In-house Recruitment Leaders Conference #IHRLeaders

The hugely anticipated In-house Recruitment Leaders speaker and round-table networking conference explodes onto the main stage at the sumptuous Park Plaza Riverbank Hotel in London on 18th July. With so many inspirational and innovative examples of positive change emerging, models of organisational leadership must change, evolve and adapt or risk being left behind. This unmissable conference will bring together Recruitment Leaders and Heads of Talent Acquisition from a perfect blend of fast growth, established, game-changing and market-leading companies.

Why Should You Attend?

Join us and be part of executive level, strategic conversations to learn the very latest on hot topics including; Diversity & Inclusion, Culture and Business Perception, Employee Advocacy, The Future of Recruitment Technology, EVP, Recruitment Marketing, The Cost of On-boarding plus much more!

Network with 100s of Recruitment Leaders

Connect, communicate & collaborate with the most influential leaders from the In-house Recruitment community

Unrivalled Leadership Content

Be inspired by success stories and topics including: Diversity & Inclusion, Attraction, Onboarding, Employee Culture and Data & Technology

Strategic Roundtable Sessions

Take part in intimate, high value round table discussions with like-minded Recruitment Leader peers

Post Event Drinks Reception

Extend your social networking with Recruitment Leader peers over complimentary evening drinks and canapes

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 Leaders and Heads of Talent Acquisition from a wide spectrum of industries


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 – 09:10

Registration, Breakfast & Welcoming Intro

09:10 AM – 10:00 AM

25 July 2016.
Tribepad, Sheffield.

Dean Sadler, CEO

TOPIC: Effective use of Technology to evaluate your team (or company) composition

Diversity is a hot topic today. But are we really thinking diverse enough?  Personality traits allow people to see things different ways and we need to tap into this resource to maximise our levels of creativity and productivity.

  • Understanding who are the Narcissists and Sociopaths – too many, or not enough?
  • Ensuring a diverse workforce
  • Team building
  • Personality analysis
  • Unconscious bias

Roundtable Discussion (30 mins)

10:00 AM – 10:50 AM


Sonia Mooney, Rolls Royce & Noel Thomas, CA3

TOPIC: Onboarding: Why Should You Bother?

  • Does a good onboarding experience really make a difference?
  • Delivering an experience led, global onboarding initiative – a Rolls-Royce case study
  • Revealing the real business benefits of onboarding
  • Improving your own onboarding process – where should you start?

Roundtable Discussion (30 mins)

10:50 – 11:10

Morning Coffee Break

11:10 AM – 11:40 PM

Jeremy Ovenden

Jeremy Ovenden, Managing Director

TOPIC: The Impact of Data Reporting to Make Better Recruitment Decisions

  • How to cross-reference multiple reports to enhance your insights
  • How initial patterns and trends might be misleading without digging deeper into datasets and additional context (and how to do this)
  • How some of the lesser-known reports can provide just as much value and insights as to the classic time-to-hire, cost-per-hire, etc.
  • Case study insights and best practise

Roundtable Discussion (30 mins)

11:40 PM – 12:50 PM

Mark Rhodes

Mark Rhodes, Group Marketing Director

TOPIC: Employee Culture: Shaping The Future of Your Talent Strategy

  • Shining examples of innovative employee advocacy in action
  • How your people can shape and communicate organisational culture
  • The messages your target talent want and need to hear
  • Employee culture’s unrivalled impact on retention
  • A recruitment leader’s role in effective roll-out

Roundtable Discussion (30 mins)

12:50 – 13:50


13:50 PM – 14:40 PM

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Rebecca Martin-Cortez, Travis Perkins & David Johnston, 4MAT

TOPIC: Attracting Talent in a Multi-Brand Business

  • Using the power of your brands
  • The power of your employees
  • Putting your careers site at the heart of Talent Attraction
  • Measuring success

Roundtable Discussion (30 mins)

14:40 PM – 15:30 PM

Carolyn Hobdey, Severfield

Carolyn Hobdey, Group Human Resources Director

TOPIC: Successful Leadership in a Modern Workforce

Roundtable Discussion (30 mins)

15:30 – 15:50

Afternoon Coffee Break

15:50 PM – 16:30 PM

Chris Holmes

Keynote Speaker: Lord Chris Holmes, Deputy Chair at Channel 4 & Diversity Advisor for the Cabinet Office

Chris is a passionate advocate for the potential of technology and the benefits of diversity and inclusion. Chris advises the Government on Diversity & Inclusion and is Chair of the Global Disability Innovation Hub, a Paralympic legacy project that is leading the way in applying technology and innovation to accessible design.

Chris is also Deputy Chair at Channel 4.  An ex-Paralympic swimmer, Chris won nine gold, five silvers and one bronze medal across four Games, including a record haul of six golds at Barcelona 1992.

TOPIC:  The Future of Work in the 4IR

Chris will explore the central role of humanity in an age of technology looking specifically at:

  • How to build a diverse, future-proofed workforce. This is an incredible opportunity to create truly inclusive organisations and reap the benefits that will inevitably follow.
  • Intelligent automation. How can technology augment humanity? How do organisations need to adapt to best respond to technological change and disruption?
  • The 100-year life and its implications for business. The increasing need for greater flexibility and lifelong learning, for both employees and leaders.

16:30 – 18:00

Closing Remarks & Complimentary Networking Drinks

Exclusive Post-Event Drinks Reception

Extend your social networking with recruitment Leader peers over complimentary evening drinks and sumptuous canapes.

Limited Tickets Available

Park Plaza London Riverbank Hotel

18 Albert Embankment



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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.

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