On the 19th April 2018, our hugely successful event series will make its next visit to the South West and hold a full-day conference, specific to In-house Recruitment, in the beautiful Bristol Harbour Hotel.

The ultimate learning & development day for In-house Recruiters, you will be the first to witness completely unique case-study presentations, as well as benefiting from intimate roundtable discussions with industry peers.

Topics include:

  • Inclusion & Diversity
  • Career Sites
  • Attraction & Retention
  • The Future Workforce
  • Talent Shortages
  • Assessments
  • Employer Branding
  • and more!

Who will be attending?

In-house recruitment and HR professionals all with a common interest in developing their recruitment skills, knowledge and strategies including; 2 Sisters Food Group, 4Mat, Adestra, Age UK, Burges Salmon, BuroHappold Engineering, CACI Information Intelligence Group, Cornwall Council, Creditcall, DAS Group, Dickies, Interior Ministry, Hargreaves Lansdown, iSupplyEnergy, Lloyds Banking Group, Louise McMilan, Ministry Of Health, National Composites Centre, Oak Furniture Land, Optimas, Opus Talent Solutions, Pepsico, PHS Group, Pukka Herbs, Simmons & Simmons, SUEZ, Taunton and Somerset NHS Foundation Trust, The Mike Burton Group, The Restaurant Group, Thrifty Car & Van Rental, Trayport, Triodos Bank, Unite Students, University Hospitals Bristol NHS Foundation Trust, University of Worcester, WestRock… to name but a few!

100+ Attendees

All with a common interest in learning and developing their recruitment skills, knowledge and strategies.

8 Burning In-house topics

Live presentations on Career Sites, Attraction & Retention, The Future Workforce, Inclusion & Diversity, Talent Shortages, Assessments, Employer Branding and more, directly from award-worthy recruitment teams followed by intimate roundtable discussions.

1 Incredible day

Never before has there been an In-house Recruitment conference designed to offer such completely unique and high value content.


A perfectly balanced agenda carefully designed to maximise knowledge intake, peer-to-peer networking and tool showcasing.

Each speaker session will be followed by a roundtable discussion, where you will learn how to overcome the challenges you face in in-house recruitment.

We’ll be rounding off this unique conference with complimentary and well-deserved social networking drinks.

08:30 AM – 09:10 AM


Registration, Breakfast & Welcoming Intro

9:10AM – 10:00AM

Dan Foster

Dan Foster, Resourcing Manager

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TOPIC: Attraction & Retention: How to attract & retain an engaged workforce

  • Analysing your recruitment process MI
  • Enhancing your Employer Brand
  • Retaining your workforce through listening to their needs
  • Promoting employee well-being

Roundtable Discussion (30 mins)

10:00AM – 10:50AM

Neil Millet Square

Neil Millett, Marketing Executive

TOPIC: Your future workforce: A guide to employing the next generation of talent

New research from over 2,000 16-24 year olds aims to help your organisation target the next generation of talent. In this presentation we’ll look at:

  • Approach and entry to work. Between undergraduate study, apprenticeships and straight-to-work, we’ll uncover the popular routes to starting a career and the employable characteristics defined by each method.
  • Attitudes and aspirations. Understand what motivates the 16-24 workforce.
  • Attract and retain. Recognising what will make your organisation stand out from the crowd, the best means of communicating with your target audience and how to position your brand as an employer of choice.

Roundtable Discussion (30 mins)

10:50 AM – 11:10 AM

Morning Coffee Break

11:10AM – 12:00PM

Mark Beavan

Mark Beavan, Head of Agency, TLA

TOPIC: Building a career site that job seekers will love

  • What job seekers are looking for from your careers website
  • Auditing your careers website
  • Comparing your site to your competitors
  • Putting your knowledge in action – how we built www.hastingsdirectcareers.com
  • Engaging your people to help build compelling content

Roundtable Discussion (30 mins)

12:00PM – 12:30PM

Dunstan, CEB

Dunstan Arthur, Practice Director

TOPIC: Using Assessment Tools to Transform Your Recruitment Delivery

Recruiting for volume roles presents a challenge to select the right candidates in a way that doesn’t deter them from applying. A client case study presentation, looking at the following points;

  • Using an engaging assessment design to create a positive candidate experience
  • Appealing to a wider pool of more diverse applicants
  • Providing an attractive, yet realistic preview of the role and company
  • Effectively and efficiently identify the best candidates

12:30 PM – 13:20 PM


13:20PM – 14:10PM


Ally Potter, Brand & Insight Consultant and Lorna Addicott, Senior Creative

TOPIC: From insight to inspiration: an employer brand journey

  • Differentiating your business as an employer of choice
  • Using insight to build strong foundations for your employer brand
  • Developing an authentic, compelling and credible EVP
  • Crafting impactful messaging and creative concepts

Roundtable Discussion (30 mins)

14:10PM – 15:00PM


Richard Purvis, Programmatic Media Buyer

TOPIC: Talent Demand Generation

  • Create or wait for demand
  • Don’t expect demand, make demand
  • Take a market and create demand
  • Refine the audience by behaviour and people fit
  • Programmatic marketing for recruitment

Roundtable Discussion (30 mins)

15:00 PM – 15:15 PM

Afternoon Coffee Break

15:15PM – 16:00PM

Melanie Oakley, Zone

Melanie Oakley, Chief People Officer

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TOPIC: Tackling the skills shortage

  • Scaling the recruitment function
  • Market challenges
  • The importance of diversity in hard-to-fill roles
  • Effectively using your employer brand

Roundtable Discussion (30 mins)

16:00PM – 16:30PM

Arbi Rai

Arbi Rai, Senior Recruitment Manager

TOPIC: Driving Inclusion and Diversity within Emerging Talent at Lloyds Banking Group

  • Why inclusion and diversity has played a significant role at Lloyds Banking Group
  • How inclusion and diversity within Emerging Talent underpins and aligns to the organisations strategy and purpose
  • How the recruitment process was designed and implemented to recruit the best talent across the different demographics
  • What has been achieved and the impact of this
  • Hints and tips for other employers who are reviewing their inclusion and diversity strategies within their recruitment process

16:30 – 18:00 PM

Closing Remarks & Complimentary Networking Drinks

Tickets now on sale!

Aside from the fantastic content and opportunity to network with like-minded industry experts, we are including;

✓ Access to all award-winning corporate presentations

✓ Take part in all round table sessions

✓ Receive all HD learning videos

✓ Receive all professionally curated whitepapers

✓ Energetic brain food, including, breakfast, lunch & snacks throughout the day

✓ Access to post-conference drinks reception

Bristol Harbour Hotel & Spa

Headline Partner

Event Partners

Media Partners

Contact Us

If you’d like to find out more information about the conference please get in touch via the contact form.

Alternatively, call the team on 0203 196 8100.

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