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Conference Agenda

1:00 - 1:15
Introduction to the Onrec HR Conference 2016

Onrec.com grew from a monthly newsletter to a well respected international magazine, online news portal, recruitment industry directory and global events business.  Onrec is established as the worlds leading resource for information, comment and opinion about the online recruitment industry, it’s trends, it’s key players and it’s future.

Speaker: David Hurst, Founder, Onrec.com

1:15 - 1:45
Social media and your employee referral scheme

How do you build an effective referral program and utilise the vast Social Media networks of your organisations’ employees to recruit top talent?  This case study will give you an insight into Yell’s number one source of quality hires.

Speaker: Syreeta Harewood, Talent Acquisition Consultant, Yell

1:45 - 2:05
Legal update for HR practitioners using online recruitment

Employment law is constantly evolving and even the most experienced recruiters need expert assistance in navigating their way through it. This presentation will cover recent developments in employment law which are relevant to the online recruitment industry and provide guidance to recruiters about the best practices to adopt when advertising jobs and hiring staff.

Speaker: Greg Chambers, Senior Associate, Osborne Clarke

2:05 - 2:35
Transforming recruitment at Macmillan Cancer Support

For a well-recognised charity of Macmillan’s standing, it’s essential that the candidate experience reflects the Macmillan brand from first contact, right through to hire – after all, candidates can also be people affected by cancer. However, for years Macmillan had a candidate and hiring manager experience that was less than ideal. Faced with an ambitious organisational growth plan but with no in-house team to deliver it, change was needed. This presentation will take you on the journey that Macmillan’s in-house team have been on through to where they are today and the impact they have achieved.    

Speaker: Mark Ferrer, Senior Recruitment Partner, Macmillan Cancer Support


2:35 - 3:00 - Coffee Break

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3:00 - 3:30
Digital Hiring and Big Data 

Matt will explain how the onset of digital hiring and big data is pointing to four major trends in the recruitment industry. This presentation starts with a focus on big data in the recruitment industry – a term that didn’t even properly exist until 2011. It aims to explain what big data is, why it matters f or online recruitment, and how digital hiring is changing the entire dynamics of the recruitment industry by forcing recruiters to move on from the CV.

Speaker: Matt Gregory, Head of Sales, Adzuna

3:30 - 4:10
Unearthing Hidden Talent Using Unconventional Means

In today’s hyper competitive talent market, the usual recruiting tactics may not always yield the best candidates.  This session will cover best sourcing practices for using multi-media sites, image sharing sites, video sites and more.  The presentation will give attendees some unconventional ideas for sourcing hard to find candidates that may not be found on traditional social media sites.  This session will take attendees on a tour of creative and sometimes controversial sites for locating the best candidates available today.

Speaker: Laura Stoker, Executive Director of Global Training at AIRS, Powered by ADP

4:10 - 5:00
Discussion Panel chaired by David Hurst, Founder, Onrec.com


Russell Crowe, Founder, CvWow
Tony Brookes, Sales Director, Vacancy-Filler

The end session gives the delegates a opportunity to raise any questions they had during the conference with our panel experts.

The cost to attend the afternoon Onrec HR Conference is £195+VAT

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