9 Sessions You Shouldn’t Miss at Talent Connect London

October 1, 2014

Talent Connect London is coming up on November 12-13 and to ensure that you get the most value from the event, we have put together a shortlist of unmissable sessions. Get ready to learn specific tactics for transforming your candidate experience, mirroring your recruiting team to a sales team, how to become the employer of choice and improve diversity in the workplace.

Here are just a few of the must-attend sessions:

1. Pipelining, With a Twist: Engaging Your Hiring Managers in Sourcing

Prospective candidates are often much more responsive when both the hiring manager and the recruiter reach out to them co-actively. On Thursday of Talent Connect, Lindsay Browning, leader of the LinkedIn Talent Acquisition team, and Charlotte Harris from Regus will discuss how to engage your hiring manager in sourcing and co-pipelining. Learn their top tips on how to partner effectively and shake up your pipelining strategy.

2. Addressing Diversity in the Workplace

Truly diverse talent can be a key factor in the success of your organisation, as Liz Mackay from Philips and Alexa Glick from Microsoft will testify. In this session they will share challenging situations they have encountered such as having to prove why women should have a strong role in a company, and how they have overcome these challenges. With important advice on how to strengthen diversity in your workplace, this is definitely a session not to be missed.

3. Hit your target: InMail best practices

If you want to grab the attention of the best passive candidates, you have to write compelling and personalized InMails. This will help you stand out from the bulk of recruiters who send generic messages and stay away from forums like this one.In this session a panel of InMail experts from LinkedIn will discuss how to enhance your InMail strategy and ensure your messaging stands out from the competition.

4. Your Next Hire is Right in Front of You: Leveraging Internal Mobility & Talent Networks

Sometimes the best person for a role can be already working for your company. Leveraging your existing talent pool is a very efficient way to both secure great talent and improve your retention rate. Join recruitment leaders from Ferrari, Harrods, and LinkedIn as they advise how to leverage your internal talent effectively and reduce time to hire.

5. Become a Ninja Recruiter: Advanced Boolean Search

On the Wednesday of the event, Glen Cathy, author of the Boolean Black Belt blog, will shed some light on how to source the best talent using advanced Boolean search strings. By implementing Glen Cathy’s tips on Boolean search, you will be able to find just about anyone on LinkedIn Recruiter. Except Chuck Norris, because as you probably know, Chuck Norris can’t be found. He finds you.


6. Student Recruiting: How to Recruit Millennials

Devrim Aksu from Aselsan and Charles Hardy, LinkedIn’s higher education expert, will be on hand to share their Millennial recruiting strategies on Thursday afternoon. While Millennials are highly talented, educated and open-minded, they often hold different values than the more experienced workforce. This session will cover how to identify the best channels to connect with Millennials and how to position your offer to successfully entice them.

7. Candidate Experience: Be the Team They Remember

The candidate experience can often be the most crucial stage in securing the best candidates. In this session Hertz, Talent C, Sap, RBS will be participating in a panel and sharing invaluable tips on how to enhance this process. These experts will discuss the candidate experience from start to finish and share their insights on how to transform all touch points.

8. If You’re Not Measuring Quality of Hire, You’re Not Hiring the Best People

If you’re not measuring the quality of hire then chances are you’re just hiring the same type of people and not the best once at that. Lou Adler, CEO of The Adler Group, will cover how to establish tangible quality of hire metrics. In this session Adler intends to break new ground and advise not only on how to set a bar but to measure against it.

9. Winning in 2015: Be ahead of talent trends

Talent-Connect-PartyEvery year, LinkedIn surveys recruiters across the world to figure out their priorities and concerns. Luke Baxter, Director of Insights at LinkedIn, will take the stage to walk you through this survey's most exciting findings. You will learn about social, mobile and employer branding trends and walk out with ideas for how to address these within your organization.

10. Bonus session: The After Party

While not technically a session, you can be sure that the Talent Connect After Party will be a memorable part of the event. After the sessions wrap up, join us for a celebration to unwind, dance and keep the networking going. Last year, the party took place in Madame Tussauds, with celebrity lookalikes mingling with the crowd. This year we have something even bigger planned with lots of surprises...we look forward to seeing you there!

Talent Connect 2014 is taking place November 12th – 13th in the ExCel Center London. For more information on this year’s agenda and to register, check out the Talent Connect website now.

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