Diversity & Inclusion In-house Recruitment Conference #IHRDiversity

Join us on 5th June 2019 where we will be holding our inaugural Diversity & Inclusion In-house Recruitment Conference.

In a time where Inclusion is hot on the agenda for almost every business area, we wanted to gather key in-house recruitment and talent acquisition leaders across the nation to share their positive change successes.

Our carefully selected line-up of speakers will bring you inspiring case studies and showcase the most exciting modernisations which are shaping 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 disability in the workplace, social mobility, gender disparity, positive action, inclusion in the modern workforce, supporting women in tech, 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

Disability in the workplace, social mobility, gender disparity, positive action, inclusion in the modern workforce, supporting women in tech, 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, talent acquisition and HR professionals from a variety of industries will be in attendance all with a common interest in understanding how to achieve a fully inclusive workforce including Age UK, Alcumus, AlixPartners, Allianz Insurance, Architrave, Associated British Ports, Axis Europe, BounceX, British Medical Journal, BSI Group, Bupa, Cabot Credit Management, Cisco Meraki, Consort Medical – Bespak, DAS UK GROUP, Dataminr, DEFRA, Emma Clarke, Ennismore, Finning (UK), IBM, John Lewis Partnership, KPMG, Linx Printing Technologies, Lush Cosmetics, M&G Prudential, National Trust, Natural History Museum, Newton Europe, Next, Odeon Cinemas UK, OPEN Health, Pontoon Solutions, Press Association, Reassure, RedCat Digital, Reed Online, Roche Products Limited, RSPCA, Schneider Electric, SSE, Tableau Software, Telefonica O2, The Key Support Services Limited, The Telemarketing Company, Travis Perkins, Trayport, UK Hydrographic Office, Unite Students, Virgin Media, Vix Technology, Volkswagen Financial Services (UK), Zen Internet… 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

09:10 AM – 10:00 AM

Georgie Milkround

Georgie Brazier, Marketing Manager

TOPIC: Exclusive Future Talent Insight: Gender Disparity & Social Mobility

  • Understanding students’ perceptions of career options
  • Female vs Male role confidence
  • Considering and encouraging social mobility
  • Practical tools & tips on improving social mobility within the workplace

Roundtable Discussion (30 mins)

10:00 AM – 10:50 AM

Barry Boffy BTP

Barry Boffy, Head of Inclusion & Diversity

TOPIC: Positive Action: You Can’t Have Honey Without Bees – Learning to Accept The Stings

  • Acknowledging that there’s a cultural memory of dealing with under-representation that may influence understanding.
  • Why explaining Positive Action to a vocal and hostile majority should take priority over everything else.
  • Inside Culture vs. Outside Culture: some thoughts on fairness vs. equality (and why they sometimes feel mutually exclusive)
  • Discussing recent real examples of where Positive Action activity has been lost in translation, and how not to respond (a case study in learning lessons)
  • “You’re all the same though, aren’t you?”: when we pay the price for others being lawfully audacious.

Roundtable Discussion (30 mins)

10:50 AM – 11:10 AM

Morning Coffee Break

11:10 AM – 11:40 PM

Bonnie Andrews

Bonnie Andrews, Head of Recruiter Product Management

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TOPIC: A voice at the table: Navigating Imposter Phenomenon to foster an inclusive workplace

Totaljobs dissects “Imposter Phenomenon”, taking a look at the signs, implications and the reasons behind why it is more likely to affect minority groups in the workplace. Coupling this with the importance of a strong Diversity and Inclusion strategy, the research shines a light on potential solutions – and challenges – to ensuring not only a representative workforce, but one where everyone feels actively included and valued. With practical tips on how to navigate “Imposter Phenomenon” and to ensure workers reach their full potential.

11:40 PM – 12:40 PM

Neil Carberry REC

Neil Carberry, CEO

TOPIC: Diversity is Good for Business

Central to attracting and recruiting the right person for the role is the awareness that greater diversity and inclusion is the right and financially wise thing to do.

  • How can you support growth by embracing best practice in recruitment
  • How can HR and in-house recruitment professionals drive change in their organisations to promoting diversity, inclusion and equality in the workplace?

Roundtable Discussion (40 mins)

12:40 PM – 13:30 PM


13:30 PM – 14:20 PM

Sarah Redmond, Lloyds 2

Sarah Redmond, Disability Work Experience Programme Manager

TOPIC: Creating & planning your disability at work programme

  • Changing hearts & minds
  • Opening up your offering: how to be more inclusive for the application process
  • Guaranteed interview scheme
  • Ensuring internal and external support

Roundtable Discussion (30 mins)

14:20 PM – 14:50 PM

Anthony Sherick

 Anthony Sherick, Director

TOPIC: Identifying, encouraging & supporting women in tech

  • Evaluating current processes to boost applications and hiring
  • What female tech professionals are looking for in a job
  • The latest research – Diversity and Inclusion, Skills in Demand

14:50 PM – 15:10 PM

Afternoon Coffee Break

15:10 PM – 16:00 PM

Dan Robertson

Dan Robertson, Director

TOPIC: The Rise of Zombie Leadership and it’s Impact on Inclusive and High Performing Teams

As the modern workplace becomes more diverse, traditional styles of leadership are increasingly becoming out-dated models for employee motivation, engagement and inclusion. Compounding this, leaders stressing the need to conform to organisation norms results in a rise in what Dan Robertson from VERCIDA Consulting calls “Zombie Leaders”. His presentation will explore:

  • What is zombie leadership and its impact on inclusion at work
  • How Zombie leaders facilitate organisational insider and outsider dynamics
  • Creating high performing teams through inclusive leadership
  • An overview of the six principles of inclusive leadership


Roundtable Discussion (30 mins)

16:00 PM – 16:30 PM

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Asif Sadiq MBE, Head of Diversity, Inclusion and Belonging

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TOPIC: From Inclusion to Belonging, the true value of diversity

  • How to create a truly inclusive environment that allows individuals to be their authentic self
  • Challenges along the journey to belonging
  • Diversity and why it matters in a modern workplace environment
  • Better results and innovation through true inclusion

16:30 – 18:00 PM

Closing Remarks & Complimentary Networking Drinks

Limited Tickets Available

The Congress Centre

28 Great Russell St




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Alternatively, call the team on 0203 968 8858.

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