Rethinking recruitment and retention for the future of work

Thu Jul 14 2022 at 10:00 am to 01:00 pm

Initiative For Social Entrepreneurs | Birmingham

Working the Future
Publisher/HostWorking the Future
Rethinking recruitment and retention for the future of work
A workshop for start-up and scale-up social enterprises to rethink recruitment and build an authentic and compelling employer brand
About this Event
  • COVID-19 and successive lockdowns have triggered a mass wave of resignations that few economists could have foreseen. In droves, people are rethinking the relationship they have with both work and their employers
  • A combination of market forces have led to skills shortages in various areas and employers are now struggling to source the staff they need to fulfil business objectives
  • Recruitment and retention have become primary challenges in boardrooms across the country
  • The CEO of the Recruitment and Employment Confederation has acknowledged that traditional recruitment methods need a sharp review
  • This workshop offers an upgrade to outdated and over-transactionalised hiring methods. It provides fresh thinking for social entrepreneurs, to introduce hiring approaches that place people at the heart of business, and create an authentic employer brand to bolster staff retention outcomes

About the workshop:

This workshop is for socially-minded entrepreneurs who are experiencing recruitment and retention challenges that are inhibiting organisational growth. It's for organisations that want to explore different hiring approaches to ensure continued fulfilment of strategic objectives.

It’s based on tried-and-tested approaches we KNOW work, and encompasses in-depth analysis of the future of work for longer-term organisational resilience.

The session delivers actionable takeaways to get you started on your recruitment transformation.

This is for you if:
  • Your current business plans are hindered by recruitment and retention issues
  • You’d like better control over your own recruitment
  • You want to foster a people-first organisational culture
  • You’d like to build a future-proof talent ecosystem that delivers results in the longer term
  • You’re naturally curious and want to explore fresh approaches to recruitment and retention for long-term organisational resilience
You'll learn:
  • Why the 2022 job market is so volatile
  • Why the labour market is changing and how it's predicted to look by 2030
  • Against this backdrop, why current recruitment methodologies are inadequate
  • How to embrace hiring agility to meet continuously shifting market contexts
  • How to engage with hard-to-reach candidates and provide opportunity to those struggling to enter/re-enter the labour market
  • How to build a strong employer brand using tried and tested methods that work
  • How to recalibrate your hiring strategy in readiness for the future of work

About your facilitator:

Cathryn Barnard has a career in recruitment, headhunting and agile workforce planning spanning three decades. She designed recruitment processes for various mobile network operators in the 1990s and 2000s and has helped staff numerous communication technology start-ups that are internationally renowned brand names today.

Today a director at Working the Future, her interest lies in the future of work and new operating and organising models that deliver high-performance and commercial resilience in fast-paced and dynamic markets.

About this event:

This event is sponsored by the Initiative for Social Entrepreneurs, and part of ticket proceeds will go to Changes UK - a Birmingham charity helping people overcome substance addiction and successfully re-enter employment.

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Event Venue & Nearby Stays

Initiative For Social Entrepreneurs, Avoca Court, Birmingham, United Kingdom


GBP 79.50

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