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Conference Agenda

1:00 - 1:15
Introduction to the Onrec Trade Conference 2017

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 - In-depth analysis of 500 job boards

The talk will be the learnings from a 12 months piece of Benchmarking research leveraging performance data from 500 job board brands, more than 200 million jobs and almost 2 billion job alerts over the timeframe of a year. This research allows job board owners and operators to understand their own performance against the market, areas of strength and areas of weakness that would benefit from some focus. A copy of the Benchmarking Report will be available to attendees.

Speaker: Neil Smith, Commercial Director, Madgex

1:45 - 2:15
The AI explosion and its impact on the jobs market

The rapid progress in artificial general intelligence is expected to reach human level in 2040. At this point, certain activities and interactions with a computer will be indistinguishable from those with a human and as a consequence huge numbers of jobs will be automated - for example any telephone-based staff, data-based decision making such as risk analytics, legal analysis, underwriting, insurance, valuation etc. Even human receptionists and journalists would dwindle. This talk explores the current trends and the likely impact over the next 10 years.

Speaker: James Neave, Head of Data Science, Adzuna

2:15 - 2:45
Online Recruitment Legal Update - New data protection regime and the recruitment sector

An overview of the GDRP and what will recruiters have to do to ensure they comply.

Speaker: Daisy Jones, Associate, Osborne Clarke

2:45 - 3:15

Coffee Break

3:15 - 3:30
Ensuring a SAFER Job Search: How Government & Law Enforcement are helping Job Boards for free!

Keith Rosser, Chair of SAFERjobs, and DC Krishan Kapur of the Metropolitan Police will talk about why 35 of the UK's major job boards are promoting SAFERjobs to job seekers for a safer job search. Hear why 50,000 job seekers a month visit the SAFERjobs site and how SAFERjobs, backed by the House of Commons and House of Lords, are promoting good practice in the sector. SAFERjobs have appeared on BBC News, television, radio, and the main national newspapers such as the Independent, Daily Mail, Financial Times, Sun, and Telegraph. 

Speaker: Keith Rosser, Chair, SAFERjobs & DC Krishan Kapur, Metropolitan Police

3:30 - 4:15
Scaling new heights with vertical networks

The landscape of social media networks has evolved significantly in the past few years and there is a new and growing segment of online sites that professionals are migrating toward.  These sites are both social and professional in nature and can be classified as vertical networks.  Some of these sites have been around for many years, while others have been newly created.  They are attractive to individuals who want to network with people that have similar professional experience and who are perhaps disenchanted with the big general networking sites.  Moving forward, it’s important for recruiters to know that these sites exist and to understand how to appropriately use them to locate specialized candidates.  This session will explore various vertical networks and best practices for sourcing candidates from these sites.

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

4:15 - 5:00
Discussion Panel chaired by David Hurst, Founder, Onrec.com

Discussion of the latest events in the world of Online Recruitment