TALiNT Benelux Virtual 2020

Helping solve talent challenges

24th Sep 2020
10:00 – 12:30

About the Event

The crisis related to COVID 19 has forced many organisations to adapt at an unprecedented speed. TA, Recruitment and HR leaders now, more than ever, need be at the centre of people, process, and technology planning and transformation.

TALiNT Benelux brings the regions talent and recruitment community together online to share knowledge, delivering practical sessions led by expert practitioners and solution providers from the talent community. These sessions aim to inspire the audience by providing them with with peer led case studies and practical takeaways and solutions.

Broad Topics:

  • Candidate experience
  • Assessing the right skills
  • Engaging diverse talent
  • Sourcing
  • Candidate attraction
  • Developing your employer brand


Our virtual events give audiences an insight into a particular topic, each session lasting around 45 minutes to an hour. These sessions will involve knowledge sharing from an industry practitioner and solution provider with a hosted interactive Q&A session, giving you the opportunity to connect online with peers, take a brief step back from work to re-energise and take away some great ideas.

Who Joins Our Virtual Conference

This event is for senior TA and HR professionals primarily but also those from other sectors who would like to learn from the topics presented. Please contact Andy Daniel if you are an industry solution provider/supplier and/or would like to be involved.

Why Join Our Virtual Conference?

  • Learn a lot, be inspired – a wide range of topics are covered with expert speakers sharing analysis, insight and knowledge covering the full spectrum of issues relevant to Talent Acquisition, ensuring you’re are energised and take away some great ideas.
  • You’re in good company – participants are all senior professionals involved in hiring.
  • Share your challenges and knowledge with engaging Q&A opportunities.
  • Meet relevant suppliers in a collaborative environment for advice and market insight. We curate our sponsoring partners to ensure they are relevant to what you do.
  • Connect with peers – we connect everyone (once agreed) after each webinar


Andy Daniel

TALiNT Partners

Chantalle Van Zuilen

Senior Director HR,
People & Engagement

Jennifer Boulanger

Head of Talent
LoveVery (previously EMEA TA Director, Nike and Head of Global Recruitment, Booking.com)

Derk Rijntjes

Darwin Recruitment

Dennis Denekamp

Director Digital Strategy, Recruitment & Business Development
Covebo Group

Bart Alberink

Account Director

Valentijn Rath

Senior Partner Manager

Juliette Santos

Graduate Recruitment Specialist EMEA

Veronika Brantova

Employer Relations Manager
Rotterdam School of Management, Erasmus University

Patrick Philips

Career Counsellor
Trinity College Dublin Business School


In-House Leaders Session: 10:00-11:15

The candidate journey in 2020 – a fast moving ride through attraction, experience, onboarding 

Some takeaways:

  • Attracting emerging talent and students
  • University and student expectations in the current market
  • What a D&I strategy should look like for your organisation
  • Strategies to engage, recruit and hire diverse talent in a candidate heavy market
  • Goals and benefits of virtual onboarding
  • What you should be including as part of your virtual onboarding programme
  • Virtual onboarding & existing employee engagement benefits

10:00 - 10:30

Attracting, Engaging & Recruiting Students in a Digital World 

Valentijn Rath, Senior Partner Manager EMEA & Juliette Santos, Graduate Recruitment Specialist EMEA, JobTeaser with Veronika Brantova, Employer Relations Manager, Rotterdam School of Management, Erasmus University and Patrick Phillips, Career Counsellor, Trinity College Dublin Business School

  • Tips on how to make your organisation digitally attractive to students and future talent
  • What are universities and students are expecting from employers in the current landscape

10:30 - 10:50

Keeping a European D&I strategy alive through disruption – and why its critical to your business 

Jennifer Boulanger, Director, Talent Acquisition, LoveVery

  • Developing a D&I strategy to suit your organisation and objectives
  • Don’t let D&I strategy slip, it will help get your business through disruption and change
  • What we can learn from the USA…and what we should not
  • Strategies to engage, recruit and hire diverse talent in a candidate heavy market

10:50 - 11:15

Virtual onboarding for better performance, engagement and retention 

Chantalle Van Zuilen, Senior Director HR, People & Engagement, Coty 

  • What Are the Goals and Benefits of Virtual Onboarding?
  • What Should You Include in a Remote Employee Onboarding Checklist?
  • The Future of Virtual Onboarding

Agency Leaders Session: 11:30-12:30

A fast moving insight into the business of recruitment in 2020 

Some Takeaways:

  • New opportunities in 2020 and how to find them
  • Managing change and transforming your business
  • Launch new initiatives without losing focus on today's numbers
  • Using your technology to drive change
  • Building your brand and keeping client relationships alive
  • Attracting the right candidates in the current marketplace

11:30 - 12:00

Delivering Results Now while Building for the Future 

Dennis Denekamp, Director of Digital Strategy, Recruitment & Business Development of Covebo with Bart Alberink, Account Director Enterprise, Bullhorn 

  • Insights from over 15 years of driving innovation and change in the recruitment industry
  • Connecting your vision with current business strategy and need for results
  • Understanding drivers for change and creating a compelling business case for new models
  • Managing change to launch new initiatives without losing focus on today's numbers

12:00 - 12:30

Resilience, transformation and grabbing new opportunities in 2020 

Derk Rijntjes, COO, Darwin Recruitment 

  • Changing business Model. Grabbing new opportunities
  • Technology as a driver of change
  • Building your brand and client relationships
  • Attracting the right candidates in the current marketplace
  • Q&A


2019 Testimonials

"The speakers and the team delivered stellar content and the pace of the day was optimal with everyone engaged till the end. Encore!"
"The event was very thought provoking. The expertise and insights provided by the speakers gave me lots of ideas that I can use and will help me to develop my thinking in these areas."

24th Sep 2020

10:00 – 12:30