The FIRM’s Leeds Conference 2019


Breakfast & networking: From 9.00am

Presentations & Roundtables: From 9.30am

Close of Day: 4.00pm

Prospects: Graduate Labour Market Trends

Chris Rea from Prospects will be presenting valuable insights into the graduate labour market, including some of the myths that surround university and graduate jobs, issues around graduate migration and social mobility, and regional trends for your area.

Shine: The Benefits of Video in the Recruitment Process

Shine Interview will be sharing the benefits of using video in the recruitment process, joined by their clients at Connect Health to present their case study. Connect Health will share their experience with using the Shine platform and the excellent results they’ve seen since implementation.

eArcu: The creative use of video and animation throughout the recruitment process

New ways to engage your candidates and hiring managers, and to inspire your hires as they get ready to start working with you

Jobtrain: How to super-charge your talent engagement

We'll explore 4 key areas of recruitment and how technology can help boost your Connection and Engagement.

  • Job adverts for 2020 and beyond
  • Reaching an audience using people power
  • Inspire, inform and engage your future hires
  • Exploring the black hole of pre and onboarding

Chatter: Building an employer brand that makes a difference - A real life case study of Five Guys UK and their employer brand:

With their presence in the UK building quickly and no real story to hold everything together, they asked us to help them get to the bottom of their EVP and develop an employer brand that would bring the ‘Five Guys way’ to life. We'll walk through how we defined, developed and deployed the five guys employer brand and share the impact it has had on the business.

Totaljobs: The rise of the ‘Northern Pound’

With a better work-life balance and a lower cost of living in the North, are higher salaries in the South a fallacy?

Totaljobs research has uncovered the true value of the ‘Northern Pound’

When taking into account the cost of living, house prices, quality of life and time spent commuting, we ask, do salaries go further up North?

Join us as we share this insight, provide actionable advice and uncover what motivates candidates to move for work, what they are looking for in a job, and how northern employers can benefit from the rise of the ‘Northern Pound’ by attracting and retaining the best talent in the UK.

Economic Modelling: The dynamics of the Leeds labour market

Duncan Brown, Chief Economist & Director of Consulting @ Emsi UK, will deliver a presentation on the dynamics of the Leeds labour market.

  • How does Leeds compare as a recruitment location to other markets? What are the distinctive hot spots? How is it changing?
  • Looking beyond jobs to skills: what are the key skill sets which are in demand in Leeds, and what do those skills mean for recruitment and pay?
  • How is technological change disrupting different labour markets in the years ahead, and what might this look like in Leeds?

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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