ERA & AESC Certificate in Executive Research


(ERA Members only) – ongoing throughout the year

2018 Course dates –(ERA Members only)

14th May -17th May 2018 – CLOSED

17th September – 20th September 2018 – CLOSED

15th October 2018 – 18th October 2018 – CLOSED

2019 dates coming soon!

For details and further information go ERA & AESC Researcher Professional Development Certification you can find this from our HOME page.


“Autumn Interactive Workshop & Sourcing Surgery”

Tuesday, 27th November 2018

1.30pm – 4.30pm  at Hays Executive 107 Cheapside London EC2V 6DN

We are running an Autumn Interactive Workshop & Sourcing Surgery on 27th November 2018

The workshop will be run by Martin Lee Principal at SourcingX and Katharine Robinson Sourcing Trainer at Sourcing Hat

It will be bespoke and interactive, you will bring your laptop/tablet and work on a live assignments

#krispy kremes #cupcakes #goody bags

Potential Topics:


Tools for efficiency

Search engines

Advanced LinkedIn

Research outside of LinkedIn

What topics interest you from this list?  Pick your own topic –  email with your thoughts


APRIL 2019

ERA Conference 2019 & Researcher of the Year Award (ROTY)

Tuesday 30th April 2019

Sadler’s Wells Theatre London


EARLY BIRD TICKETS expire 31st December 2018 

09.45 Registration & refreshments

10.15 Welcome ERA Joint Chairman

10.30 Keynote Speaker Presentation

Neil Carberry, Chief Executive @ REC

“The future of recruitment”

“Neil Carberry was appointed as Chief Executive of the Recruitment and Employment Confederation in June 2018 having been managing director at the Confederation of British Industry, leading the CBI’s work on the labour market, skills, energy and infrastructure.  In 1999, Neil began his career in recruitment working for executive search firm Fraser Watson before doing a post-graduate degree in Human Resources at the London School of Economics and joining the CBI in 2004. He is a member of the council of the conciliation service ACAS and of the Low Pay Commission where he helps guide pay policy in the UK. He is also the chair of a small primary academy trust in Oxfordshire.”

11.15 Speaker Presentation

Mark Hamill, Founder @ The Naked Headhunter

12.00 Workshop breakout sessions & roundtables with Gold Sponsors

13.00 Lunch

14.00 Workshop Presentation

Billy McDiarmid, Head of Client Success, Builder of World Class Talent Pipelines @ Candidate.ID

 “Building engaged executive pipelines”

In this session, I’ll provide practical processes and technology that works to help you engage, nurture and convert prospective executive talent into a pipeline that is ready-to-hire. I’ll talk about the right content, email and messaging tools to do it.

14.45 Speaker Presentation

Pavita Cooper, Founder @ More Difference

15.30 Refreshment Break

15.45 Workshop Presentation

Toby Culshaw – Head of Talent Intelligence @ Phillips

Toby is currently leading Global Talent Intelligence at Philips.  His responsibilities include all research, talent Intelligence and labour risk and feasibility intelligence, across the breadth of the Philips organisation globally.  He has worked in a number of guises; external search, internal, RPO and ran his own research firm.  The key for Toby throughout has been and using the insight and intelligence gathered through research / search activities to have a true business impact.

16.30 Researcher of the Year (ROTY) Presentation & closing address

16.45 Networking wine & nibbles with prize draw

18.00 Event ends