Digitalisation & Talent Summit

October 17, 2019

NatWest Building | 1 Hardman Boulevard, Manchester, M3 3AQ

We’d like to invite you to Digitalisation and Talent, an afternoon event hosted by The Global Recruiter.

This Manchester based session is an opportunity for business leaders to find out about the current and future use of technology in the recruitment industry.

We’re bringing together experts and practitioners who can offer a unique insight into the potential of technology in recruitment – what’s already happening in the world of work, what could happen and what the implications are for recruitment businesses and consultants.

With a keynote presentation from Stephan Sigrist, founder and Head of W.I.R.E., the afternoon will give you the chance to explore what technologies can make a real difference for your business, where yours can be improved and how you can adapt in order to make the most from the cutting edge technologies which are emerging.

From in-house efficiencies to increased communication with your talent pool, Digitalisation and Talent will help you identify the investment you need to make to take your recruitment business forward.

Content will include:


12:00-12:45 Registration and Refreshments 

12:45-12:50 Introduction – Gary King, publisher of The Global Recruiter and Miles Lloyd, CEO of Milestones Consulting

13:00-14:00 Keynote presentation – The Coming Workplace:  how technology will change the workplace and the workforce: Stephan Sigrist – Founder and Head of W.I.R.E   

Technology is already impacting on the workplace, as it has on every other part of life. What this means for HR departments and employers, what this means for the recruiter and ultimately for the employee/candidate. What skills will be required and how will employees gain these skills? How flexible will the workforce be and where will they work from? What will career progression look like? What will be the reality of the hybrid workforce?  

14:00-15:00 Panel Discussion – Representatives from recruitment technology businesses take the stage to discuss: Disruption from Good to Great. Technology companies discuss the opportunities and possibilities of new technology in the recruitment cycle.

What technology has already been taken up by the sector, where are the major trends and what should recruiters be looking at now. Is AI having a dramatic effect on recruitment or in other business areas? What kind of automation is occurring in business in general and what can recruitment learn from this? What could the hybrid mix of tech and people look like in the future? Are recruitment companies using technology to its full extent?

Panellists include –

Steve Barnhurst, Volcanic
Steve Beckitt, SourceBreaker
Diana Campbell, Zoek
Tim Hunt, Mango Pay Ltd


15:00-15:30 Refreshment break


15:30-16:30 Panel Discussion – Staffing companies take the stage to discuss: Entering the New World. How are recruitment companies dealing with the new workforce and/or new technology within their businesses.

How are their businesses evolving and changing? What skills are recruiters needing to gain and how are their recruitment businesses changing? How do they anticipate technology being used in the future and what level of acceptance will technology have among clients and candidates? Have there been any major pitfalls/disappointments from technology so far?

Panellists include – 

Jo Sellick – Sellick Partnership –   
Andy Morrell – Oscar Associates –   Erica Titchener – Alexander Mann Solutions –  
Louise Shaw – Omni RMS –    
Paul Sharpe – Interquest Group –   

16:30 Summary – Miles Lloyd wraps up the day with some key take-aways and invites guests to the Tech Social  

16:30-18:00 Tech Social, discussions and drinks – An opportunity to meet with our event partners and discuss the themes/issues raised by today’s event in a relaxed social environment. 


To secure your place please click here and complete the registration form.

We look forward to seeing you on October 17.

Note: If you are a supplier to the industry please contact on how to get involved.

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