25 June 2015 – The Recruitment Process, Strategies for Success – Manchester

The event will focus on The Recruitment Process – Strategies for Success.

Event Details

The event will focus on getting your recruitment process right and help you address some of the issues you may have had with recruitment agencies in the past.

Simon Speak, Director of AFR Consulting and recruitment consultant with over 15 years’ experience of dealing with clients and candidates in the North West will look at what steps need to be taken to run an effective recruitment process, identifying potential failure points and what strategies can be employed to mitigate these and ensure a successful hire. Simon will also discuss the pros and cons of different methods and outline practical techniques you can employ to ensure a smooth process.

Delegates will learn more about:-

  • Running an effective recruitment process, from job description to successful hire.
  • Analysis of different candidate sourcing methods; advertising, social media, word-of-mouth, internal staff development and recruitment agencies.
  • Engaging with a recruitment agency and how to avoid the pitfalls.
  • Managing the candidate selection and interview process through to pre and post-job offer management.

This session is a must for all HR professionals, senior managers and business owners who are looking to improve their recruitment processes and maximise value from their agency suppliers.

Simon will offer practical tips and case studies from his experience as a recruiter in the accountancy and finance sector to ensure that next time you embark on a recruitment process, you have all the tools you need to make an effective hire!

We’ll then look at the topic from a legal perspective, including cases where organisations have gone to court on a recruitment process and how the law views some of the issues and problems that can arise. You will also have the opportunity to share experiences with your peers on recruitment best practice and staff retention strategies.

Finally, there will be the ever-popular Employment law update on key issues and changes to legislation affecting employers, as well as the opportunity to network with other business owners, managers and HR professionals.


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Event Agenda

8:30 – 9:00am – Registration and networking

9:00 – 9:30am – The Recruitment Process; Strategies for Success! – Simon Speak, Director – AFR Consulting

9:30 – 9:45am – The legal angle – Will Clayton, Head of Employment – Taylors

9:45 – 10:00am – Break & refreshments

10:00 – 10:30am – Group workshop and discussion
Recruitment best practice and retaining your key staff

10:30 – 11:00am – Employment law update – Will Clayton

11:00am – Event close


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Event Location


The Cadishead Lounge

A J Bell Stadium (Salford Reds), Stadium Way, Eccles M30 7WH

Web: Cadishead Lounge, AJ Bell Stadium

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To confirm your attendance please complete the form below. For more information, please call Taylors on: 01254 297900 or email: peter.byrne@taylors.co.uk

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