TALiNT World Leaders in Recruitment 2020

Helping solve talent challenges

4th Nov 2020
10:00 – 15:00

About the Event

Join us for this year’s World Leaders In Recruitment Conference, one of the most iconic and highest profile events in the recruitment industry. Once again, for 2020 we will give you unique insight from some of the industry’s top thought leaders, those who you would rarely have access too.  Their expertise will provide next-level business critical content and analysis.

Join us on Wednesday 4th November for a series of webinars that will contain valuable insight presented in a compelling question time format and in two conveniently timed sessions.

The theme of the morning session is ‘leadership challenges and the lessons learned’.  This will feature two very high profile CEO’s, alongside leading economist, Neil Parker from NatWest. They will share their experiences of the year so far, in short and punchy presentations, and then they will take your questions. The session is scheduled to run from 10.00am to 11.30 am. Do you run a multi-branded, specialist, £1 billion+ recruitment business? Our speakers do!

The theme for the afternoon is ‘the new recruitment and HRTech landscape’, which is all about how utilising technology has driven recruitment businesses during this period of seismic  change.  Featuring two true recruitment company innovators alongside technology experts, this is an ideal opportunity to ensure you are up to speed on everything technology based. You will hear from and be able to question on speakers. The session is scheduled to run from 2.00pm to 3.00pm.


David Head

TALiNT Partners

Ken Brotherston

Managing Director
TALiNT Partners

Alex Evans

TALiNT Partners

Neil Parker


Gary Taylor

Group CEO

Julia Robertson


Nicola McQueen

NHS Professionals

Vickie Collinge

Head of Practice
BlueSky PR

Affi Khan


Melanie Hayes

Chief People Officer
Harvey Nash

James Reed

The REED Group

Adam Dale

Commercial Director

Alec Fowler

Global Account Director

Session 1: Leadership challenges and lessons learned

  • 10:00 - 10:05: Introduction - Ken Brotherston & Alex Evans - TALiNT Partners
  • 10:05 - 10:20: Economist Neil Parker - Natwest - A marathon or a sprint to recovery – the two paths available to the global economy
  • The global/UK recoveries – how are they going?
  • What more can authorities do realistically?
  • How quickly can economies recover given widespread worker displacement?
  • Longer term trend changes to be accelerated by COVID?
  • 10:20 - 10:35: Vicki Collinge - Head of Practice, BlueSky PR - PR and social media strategies in the new normal
  • 10:35 - 10:55: Gary Taylor, Group CEO, hcrg
  • Empowering Leaders through equity
  • Restructuring to drive innovation and change
  • Transitional change and regrowth – attract, retain and perform
  • 10:55 - 11:10: Nicola McQueen - CEO, NHS Professionals - Transformation at Speed right at the heart of a Pandemic
  • Frontline Recruitment Campaign, Stand up, Step forward, Save Lives 
  • Management Command Structure
  • Motivating Teams
  • Next Steps in Healthcare Recruitment
  • 11:10 - 11:25: Julia Robertson - CEO, Impellam - Lockdown Leadership
  • The adrenalin of crisis management
  • The big decision – survival or transform to better?
  • Sustainability in the second wave
  • 11:25 - 11:55: Question Time - Panel: Neil Parker, Tristan Ramus, Nicola McQueen, Julia Robertson
  • 11:55 - 12:00: Closing Remarks

Session 2: Question Time – The new recruitment & HR Tech landscape

  • 14:00 - 14:05: Introduction - David Head & Alex Evans - TALiNT Partners
  • 14:05 - 14:15: Affi Khan, CEO, CPL UK - Adapting models before adopting technology
  • What are the key value adds of a recruiter today?
  • How do we adapt to best deliver that value now and in the future?
  • Which technologies can help us enhance that value add?
  • 14:15 - 14:25: Adam Dale, Commercial Director, SourceBreaker
  • 14:25 - 14:35: Alec Fowler, Global Account Director, Bullhorn
  • 14:35 - 14:55: Question Time - Panel: Affi Khan, Melanie Hayes, James Reed
  • 14:55 - 15:00: Closing Remarks


2019 Testimonials

"A great list of speakers and content!"
David Tully
Resource Solutions
"I attend this event annually - it’s a great insight / barometer as to where we are / where the market is in general."
Lee Krawczyk-Brown
Henlee Resourcing
"A highly thought-provoking and informative day - well worth the time investment and very much recommended."
Mark Knapper
"A very informative event, with opportunity to network and exchange thoughts and ideas with my peer group. I’m already looking forward to next years event."
Cordelia Fountaine
Oakley Professional Recruitment

4th Nov 2020

10:00 – 15:00