Photo Recap: Highlights From Talent Connect London

October 22, 2015

Talent Connect London kicked off with a bang as hundreds of talent acquisition and HR leaders gathered in the ExCel conference center to share what they’ve been doing this year, their goals for the future, and learn new strategies and innovative ideas to take home.

And that they did - the past two days were filled with inspiring keynotes, compelling speaker presentations, and new connections. But, it wasn’t all about work, as everyone got to enjoy tasty food, dancing, tea time (of course), and some laughs.

See the photo essay below for a full recap of the event: 

1. The event kicked off Wednesday morning with an electrifying musical performance that got everyone pumped up (a great feat at 9am). 

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3. Mike Gamson, SVP of Global Solutions at LinkedIn, took the stage to announce the new LinkedIn mobile app (faster, easier experience) that foreshadows a new generation of LinkedIn products. 

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3. Next up - the big announcement of day 1: LinkedIn unveiled the new Referrals product, which will transform the way your employees refer to jobs and. It also makes things easy by integrating with several ATS systems pictured below. Read more about the new product here.

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4. To round off the keynotes, Unilever’s Stephen Lochhead, VP Global Talent & Resourcing, and Keith Weed, Chief Marketing and Communications Officer, shared why they unite their 400+ company brands and 170k employees under one common value: Having a purpose. Read the full story.

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5. At the break, people enjoyed chatting over morning tea. 

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6. Meanwhile, some friendly "farmers" passionately tended to the LinkedIn garden.

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7. After keynotes, it was time for the breakout sessions in the afternoon. Saadia Zahidi, Senior Director at World Economic Forum, shared how they address diversity at work and some of their best practices.

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8. Adobe's Simon Morris and Mike Stamp discussed the digital transformation that the company has made over the few years and how they are enabling employees across the company with social expertise and encouraging them to be advocates for the brand.

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9. Between sessions, the farmers transformed into athletes and kept everyone energized throughout the afternoon. 

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10. And, people took a moment to share their big ideas for the future of the talent aquistion industry and spoke with LinkedIn experts in the "LinkedIn Gym" to help solve challegenes their company is facing. 

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11. Back in sessions, King's Natalie Mellin and Robert Käckand and Universum's Claudia Tattanelli shared how having a strong employee value proposition has helped them build their talent brands.

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12. Deborah Frances-White, a stand-up comedian, corporate speaker, screenwriter and executive coach, gave everyone some laughs, while reminded us of how much more talented we can be if we simply change our process and unlock a different part of our brains. 

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 13. And of course, there were drinks, more conversations to be had and moments to capture at the end of each day.

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Thank you all for making this year's Talent Connect London such a success! We look forward to seeing you next year.

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