Sharing knowledge and insight for the HR and Talent Acquisition community

Through our regular webinars, we invite guests from across the industry to discuss every topic you can imagine from candidate experience, to onboarding, and buying tech to psychological safety. You can watch any of our previous sessions below and look out for future events coming soon – all are absolutely free and everyone’s welcome!

TA and Recruitment in 2022 and beyond – insights, challenges and priorities

Webinar – Wednesday 29th September at 11am UK time

The FIRM (The Forum for In-house Recruitment Managers) is THE membership organisation for in-house recruiters. With members across 67 countries it is the hub for all practical, tactical and strategic support. Partnership Director, Anna Milbank will share The FIRM’s unique insight and understanding from their membership.

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We will explore…

  • The top 5 challenges currently facing TA and Recruitment teams
  • Insights – the current trends in TA and Recruitment
  • The priorities and the hot topics in TA and Recruitment for the next 12 months

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This webinar topic continues the theme from a session with Ben Gledhill, Head of Resourcing Transformation from Thames Water, where in the midst of the pandemic in 2020, we chatted about the state of TA and recruitment then and moving into 2021.

HoW to deliver Diversity and Inclusivity in your recruitment

Webinar – Wednesday 13th October at 11am UK time

Join Giles Heckstall-Smith and Michelle Brown in this webinar where they will discuss:

  • Is the amount of diversity we are seeing in the media mere tokenism or is it going to impact people’s attitudes to diversity and inclusion?
  • Is the recruitment industry doing enough to address diversity and inclusivity?
  • Are the organisations who are looking for a diverse workforce addressing the changes required within their culture for this to work?
  • Are the way job ads are written inclusive?

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About Michelle Brown

Michelle is an experienced communications professional having worked in the industry of public relations and social media with a range of sectors since 1997.

Next level employee engagement – the world of work has changed, and will keep changing, are you ready?

Alongside DNA, a leader in employer branding and employee engagement, we shared insights and best practice client examples to help you thrive in the new world of work.

Organisations need to emerge from COVID fitter and stronger with more agile and resilient workforces who remain engaged and connected, even though they may be remote, hybrid and/or bruised from the experience of the last 18 months. We showed you how…

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We looked at:

  • How you can maintain engagement, connection and belonging in a remote or hybrid world
  • How you can move your culture forwards – and not stand still
  • How to create one team – not silos, ‘us and them’, or hierarchies
  • Attrition is already creeping up in many sectors – we looked at how you can manage and control it
  • How to move your employer brand forwards and deploy it to its best effect

We presented alongside John Tarrant from DNA. Who are they?

DNA help organisations create stronger employer brands and better businesses as a result. Whatever your people agenda objectives, they can help increase the quality of what you do, decrease the costs, prove ROI and ensure a legacy of improvement. Their clients include brands such as boohoo, Pets at Home, Aldermore Bank and Superdry as well as many SMEs on their own engagement journey.

John Tarrant is Managing Partner of DNA, and their experts in employer branding and engagement are happy to share their expertise to help senior HR practitioners on their journey. Prior to DNA, John ran Barkers Group and TMP Worldwide in the UK. Outside of work, he loves his family time, likes to keep fit (or less fat) by taking part in triathlons and eats and drinks an equal amount of the right and wrong things. He’d really like to be able to sing, but can’t. He’d like to be able to dance, but is really not much better at that either.

How to Help your Hiring Managers Live and Breathe Your Employer Brand

Employer Brand and your Employer Value Proposition (EVP) is one of the determining elements in the successful recruitment and retention of talent for an organisation.

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This webinar shows you how to bring your Hiring Managers onboard and working in partnership with you:

  1. The key role Hiring Managers have in delivering a consistent and engaging experience for candidates
  2. The best way to explain the importance of EVP & Employer Brand
  3. How to ensure your Hiring Managers communicate your EVP and Employer Brand in the recruitment process
  4. How Hiring Managers can amplify your organisation’s profile and attract new talent.

Paul Ainley from Chatter Communications, an award-winning Employer Brand agency joined us during this session.

Onboarding and Pre-employment Screening in a Remote World

With many of us now working from home, successfully managing pre-employment screening and onboarding in a remote world is critical.

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Alongside our guest expert, Lee Hughes from global identity data intelligence specialists, GBG, we discussed:

  • Pre-employment checks: what’s available and which checks you may want to consider using
  • Remote onboarding and referencing: tips on how to manage this virtually whilst ensuring compliance
  • How Identity verification rules have changed and are evolving as a result of COVID-19

 

5 Steps To Buying The Right Recruitment Tech

Creed Comms‘ recruitment marketing expert, Dave Walstow, joined our session with his top tips and advice on buying the right recruitment tech for your business.

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  • How to source potential suppliers
  • Getting the most from tech evaluation and product demos
  • How to identify the right supplier for your organisation
  • Asking the right questions to buy with confidence – the devil’s in the detail
  • Our top tips for negotiating the best deal

Safe Spaces: Creating A Culture Of Psychological Safety For Your Teams

Understand how to unlock an organisation’s performance by increasing levels of psychological safety in your culture – watch back this webinar to learn how this can be achieved, even when working remotely. Kate Hargreaves, Founder and Managing Director of Mosaic Partners, a specialist People and Organisational Development Agency was our expert guest.

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They discussed:

  • Psychological safety – what it is, and what it isn’t
  • Provide a self-assessment to rate your team’s levels of psychological safety
  • Generate ideas and good thinking about the ways psychological safety can be increased, with examples.

How to buy a HR System

Emma Perris and Louise Johnston from expert HR system selection consultants, Phase 3 joined our session to help you answer those important questions.

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  • Do I need to change my HR system or stick with it?
  • There’s so much choice. How should I start my search for a new vendor?
  • What are the risks and costs?
  • How to prepare the business case for a new system
  • Preparing your selection process requirements, demos and shortlist
  • The common mistakes in selection and implementation and how to avoid them

How to Transform Your Hiring Using Video

Stephen O’Donnell is the founder of the National Online Recruitment Awards and works with recruitment technology start-ups (including VideoMyJob). He has hosted over 300 online webinars and coaches companies on their video strategies.

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With Stephen’s expertise, we talked about how to transform your hiring using video.

  • How and why the use of video has been catapulted in 2020
  • Bringing workplace stories and job adverts to life with video
  • Using video to enhance communication with candidates and colleagues via email and messaging
  • Conducting video interviews with confidence
  • Understanding the right tools and tech you need to produce professional videos

Talent Acquisition and Recruitment for 2021 and Beyond

Learn how to transform your recruitment function from a cost centre to a strategic profit centre. Ben Gledhill, Head of Resourcing Transformation at Thames Water joined this session and brought with him a wealth of knowledge and expertise from working in Talent Acquisition with many large organisations including Yodel and currently Thames Water.

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They discussed:

  • Where is Talent Acquisition and Recruitment at the moment?
  • The Technology tipping point; is it finally time for automation?
  • The financial challenges facing TA
  • The yellow brick road to profit centre?
  • What is the future of TA/Recruitment?

Talent Referral Programs Reimagined

Where do you place the value of referrals within a Talent Acquisition strategy? We explored this topic with recruitment marketing expert, Dave Walstow from Creed Comms.

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  • The value of referrals as a keystone in talent acquisition strategy
  • Understanding what your employees want from a referral program
  • How to market, launch and deliver your referral scheme to achieve maximum engagement and results
  • Using tech to deliver a new approach to drive engagement, referrals, measurement and rewarding your employees for more than just hires

 

Creating Talent Tribes and Communities. Time to Build For the Future?

How do you build your own Talent Tribes and communities? Maureen Brown, Founder and MD of Sullivan Brown Resourcing Partners was guest expert. We chatted about creating trusted networks for advice and support, building for the future, and ensuring your recruitment process is still working for you.

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  • The opportunities for Talent Acquisition – why now is the time to grab them!
  • Beyond the noise – looking to the long term
  • Creating your Talent Tribe to build success

Why Your Careers Site and ATS Need To Play Nicely

Does your careers site ‘play nicely’ with your ATS? We talked to Dave Walstow from Creed Comms to provide some practical advice on the importance of consistency of brand, how to create a seamless journey from your careers site to your ATS, and much more.

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They demonstrated how to achieve:

  • Consistency of brand
  • Creating a seamless candidate journey from careers site to ATS
  • The challenge of job adverts vs. descriptions
  • Tracking activity and conversions
  • How to make job searching and display consistent

Diversity and Inclusion

We were joined by Recite Me accessibility expert, Martin Robertson, on this webinar to discuss the how you can make sure your recruitment process is accessible for all. Martin has been helping organisations make their online sites and platforms more inclusive for the last 4 years. If you want to know the difference between online accessibility and online inclusion, he can tell you.

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Giles and Martin discussed:

  • The differences between accessibility and inclusion
  • Demystifying and explaining WCAG (Web Content Accessibility Guidelines) and AA compliance
  • Learning and understanding your audience and the options you should make available for diverse groups (e.g. personalisation, colours, fonts and languages)
  • Setting up your ATS to deliver an inclusive candidate experience

How To Swear By Your ATS and Not At It!

Can Talent Acquisition and tech ever be friends? Often, organisations jump straight into a TA tech purchase without fully understanding how the technology fits into and enhances the resourcing strategy. This webinar shows you how technology fits into a Talent Acquisition strategy and how to realise its full potential.

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  • Measure the true RoI of recruitment technology
  • Buy the right ATS platform with confidence
  • Set yourself up for success, align with stakeholders and build true partnerships with providers
  • Demystify development, roadmaps and integrations

Delivering a Values-based Hiring Experience

Birmingham Hippodrome is the UK’s most popular single auditorium theatre welcoming, on average, over 500,000 visitors every year. In this session, we looked at how, with Jobtrain, Birmingham Hippodrome deliver a talent acquisition platform that reflects their values in their hiring experience and:

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  1. Transforms the candidate experience
  2. Sets the stage for hiring managers
  3. Places the spotlight on insight with meaningful reporting

Spring Clean Your Recruitment Technology

During 2020/21’s periods of ‘business as unusual’, there’s never been a better opportunity to review the tech you have and make sure it’s perfectly set-up and performing for when we do return to business as usual.

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Alongside recruitment expert, Nathan Colman, we chatted about:

  • Are there gaps in your knowledge or opportunities for taking advantage of underused features functionality or introducing additional automation?
  • Are you aware of all the latest enhancements and how you could use them?
  • Have your processes changed and does the ATS support those changes?
  • Spring clean, review the scope and set-up of your ATS with your provider

Nathan has led recruitment for some of the UK’s leading providers of education. His passion for candidate experience and recruitment transformation has been a key focus throughout his career.

Training and Upskilling – Mastering Your Technology

You might have the best tech in the world but if you don’t know how to use it, it’s made redundant. We spoke to our own Holly Hall, who implemented, trained and rolled out Jobtrain in her former role at ODEON Cinemas. Holly has some great advice for anyone implementing new technology and how having the right training in place across the business will ensure buy-in from everyone.

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Delivering a Killer Candidate Experience

In this period of ‘business as unusual’, now is a great time to review your end-to-end candidate journey. Special guest Dave Walstow, recruitment marketing expert and Client Services Director at Creed Comms joined us to discuss some hot topics.

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  • Back to basics with your candidate experience – putting it all in place!
  • Preparation for the post Covid-19 world
  • Build your brand experience and reach through referrals

Reporting and Insights – If You Can Measure It, You Can Improve It

How accurate and relevant is the data in your ATS? Are your reports a true reflection of your key KPI measurements? EMEA Talent Manager for Cielo Talent, Alex Jordan joined us on this webinar. Alex has previously been involved in a range of client side, in-house and agency recruitment roles.

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They discussed:

  • What you are currently measuring and what else you could be measuring
  • Efficiency (time and cost) is key to a successful talent function – so are you measuring the right things?
  • “The purpose of education is not knowledge, it is action” (Herbert Spencer) – so what are you actually doing with your information to make improvements?

The Importance of Engagement – People Power and Employee Advocacy

Reaching and building your brand and engagement levels with the groups of talent you might want to hire in the future is critical. Josh Willows, Head of Corporate Sales at Broadbean and the EMEA Lead for Social Referral, brought his expertise to this webinar.

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They discussed:

  • How to harness your biggest recruitment marketing asset – your people!
  • Making content sharing easy and creating brand ambassadors
  • Reaching a wide and diverse group of talent using your employees’ social networks
  • How to reward for more than just hires

Advertising On a Budget – Amplifying Your Message

We were joined by programmatic expert, Thomas Prince, Co-founder at Talent Nexus to talk about how to amplify your message to candidates through advertising.

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We discussed:

  • Showing you the best ways to advertise job vacancies that engage and stand out from the crowd
  • Free sources and job board aggregators
  • Social sharing and how to harness the power of your employees to reach wide and diverse networks of potential hires
  • Measuring success based on quality