Our webinars feature guests from across the industry to discuss every topic you can imagine – from candidate experience, onboarding, and buying tech to psychological safety. Watch any of our previous sessions and register for upcoming events below – free to all and everyone’s welcome!
Hosted by Giles Heckstall-Smith (Director of Strategic Development), we were joined by our guest expert, Matt Burney, Senior Strategic Advisor at Indeed.com.
With a career spanning over 20 years, Matt is a well-known figure in the talent space. Over the last seven years, he’s been dedicated to unravelling the crucial roles of AI, data, economics and analytics in the recruiting sphere and is widely considered a subject matter expert.
What you’ll learn:
Giles was joined by Ruth Saunders, Assistant Director of Talent Acquisition and Recruitment at NHS Blood and Transplant where they talked about transformational NHS recruitment.
Ruth has over 20 years recruitment leadership experience. She has led recruitment across all specialisms, industries and role types – across volume, niche & Executive roles including Head of Recruitment and Head of Talent Acquisition at FTSE 100 and Global Fortune 500 organisations.
Today we live in a world of connection, personalisation, clear expectation, and instant fulfilment. There is a constant battle for the visibility and attention of the people we want to connect and engage with.
Watch back this webinar of Giles Heckstall-Smith, Clair Bush (Thrive) and Sophie Manifold (British Red Cross) as they explored best practices for creating a seamless, engaging, and personalised candidate journey that will help you attract and retain top talent.
This webinar helped identify, understand and improve all the major touchpoints your candidates have with your organisation.
Giles was joined by the author of Saving Social Care and CEO of Care Friends, Neil Eastwood and Ursula Jayes, Joint Co-Founder of Relish Care Recruitment who has a long and successful track record of building successful teams and working on challenging recruitment campaigns across the care sector.
We were delighted to also be joined by two care workers who shared their own experiences and why they chose to work in care. If you missed it, you can watch it back – just follow the button below.
Your 2023 plans might include launching a new careers website. But there are a lot of steps you should take to ensure it’s a success. Leaders in employer branding and employee engagement, John Tarrant and Fiona Stewart from DNA, joined this webinar.
Hosted by Giles Heckstall-Smith, we were joined on this session by Bridge of Hope’s Founder, James Fellowes, and Chance Bleu-Montgomery, Partner Support Manager.
No child imagines being unemployed – without purpose, income or reason to get up in the morning. But far too many grow up into that reality.
Hundreds of thousands of people are overlooked for employment because of their identity or history. This can be down to age (youth and experience), race or ethnicity, religion or belief, sexual orientation, sex or gender identity, time out as a parent or carer, service in the military, disability, neurodiversity, previous homelessness, a past history of addiction or mental ill-health, or a criminal record.
These people can bring unparalleled grit and resilience, loyalty, creativity, and employability into the workplace.
Employers are waking up to this and Bridge of Hope is on a mission to kick them out of bed!
James Fellowes – Founder
In 2018 James was made redundant for the fifth time in 8 years. It was then that he had an epiphany: to leave the corporate world to try and change the world! He co-founded Bridge of Hope Careers to create the missing link between ‘untapped talent’ and inclusive employers seeking to expand their talent pool. He’s a proud dad of three, unshakable optimist and an obsessive wild swimmer.
Chance Bleu-Montgomery – Partner Support Manager
Chance has dedicated his life to supporting system impacted people, and those who face barriers to employment. His passion comes from his past experiences of hardship, which is what has made him as resilient as those they support. His job is to support referral partners in their mission to get their talented candidates into meaningful employment.
Giles was joined on this webinar by Hollaroo special guests Hugh Fordham, CEO, and Martyn Redstone, Content & Community Lead.
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Appcast’s VP of Sales, Robin Stander joined us to discuss how high-volume hiring companies can utilise a range of tactics, including the power of programmatic job advertising, to attract more quality talent and increase ROI.
Robin is hugely experienced in programmatic technologies and pay-for-performance products that help enterprise companies find quality hires, maximise their talent acquisition budgets, and demonstrate clear recruitment ROI. Robin has been driving revenue growth and sales excellence within the TA industry for over 16 years.
Appcast is the global leader in programmatic recruitment advertising technology and services. With advanced technology, unmatched market data and a team of the industry’s best recruitment marketers, Appcast’s technology and services manage over half a billion pounds in job advertising annually on behalf of more than 1,500 clients.
We were joined by John Mathews from the UK’s leading Digital Right to Work provider, Yoti. He explained the changes now that the new digital Right to Work legislation is in place, and what it means for you.
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Giles was joined by Sharon Benson, HR Magazine’s Most Influential Practitioner and Transformation and People Director at Edison Young People.
A specialist in transformation, Sharon has held senior positions leading people and culture change programmes at Sunrise Senior Living UK and Gracewell Healthcare, Studio Retail, Acorn Care and Education, and the Co-operative Group.
In this session, they covered:
Following the success of our webinar with DNA last year, we’ve asked John Tarrant from DNA (Digital Native Advertising) to come back. He’ll answer all of your questions and offer help and guidance on all things EVP and employer branding – and show you best practice in action and provide hints and tips to help your thinking along with some neat ideas to apply to your business straight away!
The key questions DNA will cover include:
Gary Towers (Talent Intelligence Director) and Giles Heckstall-Smith from Jobtrain discussed:
In this webinar, Giles Heckstall-Smith and Michelle Brown discussed if the amount of diversity we are seeing in the media is mere tokenism or is it going to impact people’s attitudes to diversity and inclusion; if the recruitment industry is 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; and are the way job ads are written inclusive?
Michelle is an experienced communications professional having worked in the industry of public relations and social media with a range of sectors since 1997.
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 shared The FIRM’s unique insight and understanding from their membership.
This webinar topic continued 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.
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…
We looked at:
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.
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.
This webinar shows you how to bring your Hiring Managers onboard and working in partnership with you:
Paul Ainley from Chatter Communications, an award-winning Employer Brand agency joined us during this session.
With many of us now working from home, successfully managing pre-employment screening and onboarding in a remote world is critical.
Alongside our guest expert, Lee Hughes from global identity data intelligence specialists, GBG, we discussed:
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.
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.
Emma Perris and Louise Johnston from expert HR system selection consultants, Phase 3 joined our session to help you answer those important questions.
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.
With Stephen’s expertise, we talked about how to transform your hiring using video.
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.
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.
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.
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.
They demonstrated how to achieve:
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.
Giles and Martin discussed:
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.
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:
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.
Alongside recruitment expert, Nathan Colman, we chatted about:
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.