The FIRM’s Manchester Autumn Conference 2019


Breakfast & networking: From 8.30am

Presentations & Roundtables: From 9.00am

Close of Day: 4.30pm

Presentations include...

VideoMyJob: Why Video In Recruitment, and Why Now?

Text-based job ads have been around for literally hundreds of years, and did not change with the advent of the internet. Long job specs in black text on a white background just aren't working any more. The law of diminishing returns is affecting your response rates, and far more irrelevant candidates are applying.

Join Stephen O’Donnell, GPM EMEA with VideoMyJob and Founder of the NORAs as he demonstrates how candidates' expectations are changing rapidly, and how they respond to video communications (including job adverts) in ways that will shock you. Global employers are seeing dramatic improvements to their hiring metrics when they give prospective employees a far more authentic insight to their organisations.

Cornerstone - Internal Mobility: the silver hiring bullet or just wishful thinking?

Whilst every company has the option to hire and promote from within, organisational culture often stops it happening successfully and consistently, resulting in ongoing employee churn and the never-ending external hiring cycle. But with the advent of the internal career centre, and a more consumerised approach to internal hiring, is it time to put control into the hands of the employee rather than the manager? Find out in this session how the future of internal hiring is being shaped by Netflix style thinking.

Totaljobs: Candidate attraction and the rise of the ‘Northern Pound’

The UK’s increasingly mobile workforce puts employers based in the North in a good position to expand their talent pools beyond their local area. Benefits of living and working in the North include lower living costs and better worklife balance – so how can employers utilise this to promote their employer brand? Totaljobs will be delving into our research on the rise of the Northern Pound to look at this further.

Tribepad: Contract v Perm – How to consider the benefits of a flexible specialist contingent workforce whilst engaging, promoting and retaining permanent talent

Join Tom Beale, Recruitment Advisor at Medical Protection Society to discuss:

  • Internal utilisation and perception of contractors (specialist projects, BAU resource management, contingent seasonal working)
  • Contractor availability considering the external factors influencing contractor market (Gig Economy, Flexibility, Portfolio careers, IR35, Recruitment Agencies/ Direct Hire recruitment teams)
  • Permanent retention and development to stretch staff and the attitude towards contractors having the ‘rock star salary’ and ‘all the exciting jobs’

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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