Bristol In-house Recruitment Conference #IHRBristol

On 4th April 2019, we will be returning to the Bristol Harbour Hotel and Spa for our Bristol In-house Recruitment Conference!

Every year, this event gathers key industry leaders and innovators across the nation to drive positive change within in-house recruitment.

Our carefully selected line-up of speakers will bring you inspiring case studies and showcase the most exciting innovations to shake up the industry right now.

Why Should You Attend?

Join us and be part of senior level, tactical conversations to learn the very latest on hot topics including: Employer Branding and Talent Attraction, Candidate Experience during Screening, Recruiting and Retaining post-Brexit, Diversity & Inclusion, Embedding Technology and much more.

Network with 100+ Attendees

Connect, communicate & collaborate with industry peers all with a common interest in learning and developing their recruitment skills, knowledge and strategies

Unrivalled Speaker Content

Talent attraction, candidate and user experience, employer branding, diversity & inclusion and much more…

Strategic Roundtable Sessions

Take part in intimate, high-value roundtable discussions with like-minded peers

Post Event Drinks Reception

Extend your social networking over complimentary evening drinks

World-class Speakers

Hear live case studies and inspirational stories from our world class speaker line-up

Food and Beverage

Enjoy a fabulous selection of complimentary breakfast, lunch and tea and coffee throughout the day

Video Content

Re-live the unmissable speaker content as part of the high definition learning follow-up videos


Gain priority access to our professionally curated digital whitepaper and additional bonus content

Who Will Be Attending?

In-house recruitment and HR professionals all with a common interest in understanding how to enhance the recruitment process including; Admiral, Age UK, BJSS, Burges Salmon, CACI Limited, Circle IT, Commercial Ltd, Department for Transport, Hanson UK, Hargreaves Lansdown, Helping Hands, Hoare Lea, Ian Williams Ltd, Lifetime Training, Lincolnshire County Council, Mark Thomas, Prophecy Unlimited, Redington, Somerset Partnership & Taunton and Somerset NHS Foundation Trusts, Sponge, St. James’s Place Wealth Management, The Mission Marketing Group, The Searchologist, ThirdSpace, Triodos Bank, Veale Wasbrough Vizards LLP, YTL UK Ltd… to name but a few!


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

9:10 AM – 10:00 AM

Scott Johnson, Readington

Scott Johnson, VP – Talent Discovery

TOPIC: Redington Employer Brand Case Study: Building and growing – How to hire the right people, not just the right skills

  • How Redington addressed a new market, in which there was no presence
  • How to build brand advocacy through purpose
  • The importance of your relationship with design team/colleagues/agency
  • How to find the right channels for your target audiences

Roundtable Discussion (30 mins)

10:00 AM – 10:50 AM

Neil Millet Square

Neil Millett, Research & Events Manager

TOPIC: Rules of attraction: Hiring and retaining the best talent

What do UK workers look for in their dream job? What makes employees want to look for a new opportunity? And what’s the expectations of the recruitment experience from application to start-date?’s latest research looks at how trends have developed, including:

  • Where job seekers start their search for work
  • What’s important to active job seekers in an ‘employer brand’
  • Expectations of the recruitment process
  • Happiness in the workplace, important perks and benefits
  • How we choose our ‘dream employer’

Roundtable Discussion (30 mins)

10:50 AM – 11:10 AM

Morning Coffee Break

11:10 AM – 12:00 PM

Adam Lindsay

Adam Lindsay, Business Development Manager

TOPIC: The Importance of the Candidate and User Experience when Screening

  • How to address the Pre-employment screening challenges that in house recruiters face
  • Best practices and avoiding common pitfalls in-house recruiters make
  • Why screening in house will improve your candidate experience and retention
  • How automated technology can benefit your business, your bottom line and time to hire

Roundtable Discussion (30 mins)

12:00 PM – 12:50 PM

Kathryn Pendlebury, Sodexo

Kathryn Pendlebury, Resourcing Partner

TOPIC: Being Disability Confident and the Benefits for Business

Roundtable Discussion (30 mins)

12:50 PM – 13:50 PM


13:50 PM – 14:40 PM

Katrina Collier - Searchologist

Katrina Collier, Candidate Engagement Author

TOPIC: Robot vs Recruiter: Do We Need To Panic Yet?

There is an overwhelming amount of recruitment technology but what is hype and what is fact? Can AI really source for recruiters when candidate engagement is such a problem? Do people really want to engage with chatbots? What should be automated and what should not? And what about the increase in candidate ghosting?  From her years of recruitment experience and the research gathered writing The Robot-Proof Recruiter, Katrina will give you examples of what works, what doesn’t, and what will improve candidate engagement and experience.

Roundtable Discussion (30 mins)

14:40 PM – 15:30 PM

Alison Miller, Lincolnshire County Council

Alison Miller, Resourcing Service Delivery Advisor

TOPIC: How to embed technological change, ignite a cultural shift and really make an impact!

  • How to educate and inform a diverse range of stakeholders, including 300+ Hiring Managers
  • How to engage an audience with new technology and, crucially, get them using it!
  • What a successful self-service model for Hiring Managers looks like and what the impact has been
  • What’s next?

Roundtable Discussion (30 mins)

15:30 PM – 15:45 PM

Afternoon Coffee Break

15:45 PM – 16:30 PM

Dan Foster

Dan Foster, Talent Acquisition Manager

TOPIC: Diversity & Inclusion: Creating an impact through internal investment and external partnerships, whatever your budget

  • The importance of Diversity & Inclusion
  • Aligning your business to be reflective of your industry and local community
  • How to approach D&I and where to channel your efforts and why
  • Making an impact with minimal budget
  • Justifying your investment and seeing the ROI

Roundtable Discussion (30 mins)

16:30 – 18:00 PM

Closing Remarks & Complimentary Networking Drinks

Limited Tickets Available

Bristol Harbour Hotel & Spa

53-55 Corn St


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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 968 8858.

Note all speakers agree to the terms and conditions found within our speaker participation agreement

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