Posts Tagged ‘talent attraction’

Direct Resourcing Think Tank, your Calendar for December 2010 to February 2011

16/11/2010

Are you a discrete, senior and inhouse thought leader in Direct Resourcing? Do you want to network with your peers?

*Only Senior HR & Resourcing Heads of large enterprises public & private participate in the DRTT.

 *The hosts are the Senior HR & Resourcing Heads of large enterprises like Lloyds Banking Group, Experian, BP, Proctor & Gamble …..

*DRTT is about the strategy of resourcing, as you have teams who do while you direct.

*What price would you put on being able to meet your peers from the companies above and understand how they are tackling the big issues?  The DRTT membership is completely free of charge because the hosts pay for the coffee & croissants, so look at the Calendar of Think Tanks below and either call me on 07979 751 562 or email me at charles.fiddespayne@stepstonesolutions.com to let me know which you want to participate in … 

NOW Thursday 3 March P&G The Evolution of Social Media
  P&G Technical Centres LTD Hosted by Elizabeth Henry, HR Lead P&G
9am – 12.00pm Whitehall Lane  
  Egham This Direct Resourcing Think Tank will allow members to share the knowledge and best practice they have learnt during the phenomenal growth and evolution of Social Media. 
  Surrey  
  TW209NW As well as looking at its value and relationship to recruitment, this Think Tank will look at the current trends and future development of Social Media and discover how these movements can be harnessed as a positive and powerful resource.
     
  (London Waterloo to Egham 30 minutes. Shuttle bus from Egham station to P&G.)  
8th December DTZ Talent Management
  125 Old Broad Street Hosted by Charlotte Johns, International Head of Recruitment
9am – 12.00pm London  
  EC2N 2BQ This Direct Resourcing Think Tank will explore how businesses can be engaged and leveraged to gain competitive advantage through Talent Management practices.  We’re offering members the opportunity to discuss business readiness and what internal culture is needed for its success and on-going development.  This event aims to bring together members from established programmes as well as those in embryonic stages to share thoughts and ideas in a collaborative and friendly atmosphere.
19th January Coller Capital Securing Candidates in an Increasingly Competitive Market
  33 Cavendish Square Hosted by: Karina Barnes, Resourcing Manager, Coller Capital
9am – 12.00pm London As we move back into a more candidate driven market and the ‘war for talent’ becomes more competitive, the need to look at what companies can do to beat the competition becomes more important.  From initial attraction through to on-boarding, this Direct Resourcing Think Tank examines innovative ideas and experiences that make the average business stand out from the crowd.
  W1G 0TT  
20th January Channel 4 Talent Mapping
  124 Horseferry Road Hosted by Joanna Taylor, Head of Learning & 4Talent, Channel 4
  London Talent spotlighting, internal / external succession planning and leadership capability assessment are all key to a successful talent agenda. 
9am – 12.00pm SW1P 2TX  
    This Direct Resourcing Think Tank will explore ways to forecast, identify, map and engage with talent across a business allowing resourcing to evolve from reactive to a proactive function. 
     
2nd February Experian Attraction and Retention 
  George West House Hosted by Wendy King, Recruitment Manager
9am – 12.00pm 2-3 Clapham Common North Side Back by popular demand this Direct Resourcing Think Tank will focus on Talent Attraction and Retention with specific focus on Referral Schemes and Social Media.  
  London  
  SW4 0QL Tackling issues such as diversity and cultural barriers, this event promises to be an informative and valuable session for Talent professionals hoping to meet the increasing demand for high-quality candidates whilst managing costs.
9th February BP Assessment – getting the balance between technical and behavioural.
  Building F Hosted by Jon Tait, Group Resourcing Sourcing And Policy Manager, BP
9am – 12.00pm Chertsey Road What is the right balance between technical and behavioural selection? How do we link this to job performance? And if selection means improving the quality of incoming staff, what does this quality actually look like? With challenging and thought-provoking questions over assessment and selection techniques being tabled at this Direct Resourcing Think Tanks this session promises to be one of the most contentious and interesting topics on our agenda!
  Sunbury-on-Thames  
  Middlesex  
  TW16 7LN  
     
  (Feltham station 30 minutes from Waterloo. Shuttle bus from the station to BP.)  
16th February Reed Business Information Cost per hire – How do you measure it and is it even relevant?
  1 Proctor Street Hosted by David Hipkin, Recruitment and Resourcing Manager, Reed Business Information.
9am – 12.00pm London  
  WC1Z 6EU As the market has begun to recover, it has become increasingly more important to maintain control over your recruitment spending. 
     
    One of the most measurable ways to do this is to keep a close eye on cost per hire. This Direct Resourcing Think Tank session investigates how we currently measure this much sought after HR metric and looks at how to prevent risking overspend. How do we find out if this figure is fully loaded? Or if we don’t measure cost per hire, how do we keep track of which candidate sources are working for us? 
     
    This DRTT session looks to create an open forum of discussion around a subject being asked by more and more business leaders.
     
23rd  February Eversheds Employer Branding
  1 Wood Street Hosted by Nicky Bizzell, Head of Resourcing Eversheds
9am – 12.00pm London Following a number of extremely successful and over subscribed previous Direct Resourcing Think Tank, this topic on developing your employer branding is back due to high demand.  This event promises to offer insight into the key areas and challenges involved in developing your business’s Employer Branding strategy and approach. 
  EC2V 7WS  
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Direct Resourcing Think Tank, new dates for 2010

26/11/2009

Are you a discrete, senior and inhouse thought leader in Direct Resourcing? Do you want to network with your peers?

*Only Senior HR & Resourcing Heads of large enterprises public & private participate in the DRTT.

*The hosts are the Senior HR & Resourcing Heads of large enterprises like the Financial Times, CapGemini, BT, Legal & General, BBC, and Transport for London.

*DRTT is more about the strategy of resourcing, and less the doing, as you have teams who do while you direct.

*What price would you put on being able to meet your peers from the companies above and understand how they are tackling the big issues?  The DRTT membership is completely free of charge, so look at the Calendar of Think Tanks below and either call me on 07979 751 562 or email me at c.fpayne@mrted.com to let me know which you want to participate in …

December 11th  

13.00-16.30

 

 

Eversheds
1 Wood Street
London
EC2V 7WS
The importance of a robust and comprehensive resourcing strategy.
Hosted by Nicky Bizzell, Head of Resourcing Eversheds
Always a hot topic of conversation at the Direct Resource Think Tank this event promises to offer an interesting insight into the key areas and challenges involved in developing a resourcing strategy that gets buy in from the hiring community.
December

11th  17.00 – late

 

 

Corney and Barrow
Paternoster Square
London
EC4M 7DX
CHRISTMAS DRINKS

Everyone is invited to the DRTT’s Christmas Drinks.  This offers an informal opportunity to meet you fellow DRTT members for a pre-Christmas drink.  Please let me know in advance if you can make.
January 29th Transport for London Executive Search
Hosted by Charles St Aubyn, Head of Executive Search, TFL.
Following an extremely successful and over subscribed previous Direct Resourcing Think Tank, this topic on developing an internal executive search capability is back due to high demand.   It offers members the opportunity to share experiences from initially championing a business to set up an internal function through to managing senior candidate attraction and on-boarding.  
February
5th
Experian QAS Referral Scheme
Hosted by Francesca Haines, Recruitment Manager, Experian QAS.
US companies are filling up to 40% of their vacancies through internal employee referral schemes.  Tackling issues such as diversity and cultural barriers this Direct Resourcing Think Tank promises to be an informative and valuable session for talent professionals harnessing themselves for an increase in demand for hiring whilst managing costs.
February 12th Navigant Consulting Leveraging your Employer Brand
Hosted by Charlotte Johns, International Head of Recruitment, Navigant Consulting.
Employer Brand is one of the most popular discussion points at Direct Resourcing Think Tank events.  This time around we’re looking at how smaller organisations can leverage their Employer Brands to help them win the war for talent when taking on the bigger opposition.
February 26th Clifford Chance The Perfect Candidate Experience
Hosted by Sarah Langton, Recruitment Manager, Clifford Chance.
As the market begins to revitalise itself and competition for candidates increases this Direct Resourcing Think Tank will look at the complete candidate experience, a critical and often overlooked aspect of the recruitment process.  Online communications, personal calls, feedback after application or interview, buddies, office tours during interview process, instant application updates via ATS/Web, etc, are just some of the areas up for discussion.
March 5th AXA Creating and Implementing an Effective Social Media Strategy for Recruitment
Hosted by Samantha Rich, Head of Group Resourcing, AXA.
This Direct Resourcing Think Tank will focus on best practice for using social media to engage with target talent and gives attendees the opportunity to discuss their do’s and don’ts to date.
March 12th Atkins Resource Planning and Budget Leverage
Hosted by Karen Wallbridge, Head of Recruitment, Atkins.
At this Direct Resourcing Think Tank the discussion will be based around how a resourcing function can plan, add value and increase internal mobility as well as ways it can leverage and control budget from and within a business.
March 19th GileadGilead Sciences Europe Ltd.
(International Headquarters)
2 Roundwood Avenue
South Building
Stockley Park
Uxbridge
Middlesex
UB11 1AF
International Recruitment
Hosted by Grant Weinburg, Director of Talent Acquisition, Gilead.
This event offers the increasing number of international recruitment leaders  within the Direct Resourcing Think Tank the opportunity to discuss and share experiences on successes and challenges faced when recruiting across different territories.   Channels to market, cultural differences, legislations and sourcing multilingual internal recruiters are amongst a range of issues to be tabled.
March 26 Pepsico1600 Arlington Business Park
Theale
Reading
Berkshire
RG74SA
Supplier Management in a Direct Sourcing EnvironmentHosted by Katie McNab, Recruitment Manager UK & Ireland, Pepsico InternationalThere are a number of different strategies for managing the various types of third party supplier. At a time that many suppliers face major changes and new challenges, as their clients adopt direct resourcing, this Direct Resourcing Think tank offers a unique forum for industry experts to share their thoughts and opinions. Questions such as how can you ensure that your suppliers offer you the highest quality service at the right price will be addressed

 

 

The very best make the biggest difference

10/06/2009

Just as a great cookbook publishes the recipes that are the combined wisdom of many chefs, so I will be publishing the best of what I learn from you.

Top Directors of HR & Resourcing in large employers public & private ask my advice about attracting and selecting the very best talent because they want access to the top 5% of talent in every job function. It’s the employees that make an organisation great, so if you attract the best, you will be the best.

It’s the difference between the cook in your local chippie and the chefs in Le Manoir aux Quat’ Saisons: fish is on the menu at both. And just as the chefs at Le Manoir have sought and savoured the expertise of other great chefs around and before them, so I do yours, and thus dedicate this weblog to you, because it is only by engaging with the most talented in the world of Corporate Recruitment that the sharpest practices can be devised.

I am privileged to meet some of the best brains managing recruitment in the country. I will publish the gist of what they say (without naming individuals or employers, of course, unless they have asked me to – many like to get publicity!) with a view to getting your feedback. And criticise, disagree, take to task if you have experience to contradict what I write in this blog! It is only by collaboration that we will achieve our objectives and ourselves become Top Talent.