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Tech Talent In-house Recruitment Conference 24th October 2019

9 out of 10 of the most in-demand jobs are currently in the tech space, but a skills shortage is the biggest challenge In-house Recruiters in the sector face today. In today’s competitive market, employers must stay one step ahead of the game if they want to recruit the best employees.

Our hugely successful Tech Talent In-house Recruitment Conference returns on the 24th October 2019 at the Congress Centre in London.

Why Should You Attend?

Join us and be part of senior level, tactical conversations to learn the very latest on hot topics including; Global Talent Referral, Digital Transformation Strategy, Tools and Technologies, Skills in Demand, Diversity, Technology & IR35, Hiring the Best Software Engineers plus so much more!

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Who Will be Attending?

This speaker & networking event is exclusively for In-house recruitment/HR professionals from a variety of companies including; AJ Bell, Akbar Karenga, American Express, AXA UK, BBC, BBOXX, Black Swan Data, BP, CACI, Checkout.com, Clear Channel UK, cloudreach, Codility, Coventry Building Society, critoe, Deloitte, Department of Work & Pensions, Devbridge, Digital Knights, Disciple Media, EY (Ernst & Young), Flagstone Investment Management, FTI Consulting, Global Markets Recruitment, Growth Street, Hitachi Capital UK, HSBC, IBM, KFC UK&I, King, LandInsight, Legal & General, L’Oreal, MILTON KEYNES COLLEGE, Mr, Nationwide, NBCU, PayPal, PMC Retail, Product Madness, Qioptiq, Randstad Sourceright, RDT, reed.co.uk, RSR, Runtastic GmbH, RWE Supply & Trading, Sainsburys, seen by indeed, Siemens, Snyk, Soft Cat, SYNLAB UK & Ireland, talent.io, technojobs, Tesco, TfL, The Co-op, Tribepad, TRL Technology, Truphone, UST Global, Vonage, Weil, Gotshal & Manges (London) LLP, what3words, Whitbread, WhiteHat, Wi5, WilsonHCG, Wiltshire Council, WorldFirst, YouView TV, Zaizi, Zone…. 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.

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08:30 AM – 09:10 AM

Registration, Breakfast & Welcoming Intro


09:10 AM – 09:40 AM

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David Scott, Technology Recruitment Manager

TOPIC: Using Data to Enhance your Digital Transformation Attraction Strategy

David Scott is the Technology Recruitment Manager at Nationwide and will be speaking on the use of data in enhancing your digital strategy. David makes it his mission to fill the vacancies that are difficult to fill using his problem-solving skills and innovative approach intertwining technology and social media.

  • How to develop niche skills effectively and efficiently
  • How to gain buy-in from key stakeholders
  • Ascertaining the necessary skillsets for large transformation projects
  • Using data and analytics to understand the challenges before providing the solution

09:40 AM – 10:10 AM

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Anthony Sherick, Director

TOPIC: Tech Hiring in 2020; Stats, Skills in Demand, Diversity, Technology & IR35

Anthony Sherick is a director at Technojobs Group, one of the UK’s leading IT job sites, and will be speaking about how to attract a more diverse range of individuals to the tech industry, specifically discussing women in tech.

  • Current tech hiring stats- specifically relating to women in the field
  • Opinions and thoughts from women themselves about working in tech
  • The most in-demand skills for 2020
  • IR35 changes in April 2020 and how this will affect tech recruiting
  • Diversity trends in the near future
  • HR Technology and how it can reduce the skills gap

10:10 AM – 10:40 AM

Roundtable Discussion

What are the main recruitment challenges you are experiencing? What are your short- and long-term objectives and how are you looking to achieve them?

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10:40 AM – 11:00 AM

Morning Coffee Break


11:00 AM – 11:30 AM

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Belén Ripoll, Global Head of Talent Acquisition

TOPIC: The Power of a Standardised Assessment Approach – On a Global Scale

Belén Ripoll leads Talent Acquisition for Cloudreach globally, a leading and fast-growing cloud solutions provider. She has worked both in the sports and technology industry for over 10 years in a variety of commercial, business and people focused roles. Belén strongly believes in a diverse workforce and its benefits.

  • Creating a process to achieve global success
  • Reforming the interview process to better assess and hire technical employees
  • How to make informed, data-driven decisions
  • How to create an atmosphere of trust and reliability to guarantee successful candidates

11:30 AM – 12:00 PM

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 Jane Hatton, Director and Matt Ingram-Smith, SaaS Solutions Consultant

TOPIC: What Tech Skills Shortage?

Jane and Matt both specialise in addressing the common misconception that there is a skills gap in tech. While it may be difficult to scout out the best candidates, the talent is certainly out there. Jane will speak on the benefits of creating an inclusive and diverse workforce and Matt will offer insight on how to recruit more effectively through automation.

12:00 PM – 12:30 PM

Roundtable Discussion

Discuss which tools, technologies or systems you currently use and the benefits (or challenges!) they bring.

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12:30 PM – 13:15 PM



13:15 PM – 13:45 PM

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John Hazelton, Country Manager UK

TOPIC: How to Hire the Best Software Engineers

Talent.io pride themselves as one of Europe’s leading tech companies. John will discuss how to appeal to candidates by offering them a multitude of opportunities to choose from. This talk will demonstrate how to portray the tech industry as something exciting to get on board with and hire the best software engineers in the process.

13:45 PM – 14:15 PM

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Geeta Sood, Head of Talent and Emma Jane Finnegan, Customer Success Lead

TOPIC: Cracking the Code to attract high demand Tech Talent

Emma Jane joined Seen by Indeed, formerly known as Indeed Prime, in September 2016 to build and lead the EMEA Client Success team. BeSeen is a SaaS, Tech Matching Platform. Emma Jane and Geeta will speak about overcoming the challenges to attract Tech Talent.

  • What they are doing differently to attract talent
  • How to position Employer Branding – What Skimlinks are doing to push as an Employer of choice
  • Maximizing the digital recruitment transformation
  • Key Takeaways

14:15 PM – 14:45 PM

Roundtable Discussion

What’s working really well for you right now and what tips can you offer your peers?

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14:45 PM – 15:00 PM

Afternoon Coffee Break


15:00 PM – 15:30 PM

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 Diane Guena, Brand Specialist and Oana Iordachescu, Talent Acquisition Manager

TOPIC: Creating a Tech Talent Referral Programme

Oana Lordachescu has been leading Tech Recruitment teams for the past 4 years and is living and working in Paris for the European leader in ad-tech, Criteo. Experienced in scaling recruitment, always after the most in-demand tech talent on the market. Diane Guena is a brand specialist with expertise in marketing and communication, and she is a firm believer that creativity and fun need to be part of day to day work.

  • How to combine advertising and communication to create referral programmes
  • How to ensure long-lasting efficiency within these programmes
  • The skills for matching the right candidates with the right company
  • How to achieve an excellent work-life balance with a focus on creativity

15:30 PM – 16:00 PM

Roundtable Discussion

Which of your questions remain unanswered or do you wish to better understand? What have you learned from this event and what are your next steps?

16:00 PM – 16:30 PM

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Hardeep Kundan, Tech Recruitment & Experienced Hire D&I Lead

TOPIC: How to Improve the Diversity in your Tech Teams

Hardeep Kundan is passionate about diversity within recruitment and is an advocate of gender equality. She will be focusing on how diverse teams drive innovation, decision-making and organisation, speaking on the power of inclusivity and how this can propel your long-term goals onwards and upwards.

  • The disproportionate number of males and females in the workplace; what we should be doing to change this
  • Initiatives to attract more diverse talent
  • Enhancing organisation and harmony through building more diverse teams
  • The many ways a diverse team can increase your long-term success!
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16:30 PM – 18:00 PM

Closing Remarks & Complimentary Networking Drinks


Limited Availability!

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The Congress Centre

28 Great Russell St





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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 968 8858.

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