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Conference Agenda

1:00 - 1:15
Introduction to the Onrec Trade 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

Online Recruitment Market Overview

After almost 20 years in the industry, Alex Charles is convinced, we are on the verge of a breakthrough in our ability to meet the needs of Jobseekers. For years we have talked of candidates in terms of numbers, "conversion statistics", and “applicants”. We know job seeking is a stressful business for people and they deserve better. The combination of new technology maturing and consumer demands is driving some amazing product innovation. Alex Charles will provide a sneak preview of what he believes the future holds for online recruiting and the benefits it could bring us all.

Speaker: Alex Charles, Chief Technology Officer, Jobsite

1:45 - 2:15
Online Recruitment Statistics

Latest update on the UK online recruitment market statistics.

Speaker: Matt Gregory, Head of Sales, Adzuna.com

2:15 - 2:45
Online Recruitment Legal Update: The EU's new data protection regime – what do recruiters need to know?

The long awaited EU General Data Protection Regulation, which has now been formally adopted by the European Parliament and will become effective in Member States in 2018, constitutes the biggest change to the data protection regime in the EU since the 1995 Data Protection Directive.

Jon will outline what the key action points and implications are for online recruitment suppliers, job boards and other online recruitment professionals.

Speaker: Jon Round, Associate, Osborne Clarke

2:45 - 3:15

Coffee Break

3:15 - 4:00
Competitive Sourcing for a Competitive Talent Market 

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 sites for locating the best candidates available today.

Speaker: Laura Stoker, Executive Director of Global Training, AIRS, An ADP Company

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

Topics to include:

Microsoft acquisiton of LinkedIn
Indeed's acquisition of Simply Hired


Keith Potts, CEO, Talenetic
Paul Howells, CEO, Eteach Group

Sharon Kennedy, Director Sales and Solutions UK & IE, Jobrapido