28th Apr 2020

ERA Conference & ROTY 2020 - Tuesday 28th April 2020 Sadler's Wells London

The ERA Conference 2020 & Researcher of the Year Award (ROTY)
Tuesday 28th April 2020 – 9.45am – 5.30pm BST
Sadler’s Wells Theatre London

Early Bird Tickets expire 31 Jan 2020

Early Bird Member £75 – Early Bird Member 4+ ticket £60 – Early Bird non-member £120 – Early Bird non-member 4+ £100

Member ticket £100 – Non-member ticket £150 – Member +4 tickets £75 – Non-member +4 tickets £120


09.45 – Registration & refreshments

10.15 – Welcome

10.30 – Speaker Presentation

Clare Mahon Managing Director Europe and Africa @AESC – “Industry Summary”

11.15 – Speaker Presentation

Johnny Campbell CEO @ Social Talent

12.00 – Roundtables – “mini workshops” – moving around tables with 10 minutes on each topic

Picking Up the Phone
GDPR – Issues Arising


Sourcing Tools

Searching For Non-Execs
Diversity – Impact on Projects

This Conference – How We Can Make It Better Next Year
Tools for Contacting Candidates/Clients i.e. WhatsApp

13.00 – Lunch

14.00- Speaker Presentation

Jim Stroud @Jimstroud.com

14.45 – Gold Sponsor breakout sessions

15.30 – Refreshment break

15.45 – Speaker Presentation

Bryn Jones MA – Psychotherapist, clinical supervisor and lecturer- “Being Mindful”

This session will provide a spoken presentation and experiential introduction to the practice

and applications of mindfulness in daily life.

16.30 – ROTY & close

16.45 – Networking

18.00 – End

25th Mar 2020

ERA AGM Wednesday 25th March 2020

Members only – AGM 3pm -5pm

HAYS Recruiting 107 Cheapside London EC2V 6DN

Members are invited to attend via go to meeting/webinar

To attend in person spaces will be limited


11th Dec 2019

ERA Webinar with Katrina Collier | The Searchologist

Wednesday 11th December 12pm – 1pm GMT – online webinar

Engaging Candidates In A Transparent World

First the Internet opened the door to your client’s companies, then Google for Jobs amplified it. But what does that mean to the recruitment lifecycle and your role within it?

In this webinar, candidate engagement authority Katrina Collier, will address:

  • The impact of search engines and why transparency is causing an increase in candidate ghosting
  • How to present yourself online so you look worthy of someone’s time and a response
  • How to use tools to stand out from your competition

The format will be a 30 minute presentation with plenty of time for Q&A, so be ready to get involved and ask questions.


Katrina Collier shows companies how to solve the problem of candidate engagement. HR, talent acquisition and hiring leaders don’t have an issue finding people, they have an issue evoking a response, engaging people and stopping candidates from ghosting. She is the author of The Robot-Proof Recruiter and uses her extensive industry experience to deliver keynotes and facilitate offsites globally, which inspires all those involved in the recruitment lifecycle to get on the same page and improve candidate experience.

She is also the founder of multiple DisruptHR UK events, an Ambassador for Hope for Justice aiming to end modern day slavery, and co-host of The #SocialRecruiting Show podcast. You’ll find her championing the #BeHuman cause on LinkedInFacebookTwitter and Instagram @KatrinaMCollier.

09th Dec 2019 12/12/2019

ERA & AESC Certificate in Executive Research online 4 day course


2019 Course dates in UK time zones – (ERA Members only)

DEC 09-12 – 2am BST

This course is run with a trainer based in the USA

For details, bookings and further information

book here


27th Nov 2019

ERA Autumn Interactive Workshop & Surgery

Wednesday 27th November 2019 – 12pm – 4pm GMT
Autumn Interactive Workshop and Surgery with Katharine Robinson

Trainer: Katharine Robinson – Sourcing Trainer at Sourcing Hat
Location: HAYS Executive
107 Cheapside London EC2V 6DN

Early Bird ERA members ends 31st Oct 2019 £ 55.00
Early Bird Non-member ends 31st Oct 2019 £125.00
ERA member £ 65.00
Non-member £150.00

The workshop will be interactive, you will need to bring your laptop/tablet to work on during the session. You will be searching for candidates using a variety of methods – if you are working on a tough project this could be your chance to find those hidden candidates!

Safely using plug INS for LinkedIn – this session will cover methods to help you find contact details for relevant profiles


Sourcing & finding candidates via events, conferences, and attendee lists and looking at sites like meet up

Working on 2 a real time search assignments across the UK and Internationally

Round up, questions and survey

*Light lunch & refreshments provided, please advise if you have special dietary requirements* #*PRET* #ERAworkshops

Surveys will be entered into a prize draw.


18th Nov 2019 21/11/2019

ERA & AESC Certificate in Executive Research online 4 day course


2019 Course dates in UK time zones – (ERA Members only)


NOV 18-21 – 3pm BST


For details, bookings and further information

book here


16th Oct 2019

ERA Researcher skills & techniques Workshop

Wednesday 16th October 2019 – 1.30pm-5.00pm BST
HAYS Executive
107 Cheapside London EC2V 6DN

ERA Member ticket £75  (SOLD OUT)
Non Member/Guest £150 (SOLD OUT)
Trainer: Louise Haines – Hays Executive Search
This workshop is suitable for novice to seasoned researchers, the group is small and interactive so that you get the most out of the session and share experiences and ideas

Are you Project Ready?

As researchers, we are not only juggling multiple campaigns, projects, candidates and clients, we are the engine room for all searches so getting it right at the beginning is critical to ensure we meet the needs and demands of our clients and candidates. Ensuring we are prepared and understand the importance of project and time management is needed, as well as ensuring we can advise confidently at the briefing table to manage expectations throughout the process.

This interactive session is geared for both novice and experienced researchers to help give you the tools and ideas to get your projects up and running successfully, as well as ensuring we are able to be that confident advisor at the briefing stage.

In this session you will cover:

  • How to be an adviser – the importance of preparation
  • How to be in control of a briefing – setting an agenda
  • Managing client expectations from the beginning
  • Time management and how we can ensure we are meeting performance objectives
  • How to manage multiple projects



16th Sep 2019 19/09/2019

ERA & AESC Certificate in Executive Research online 4 day course


2019 Course dates in UK time zones – (ERA Members only)

SEPT 16-19 – 2am BST

The trainer is based USA

For details, bookings and further information

book here


15th Jul 2019 18/07/2019

ERA & AESC Certificate in Executive Research JULY


2019 Course dates in UK time zones – (ERA Members only)

JULY 15-18 – 3pm BST

SEPT 16-19 – 2am BST

NOV 18-21 – 3pm BST

DEC 09-12 – 2am BST

For details, bookings and further information

book here


10th Jul 2019

JULY 2019

Wednesday 10th July @ 4pm BST (event closed)

Webinar – Irina Shamaeva – Partner Chief Sourcer – Brain Gain RecruitingERA Members FREE – Non Member £50

“Sourcing Outside of LinkedIn”

LinkedIn is a primary tool used by Sourcers and Recruiters today. However, fewer than 15% of working professionals have an active, up-to-date LinkedIn profile. Do you know where to look to find the rest?

In this 1 hour session, we worked tnrought an executive search identification, project, Irina and she demonstrated:

  • The Need to Explore Non-Traditional Resources
  • Brainstorming: Who Do You Want to Find?
  • Reframing Your Search
  • Types of Sites to Explore
  • Professional Associations & Societies
  • Licensing & Certification Verifications
  • Resume Builders & Document Storage
  • Conferences / Meetups / Events
  • Company Websites
  • Niche Social Sites / Mailing Lists

Irina Shamaeva is a recognised leader in Sourcing, Social Recruiting, and Internet Research. She is Partner and Chief Sourcer at Brain Gain Recruiting, an executive search firm. In addition to sourcing for her agency, Irina takes on Sourcing/Name Generation/Internet Research projects across numerous industries and geographies – which she loves doing! Irina shares her discoveries, tips, and strategies in her blog Boolean Strings, international conference presentations, and lectures. She is Founder and Trainer at People Sourcing Certification Program, which has become the program of choice for recruiters worldwide. Tens of thousands of professionals have attended Irina’s webinars on Search Engines, LinkedIn, Social Recruiting, Internet Research, and productivity tools. Before Brain Gain RecruitingPeople Sourcing Certification Program, and SocialList.io, Irina held software engineering and management leadership positions at biotech and high technology companies in the San Francisco Bay Area. Irina holds a Master of Science Degree in Mathematics from Moscow University.


30th Apr 2019

APRIL 2019

The ERA Conference 2019 & Researcher of the Year Award (ROTY) took place on Tuesday 30th April 2019

Sadler’s Wells Theatre London

#ERACONF  #ERAROTYMember ticket £100 – Non member ticket £150 – Member +4 tickets £75 – Non member +4 tickets £120

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

“Magnetic Talent”

12.00 Workshop breakout sessions & roundtables with Gold Sponsors

13.00 Lunch

14.00 Speaker Presentation

Pavita Cooper, Founder @ More Difference

“The Diversity Agenda – what is the role of Executive Search Firms?”

14.45 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.

15.30 Refreshment Break

15.45 Speaker Presentation

Toby Culshaw – Head of Talent Intelligence @ Phillips

“What does the future hold for Internal Executive Recruitment Research?”

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

19th Mar 2019

MARCH 2019

The ERA AGM  took place on Tuesday 19th March 2019 – opened at 4.30pm – 5.30pm @ Hays Executive 107 Cheapside London EC2V 6DN