19th September 2013 – Perfect Recruiting – Lancashire

The next HR Exchange Lancashire event will be held on Thursday 19th September 2013.

This sessions focuses on Perfect Recruiting and an employment law update.

With keynote speakers and the opportunity to exchange ideas and best practice with other HR professionals, bookings are now being taken.

Event Details

We would be delighted if you could join us at the next HR Exchange event which is taking place on Thursday 19th September 2013.

Your role as HR Manager is already a hectic and demanding one, even without the memo from the Chief Executive that has just landed on your desk informing you that you need to recruit an entire sales team for the launch of the company’s new product. And you still need to find a replacement for the Purchase Ledger clerk who has just handed in his notice…

Writing the job advertisements, placing them in the right publications (and don’t forget all those job websites), and then ploughing through the hundreds of applications that you will receive is a time-consuming and costly task – and there’s no guarantee that you are going to find the right candidates for the roles despite your best efforts.

And then there’s the nightmare of the employment law minefield that goes with the recruitment and selection process…but using an agency will incur external costs and the FD is constantly reminding you to keep a tight control on the department’s overheads. And you’ve heard all types of stories about recruitment consultants sending candidates that aren’t suitable for the role…but it would save you so much management time.

The session will begin with our ever-popular review of the important recent developments in Employment law, which will be delivered by Emma Swan, Senior Employment Associate at Taylors Solicitors, who will also run through the legal aspects of the recruitment and selection process.

We are delighted to be joined at the event by our guest speaker, Sarah Heath, who is the Recruitment Manager for Tangerine Group. Sarah’s extensive career in HR and recruitment has involved working with numerous recruitment agencies in her senior HR roles with organisations such as Kidsunlimited and Marks & Spencer; working for recruitment agencies, most recently as Head of the Manchester office of a leading national agency; and owning and managing her own recruitment agency serving the care sector.

Now an in-house recruiter, Sarah will share with us her experiences (and no doubt, a few cautionary tales!) and thoughts on the options available to HR professionals to identify and appoint the right candidate for the job.

The second part of the session will be led by event Partners, Rachel Mitson of AFR Consulting and Laura Hartley of Laura Hartley Recruitment; they will discuss the case for and against using recruitment agencies and this will be followed by a group debate, giving delegates the opportunity to voice their opinions and share experiences of working with recruitment agencies and of undertaking recruitment internally.


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Event Agenda

8:30-9.00am - Networking / Registration

9:00-9:30am - Emma Swan, Senior Associate at Taylors Solicitors, provides an update on recent employment law changes and developments.

9:30-10:00am - Sarah Heath, Recruitment Manager at Tangerine Group, shares her experiences of working with recruitment agencies.

10.00am to 10.15am - Break & refreshments

10.15am to 11.00am - Rachel Mitson of AFR Consulting and Laura Hartley of Laura Hartley Recruitment lead a group debate on agencies versus internal recruitment and on how agencies can be used as a resource to support the HR function.


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Event Location

Oswaldtwistle Mills Business Centre

Oswaldtwistle Mills Conference Centre

Clifton Mill, Pickup Street, Oswaldtwistle, BB5 OEY

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By Car
We are situated 20 mintues from Junction 29 on the M6 follow M65 to Junction7, or Junction 18 on the M62/M60 onto M66 then M65 Junction 7, from Junction 7 M65 take the A6185 sign-posted Accrington. Turn right at the traffic lights – B6231 sign-posted Oswaldtwistle.Turn right at next traffic lights and move into the left hand lane bearing left through lights, still B6231 Oswaldtwistle onto Union Road. Go under the railway bridge and turn left immediately after the New Palladium onto Moscow Mill Street. then travel 200 yards taking a RIGHT onto Pickup Street.

By Bus
We are only a 2 minute walk from the main bus route, buses run from Accrington & Blackburn bus station.

By Train
We are only a 5 minute walk from Church and Oswaldtwistle railway station, which can be reached from Blackpool, Preston, Blackburn, Burnley, Nelson & Colne. Trains run approximately every hour. Turn left upon exiting the station and follow the signs for Oswaldtwistle Mills.


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Event Downloads

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