their organisation more attractive to prospective employees, but also help to retain existing employees. Getting it right up front will help to drive return on investment for the long term.

The FIRM: Internal Mobility

Emma Mirrington reveals The FIRM’s latest research into internal recruitment. We explore members current approaches to internal recruitment, whether they are pro-actively practicing internal mobility and of those who are, is it working?

There are so many benefits to attending a #FIRMday Conference - but what we hope what you take away from the day is:

  • Great networking with in-house recruiter peers
  • Understanding the key challenges facing in-house recruiters today
  • Upskilling/capability building in a supportive and friendly environment

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