The Global Recruiter UK Summit 2017

1st March, 2017 - 30 Euston Square, London

The Global Recruiter UK Summit 2017


We live in very uncertain times and the staffing industry is faced with a range of new threats as well as new opportunities. Using Staffing Industry Analysts' proprietary research including unique insights from employers, John Nurthen will look at how these trends are likely to play out in the global staffing market. Whether it be technology trends, disruptive business models, customer needs, skills shortages, or regulatory changes, your business will succeed or fail depending on your ability to react appropriately in this highly volatile environment.

The world of work is facing a revolution with the platformisation of the economy, the rise of self-employment and a dispersed workforce. The recruitment industry is at the forefront of these changes and plays a vital role in enabling adaptation to change. While these structural shifts are bringing many opportunities for recruiters, they also create new challenges. As the MD of the World Employment Confederation, Denis Pennel will explore the risks and opportunities created by this new economic and social environment and will elaborate on the value and skills recruiters add to each of their working relationships.

How is technology changing the recruitment industry? Which aspects of your current role are the most susceptible to commoditisation? What does the dawn of AI really mean for recruiters? Where will technology create opportunities? Why is market intelligence more important than ever?

Dinette Koolhaas, Vice President and Head of EMEA Operations, Kelly Services

James Osborne will interview Dinette Koolhaas live on stage. This up close and personal, warts and all interview, will give an in depth outline to the challenges and issues surrounding running a staffing business, along with the opportunities to build success. 

What qualities are internal customers looking for from their recruitment partners and how can recruiters start positive conversations? Following on from the success of previous panel discussions, the UK Summit panel draws leading HR practitioners from the REC’s Good Recruitment Campaign. The session is hosted by REC CEO Kevin Green and will offer recruiters a unique opportunity to hear directly what great recruitment looks like direct from UK plc itself.


Panel members:

Dan Richards, Recruitment Leader at EY UK & Ireland LinkedIn profile

Valerie Dale, Human Resources Director, Northern Europe at Aggreko UK Ltd LinkedIn profile

Melanie Hayes, Resourcing & Development Director at Compass Group see LinkedIn profile

Adrian Wightman, CertRP - Head of Resourcing at Innogy Business Services UK Limited LinkedIn profile

James Osborne, Chairman of The Recruitment Network and CEO, Innergy

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