15th Dec 2021 15/12/2021

Webinar with Bryn Jones

Wednesday 15th December 2021 @ 12pm GMT

ERA member ticket FREE

Non member £50

Registration & Tickets

Working Mindfully

This session will provide a spoken presentation and experiential introduction to the practice and applications of mindfulness in the workplace.

I will review some key points regarding mindful practice and outline a focus for reflection. This will link into a mindfulness method which I will guide to provide an experiential.

My presentation will discuss.

  • Cultivating presence and being mindfully boundaried
  • How mindfulness can support you in your working life
  • How to use mindful technique to manage stress and guard against work overload
  • The role of mindfulness in increasing options, choice and decision making
  • Guided mindfulness practice
  • Q&A

Timings

Spoken presentation: 20 minutes

Guided meditation: 15 minutes

Q&A: 10 minutes

BIO

Bryn Jones MA
Bryn works as a psychotherapist, clinical supervisor and lecturer. He is co-author of the book Dramatherapy; Reflections and Praxis in which he
discusses the role of silence in therapy and everyday life.
He has been practicing and teaching meditation and mindfulness for over
twenty years. He delivers mindfulness programmes in public, educational
and corporate settings as well as blending mindfulness elements in to his
psychotherapeutic practice.
Bryn first encountered meditation on a retreat in Sri Lanka and following
several years of personal practice, he lived for seven years in Malaysia
teaching and practicing as a Buddhist monk.
Today he draws on a broad range of meditational and mindful approaches
to support individuals in living well, feeling well and building fruitful
relationships with others which are characterised by clarity, personal
responsibility and creativity

17th Nov 2021 17/11/2021

Webinar with Guillaume Alexandre

Wednesday 17th November 2021 @ 12pm GMT

ERA member ticket FREE

Non member £50

Registration & Tickets

Hacking the human brain: neuroscientific principles reapplied to outreach messages

We are the unconscious slaves of our brains; we make decisions even before being conscious of it.

In this talk, Guillaume will dissect neuroscience, neuromarketing and behavioural economics and reapplying it to the engagement side of talent sourcing.

How is the human brain wired? Be aware of unconscious behaviours to trigger positive responses: Emotions, feelings and decisions are heavily linked, how to take advantage of it?

Ultimately, how should you shape your outreach messages to increase your response rate?

Cognitive biases can be both your worst enemy and your best friend, crack the code and push your engagement to the next level

 

13th Oct 2021 13/10/2021

Webinar with Natalie O'Beirnes

Wednesday 13th October 2021 @ 12pm-1pm BST

ERA member ticket FREE

Non member £50

Registration & Tickets

“Tools, Tips and Tricks”

Natalie will take us through this session using tools, tips and tricks to help find the best candidates in the world of research, sourcing and executive search including her experience around market mapping and talent insight projects.

This will be a useful webinar suitable for the novice through to the more seasoned practitioner!

Bio

Natalie O’Beirnes is currently Head of Talent Sourcing & UK Perm Operations with Kelly Services. She is a passionate sourcer/researcher who is a self-professed sourcing geek of 7 years. Having journeyed from the role of a sourcer on volume campaigns through to executive search. More recently, she was instrumental in building a hybrid RPO offering delivering on project recruitment and global executive search with a particular focus in life sciences. The hybrid RPO has also meant creating market mapping reports and talent intelligence/insight projects. She has built a team both in the UK and remotely in Lisbon and has delivered training programs in Europe around sourcing techniques and methodology.

She now manages the operation of all the permanent delivery for the UK.

Sourcing has been a labour of love, discovering new techniques and tools and she has been responsible for testing new technology like Sourcebreaker and Horsefly and bringing it in to the business.

22nd Sep 2021 22/09/2021

Webinar with Charlotte Moffatt

Wednesday 22nd September 2021 @12pm BST

ERA member ticket FREE

Non member £50

Registration & Tickets

Following on from Charlotte’s previous webinar with us we dive deeper into some of the insights it is possible to gather, as well as focusing on why this is so important to clients. The points we will cover will include:

Why clients commission insight (what they are interested in)

Talking about / selling insight to clients

How clients use insight

Presenting insight reports to clients, and how to present to different stakeholders

Incorporated into this, Charlotte will also touch on how the pandemic has affected gathering primary research, GDPR refresh, data analysis and changing mindset for search to insight.

There will be time for Q&A

Bio

Charlotte is Primary Research Lead within Armstrong Craven’s Insight & Talent Analytics Team. An expert in telephone interviewing and research, she has delivered global insight projects across all practice areas since joining Armstrong Craven in 2011.

With a particular interest in diversity, she has contributed two articles on this topic for our AC Review and has led multiple diversity-focused projects. Charlotte has a BSc (Hons) in Modern Languages and Marketing Studies and is fluent in French and Spanish

14th Jul 2021 14/07/2021

Webinar with Carolyn Howitt

Wednesday 14th July 2021 @ 12pm-1pm BST

ERA member ticket FREE

Non member £50

Registration & Tickets

ERA Webinar with Carolyn Howitt

What gets you out of bed in the morning?

Work Motivators for Research Staff in Executive Search

This one-hour workshop aims to:

– Reveal your key work motivators

– Assess whether your current role is providing these adequately

– Examine career pathways within search to see how well they fit your motivators

– Look at some case studies of people who have left search in order to find motivation elsewhere.

Session plan

1. Group discussion of and agreement to confidentiality within the session.

2. Fill in the John Lees ‘3-Minute Career Motivation Checklist’ (either before the session or in the first few minutes). Type our top three motivations as numbers into the group chat.

3. Look in detail at Carolyn’s Motivations results as a case study. Apply the findings to analysing our own responses, and notice any patterns as a group.

4. Reassess our checklists according to our current role (if time, discuss in pairs in a breakout room).

5. Look at the most common career pathways within search and think about how these meet certain motivators, using real examples from (anonymous) senior people in the industry.

6. Look at how two very different people have successfully left search in order to find work that reflects their motivations more accurately.

BIO

Carolyn studied at King’s College London and UCL. A trained teacher, her first career was at the British Museum, where she was responsible for teaching young audiences using digital resources.

She began her executive search career in 2013, firstly as a researcher in the infrastructure and energy finance sector, before moving to Trinity Scott as a freelance researcher and careers advisor to executive search researchers in 2017.

In 2019 she completed the Core Skills in Career Coaching training, run by Career Counselling Services (accredited by the Association for Counselling). After this she set up her own business, Career Path Counselling. She continues to fit freelance research around her counselling practice, currently she is working for a search-to-search firm finding potential Partners across North America & Europe.

She has just completed the CCS ‘Balance’ program, which aims to help people gain better clarity, training and working relationships within their current organisations.

She loves hearing about what people do, and is passionate about helping every person that she speaks to reach their fullest career potential.

Here are Carolyn’s top ‘Realised Strengths’ as of May 2021:

16th Jun 2021 16/06/2021

Webinar with Bryn Jones

Wednesday 16th June 2021 @ 12pm-1pm BST

Registration & Tickets

Webinar with Bryn Jones – “Being Mindful”
This online session will provide a spoken presentation and experiential
introduction to the practice and applications of mindfulness in daily life.
I will outline what mindful people do differently and introduce a simple
and practical method for building self awareness and becoming more
present in our lives.
My presentation will discuss;
• What mindfulness is and what it’s not
• How mindfulness can be practically and effectively applied in personal
and professional contexts to support clarity
• How to use mindful technique to meet and be with uncertainty and to
manage the attendant feelings of stress and anxiety
• The role of mindfulness in building rapport and relationship with others;
utilising total listening and reflective capacity in team work and decision
making
• Guided mindfulness practice
• Q&A
Timings
Spoken presentation : 30 minutes
Guided meditation : 15 minutes
Q&A : 15 minutes


Bryn Jones MA
Bryn works as a psychotherapist, clinical supervisor and lecturer. He is co author
of the book Dramatherapy; Reflections and Praxis in which he
discusses the role of silence in therapy and everyday life.
He has been practicing and teaching meditation and mindfulness for over
twenty years. He delivers mindfulness programmes in public, educational
and corporate settings as well as blending mindfulness elements in to his
psychotherapeutic practice.
Bryn first encountered meditation on a retreat in Sri Lanka and following
several years of personal practice, he lived for seven years in Malaysia
teaching and practicing as a Buddhist monk.
Today he draws on a broad range of meditational and mindful approaches
to support individuals in living well, feeling well and building fruitful
relationships with others which are characterised by clarity, personal
responsibility and creativity.

 

11th May 2021 11/05/2021

ERA Virtual Conference 2021

Registration and Tickets 

ERA Virtual Conference Tuesday 11 th May 2021
AGENDA

10.30-11.00 Open check in
Sponsor floor
Networking floor

11.00-11.10 Mark Senior Co-Chair @ ERA
“Welcome”

11.15-11.45 Johnny Campbell CEO @ Social Talent
“Industry trends what are we seeing”

11.50-12.10 Christian Henning Founder & MD @ Execute Consulting Ltd
“Building a Talent Intelligence Muscle”

12.15-12.35 John Rose Founder @ Resourceful John
“Talent Mapping – Back to Basics – Humans | Data | Technology!”

12.40-13.00 Jack Kennedy UK Economist @ Indeed
“Indeed UK Labour Market Update”

13.00-14.00 Lunch & floors open
“Chris Fleming Virtual Magic”

Complete the conference survey with a chance to win £100 Amazon Voucher

14.00-14.45 Vanessa Raath Founder @ The Talent Hunter
&
Balazs Paroczay Founder @ The Balazs.com
“How to Improve your Diversity Talent Sourcing Strategy”

14.50-15.10 Gold Sponsor presentation Cluen
“Information Security, The Importance of Protecting Your Business in this New Normal”

15.15-15.35 Gold Sponsor presentation Invenias Bullhorn

“Executive Search Trends 2021” The Markings of a new era

15.40-16.00 Rebecca Foden Head of Resourcing Government Services @ Capita
“pipeline building – using external resources”

16.05-16.30 Mark Senior Co-Chair@ ERA
“Roundup of the day”

 

 

 

14th Apr 2021 14/04/2021

Webinar with Guillaume ALEXANDRE

Webinar with Guillaume ALEXANDRE – Senior Talent Sourcer | Talent Acquisition Specialist Gates Solutions

Wednesday 14th April 2021 @ 12pm – 1pm BST

BOOK TICKETS 

“Page 1 or die: a story about evil algorithm and bubbles.”

Synopsis

In this presentation, we will talk about the LinkedIn algorithm and what brings a profile to pop in page 1 of the LinkedIn search results. Understanding these mechanisms will help you not only shape your profile to boost it in search results but understand the forces at play that show you results, be this on free LinkedIn, x ray via google, different search engines and professional tools like LinkedIn recruiters.

And because people love tools, I will introduce you to a website I co-created freesourcingtools.com, full of free resources to fasten your sourcing and get out of your bubble.

Bio:

French living in Geneva Switzerland, Guillaume is one of the pioneers of sourcing in Europe. Twice second at the Sourcecon Grandmaster, 9 times Sourcing Summit speaker, first French speaker to give a keynote at Sourcecon US, he is the owner of Gates Solutions where he partners with internal recruiters and sources on behalf of large companies on their hardest possible roles. Guillaume also set up internal sourcing and trains sourcers through The People Attraction Theory, the sourcing training platform he created. Finally, he is the co-creator of freesourcingtools.com a website full of free resources for sourcers.

 

23rd Mar 2021 23/03/2021

ERA AGM

ERA AGM Tuesday 23rd March 2021 @ 4pm BST – online

Members only

Members are invited to attend via go to meeting/webinar using the link below

REGISTER 

10th Feb 2021 10/02/2021

Webinar with Charlotte Moffatt

Wednesday 10th February 2021 @ 12pm-1pm GMT

ERA member ticket FREE

Non member £50

ERA Webinar with Charlotte Moffatt

REGISTER OR BOOK TICKETS HERE

“Telephone research – techniques and tips”

In this webinar Charlotte will take us through:

• The Insight & Talent Analytics function, and the role of Primary Research

• What is telephone research / primary insight?

• The difference between desk and telephone insight and how they complement each other

• What type of insight can be obtained?

• Why clients find this useful

Identification and Approach

• Who to approach and why?

• How to identify relevant people

• How to approach

• How many people to approach

The Call

• Preparing for the call

• Introduction

• Questions and how to approach based on levels of sensitivity

• Closing the call

Recording and Reporting

• Confidentiality

• How to effectively keep a record of insight

• How to report insight to client

There will be time for Q&A

Bio

Charlotte is Primary Research Lead within Armstrong Craven’s Insight & Talent Analytics Team. An expert in telephone interviewing and research, she has delivered global insight projects across all practice areas since joining Armstrong Craven in 2011.

With a particular interest in diversity, she has contributed two articles on this topic for our AC Review and has led multiple diversity-focused projects. Charlotte has a BSc (Hons) in Modern Languages and Marketing Studies and is fluent in French and Spanish

09th Dec 2020 09/12/2020

Webinar with Balazs Paroczay

Wednesday 9th December 2020 @ 12pm-1pm GMT

ERA member ticket FREE

Non member £50

ERA Webinar with Balazs Paroczay – Global Sourcing Strategist

“2020 review from a sourcer’s perspective”

BOOK TICKETS HERE

2020 has been a c r a z y year… you can easily say that but equally, you can also see 2020 as a year of necessary transition.  A transition of many things that over the last few years we have all been preparing for: digital transformation, large-scale home office solutions, technology savvy business models, fragmented learning and many more…

It’s important to see the positive aspect of every great challenge and Balazs is giving his narrative about 2020 from a sourcing evolution perspective, There ARE wonderful things happening in every difficult situation and sourcing has become much more mature in 2020.  Join the year-closing discussion with us!

45 minute presentation followed by Q&A

Bio: Balazs Paroczay is a globally recognized Sourcing Leader, Keynote Speaker and Talent Acquisition Strategist. Over the last fifteen years, Balazs has been engaged with various global organizations helping them set up best-in-class sourcing functions and organization-wide sourcing capabilities. Balazs uses his experience helping Talent Acquisition teams improve their core sourcing and recruiting abilities to identify, attract and engage with critical talent. He excels at social networking and plays a significant role within the global sourcing communities as a sourcing thought leader, blogger and conference speaker (e.g. SourceCon, truLondon, European Sourcing Summit, UNLEASH, HRFEST etc.)

11th Nov 2020 11/11/2020

Webinar with Mark Williams aka "Mr LinkedIn"

Wednesday 11th November 2020 @ 12pm – 1pm GMT

ERA Members Free

£50 Non Members

BOOK YOUR TICKET HERE

“LinkedIn is constantly changing and it can be difficult to keep up, in addition, some changes ‘beneath the bonnet’ are more important to us than the more obvious cosmetic changes.”

In this session, Mark will guide us through the most important changes made in recent times, spe-cifically focussing on;

• How to understand and take advantage of the new ‘dwell time’ algorithm for posts. This will involve a demonstration on how to rebuild a post with dwell time in mind.

• The increasing importance of ‘relevancy’ on LinkedIn and how to influence the algorithm to place your content in the feeds of those you wish to target and improve your chances of being found and achieving better search results.

Mark Williams (commonly known as ‘Mr LinkedIn) is widely regarded as one of the world’s top LinkedIn experts.

Following a career spanning 20 years in the recruitment industry Mark set up ETN LinkedIn train-ing in 2008. Since then he has trained thousands of LinkedIn users from a diverse range of indus-tries and roles.

He is also an accomplished keynote speaker, author and award winning podcaster with his popular weekly show ‘LinkedInformed’.

Mark’s passion for his niche subject shines through as he enthusiastically demonstrates why LinkedIn is such a key business tool.

LinkedIn – http://linkedin.com/in/mrlinkedin

Twitter – @mr_linkedin

Email – mark@winbusinessin.com

23rd Sep 2020

Webinar with Invenias by Bullhorn

Wednesday 23rd September 2020 online @ 12pm-1pm BST

BOOK YOUR TICKET HERE 

Gold Sponsors Invenias by Bullhorn Webinar

“Your CRM – a KPI Tracking Tool or a Source of Talent Intelligence?”

Presenter Sean Wilkes will reveal how Invenias by Bullhorn sees their customers using their CRM for research and intelligence to impact their search, workforce planning, and business strategies.
Join us for more insight and thoughts around this topic.

09th Sep 2020 09/09/2020

Webinar with Jim Stroud

Wednesday 9th September 2020 online @3pm-4pm BST

Free for ERA Members

£50 for Non Members

REGISTER/TICKETS 

 “How to Source Diverse Candidates”

 Jim Stroud – Digital Content Producer @Jimstroud.com

 How much does diversity factor into your sourcing strategies?

Do you find it a challenge to find talent from various demographic backgrounds?

If you think you have exhausted all creative avenues to finding talented women, minorities and disabled professionals of all persuasions then, I challenge you to view this presentation.

Sourcing expert Jim Stroud will share tactics, strategies and resources for finding hidden diversity talent hiding in plain sight.

If you come with curiosity in hand, no doubt you will leave with information overload and an actionable to-do list that you can immediately put to use.

Over the past decade, Jim Stroud has built an expertise in sourcing and recruiting strategy, public speaking, lead generation, video production, podcasting, online research, online community management and training. He has consulted for such companies as Microsoft, Google, MCI, Siemens, Bernard Hodes Group (acquired by Findly) and a host of start-up companies. During his tenure with Randstad Sourceright, he alleviated the sourcing and recruiting headaches of Randstad clients worldwide as its Global Head of Sourcing and Recruiting Strategy. Recently, he served ClickIQ as its VP, Product Evangelist before it was acquired by Indeed.com.

 

Jim Stroud has created and sold five online properties, managed an award-winning blog, published a weekly newsletter for jobseekers, a recruiter training magazine and co-hosted a popular technology podcast. Jim Stroud has also produced multiple web series devoted to such topics as: job search, recruiting, technology and language learning. Jim Stroud has been quoted by such publications as Globe and Mail, US News and World Report, Wall Street Journal and The Atlanta Journal and Constitution. Monster.com, Entrepreneur Magazine, Black Enterprise and The HR Examiner have all cited Jim Stroud for his digital influence. Jim Stroud also served as the emcee of SourceCon, the premier global conference on sourcing for three consecutive years. He has also presented as a keynote speaker at Sourcing Summit Europe, Sourcing Summit Asia, the Australasian Talent Conference, Recruiters Hub NZ and TRU London.

 

Jim Stroud is the author of 5 HR related books, producer of the YouTube series – “The Jim Stroud Show” and “The Jim Stroud Podcast.” More details highlighting his career and his work history can be found on his blog – JimStroud.com.

 

When not online, Jim Stroud suffers from withdrawal symptoms that can only be soothed by chocolate chip cookies and family time.

21st Jul 2020 21/07/2020

ERA Webinar with Iker Jusue

Tuesday 21st July 2020 12pm-1pm BST

“Proactive approaches in Talent Acquisition”

Free for ERA Members

£50 for Non Members

Summary:

Proactivity is a key strategy to ensure results in Talent Acquisition. How you can be more productive when building a Talent Pipeline? What are the techniques and tools that you can leverage your chances for success? During this presentation, we will be review a few solutions that can be actioned straight away.

 Bio:

Iker Jusue is the sole owner of the boutique consultancy Royan Recruitment. He has more than 7 years of experience in the field, leading teams and bringing sourcing solutions to different stakeholders in an international environment (mainly across EMEA & NAM). He has worked in RPO, in-house, and agency roles, across different industries but more recently focused on filling Tech vacancies.

Some of his consulting projects and training clients include start-ups and larger companies as QuantumBlack (McKinsey), ThoughtWorks, Oracle, Inditex, or BIC. In 2019, he obtained the title of SourceCon Grandmaster, becoming the first non-native English speaker since this global sourcing contest was created in 2007. He also has won the first Sourcing Summit Europe Hackathon (October 2017), and the AirSource Sourcing Competition (May 2017).

Register/book tickets

01st Jul 2020 01/06/2020

ERA Webinar with Vanessa Raath

Wednesday 1st July 2020 12pm-1pm BST

Searching outside of LinkedIn

Free for ERA Members

£50 for Non Members

 Here is some information about my upcoming webinar:

Too many Researchers begin and end their searches in LinkedIn! This is a great time waster and puts you on the ‘back foot’ from the start of any research project.

 I want to show you how you can save time, and money, by using LinkedIn as PART of your research project but not as the only social media platform that you gather information from. We will be looking at how we should be starting our searches on Google or Bing, as this will yield so many more results. We can then filter these results by adding more search parameters to our Boolean search string. Once we have identified the best talent, we also do not want to stop there by sending the candidate an in mail – and hoping they see it and respond to us.

 To complete the research process, we need to leave LinkedIn again to find the email address and/or mobile number of these candidates. It is a proven fact that people are twice as likely to respond to an email and reply in up to 85% less time, compared to an in mail!

 Let me teach you to be a better Researcher by identifying the best talent, more effectively and efficiently than your competitors.

Bio

Vanessa Raath is a dynamic, international Keynote Speaker & Trainer who promises to keep you perched on the edge of your seat. Her specialty lies in presenting about Sourcing and Diversity in Recruitment – both topics that she is passionate about. Vanessa runs her own business where she trains internal and agency Recruiters, globally, to source Top Talent more efficiently and effectively than their competitors. She loves sharing the knowledge that she has built up over several years in the Recruitment Industry. She has been described as a ‘Guru’ in the Sourcing space and is definitely the ‘go to’ person for Sourcing in Africa.

Register and book tickets here

24th Jun 2020 24/06/2020

ERA Roundtable event - The effects of COVID 19 on Executive Search

Wednesday 24th June 12pm-1pm BST

ERA Roundtable event – The effects of COVID-19 on Executive Research

The event is for Members and Non Members

Following the successful roundtable event for Members back in May looking at the impact of COVID-19 on the executive research and talent acquisition arena, we are now opening this up to non-members.

As we enter week 12 of lockdown, COVID-19 has swiftly made its impact on our health, the way we live, interact and how we work. After several weeks of lockdown and remote working, businesses are now grappling with how to move forward with the easing of lockdown, identifying and implementing new ways of working. As we evolve to adapt to the new “normal”, how is COVID-19 impacting the Executive Research and Talent Acquisition market? It may have caused significant challenge for the sector, but has it also created new opportunities and new ways of working? As an industry how can we adapt and support businesses, as well as each other moving forward?

This interactive roundtable event will give you the opportunity to engage with other Executive Research and Talent Acquisition members to understand how the Coronavirus has impacted others in the sector, as well as hear how talent companies and independents are adapting to the new world. We are keen to bring together those from different environments from corporate inhouse talent acquisition teams, through to executive search houses and independents to help shape a true picture of the landscape we now operate in.

The session, led by the ERA Committee, will pose the following topic headings and will give members the opportunity to share, discuss and listen to how the sector is evolving to this new environment. This sense check will also help to assist the ERA in understanding the challenges and opportunities the wider sector is facing and to help shape new training and support mechanisms moving forward.

To help people prepare for the session the topic headings will include:

  • What have been the main impacts of COVID-19 to your business?
  • How have you had to adapt to assist in engaging and identifying talent?
  • What have been the challenges and what will be the challenges for your business in the future, (i.e. business travel, employees working remotely, freeze on recruitment, developing new ways of working and areas of focus)
  • How have you adapted your technology? I.e. for interviews, meetings and engaging with candidates and clients? What have been the main technology challenges? What’s been working well for you?
  • What training and support needs have you identified over the last few weeks that could be supported by the ERA?

We would love for those that join to actively participate in the discussion. If you would like to send through in advance any questions or topics for participation then please email sarah@theera.org who can incorporate them into the schedule, otherwise we will look forward to you joining the conversation on the 24th June.

REGISTER HERE

17th Jun 2020

Online ROTY 2020 award presentation

The award for Researcher of the Year ROTY 2020 will be presented and announced at an online award presentation on Wednesday 17th June 2020 at 2pm – 2.30pm BST

All welcome free to register for this online event, register below and invite links will be sent shortly before the event.

REGISTER TO ATTEND ONLINE
The Award will be presented by Anthony Harling from Not Actively Looking kind sponsors of the ROTY 2020 award.

Kindly sponsored by

Our thanks to Judges

Anthony Harling – Not Actively Looking

Simon Stephenson – SRA Associates

02nd Jun 2020

ERA Webinar with Balazs Paroczay

Tuesday 2nd June 2020 – 1pm-2pm BST

ERA Webinar with Balazs Paroczay – Global Sourcing Strategist

“Your inner sourcing animal – and six other core research methods”

While the sourcing and recruiting industry is loudly screaming hosanna to every bit of new technology – there is too little being said about the science and art of research. It’s certainly great to have access to all these great tools, however, it is still humans that need to craft, initiate and control a search.

The most intelligent piece of technology is still our brain so let’s spend some time to hardwire our very own applications.

In this session Balazs shares those Seven Search Methods that he’s learnt from and sharpened together with various Sourcing Masters over the last 15 years.

He shares how he discovered his inner sourcing animal. He is a wolf. What is YOUR inner sourcing animal?

45 minute presentation followed by Q&A

Bio: Balazs Paroczay is a globally recognized Sourcing Leader, Keynote Speaker and Talent Acquisition Strategist. Over the last fifteen years, Balazs has been engaged with various global organizations helping them set up best-in-class sourcing functions and organization-wide sourcing capabilities. Balazs uses his experience helping Talent Acquisition teams improve their core sourcing and recruiting abilities to identify, attract and engage with critical talent. He excels at social networking and plays a significant role within the global sourcing communities as a sourcing thought leader, blogger and conference speaker (e.g. SourceCon, truLondon, European Sourcing Summit, UNLEASH, HRFEST etc.)

REGISTER/BOOK TICKETS

21st May 2020

ERA Members Lunchtime Roundtable Event

Lunch Time Roundtable Event – The Impact of COVID-19 on Executive Research

FREE for ERA Members

Thursday 21st May 2020 @ 12pm-1pm BST

COVID-19 has swiftly made its impact on our health, the way we live, interact and how we work. After several weeks of lockdown and remote working, how has it impacted you, our ERA Members? It may have caused significant challenge for the sector, but has it also created new opportunities and new ways of working? As an industry how can we adapt and support businesses, as well as each other moving forward?

This interactive roundtable event will give you the opportunity to engage with other Executive Research and Talent Acquisition members to understand how the Coronavirus has impacted others in the sector, as well as hear how talent companies and independents are adapting to the new world.

The session, led by the ERA Committee, will pose the following topic headings and will give members the opportunity to share, discuss and listen to how the sector is evolving to this new environment. This sense check will also help to assist the ERA in understanding the challenges and opportunities our members are facing and to help shape new training and support mechanisms for our members.

To help people prepare for the session the topic headings will include:

  • What have been the main impacts of COVID-19 to your business?
  • What have been the main challenges you have faced and how are you overcoming these issues? (I.e. identifying and engaging with candidates, client management, business development, remote working, technology, managing teams, engaging with colleagues, juggling work and childcare etc.)
  • What have been the main opportunities? What innovative methods have members been adapting to assist in engaging and identifying talent?
  • How have you adapted your technology? I.e. for interviews, meetings and engaging with candidates and clients? What have been the main technology challenges? What’s been working well for you?
  • What training and support needs have you identified over the last few weeks that could be supported by the ERA?

We would love for those that join to actively participate in the discussion. If you would like to send through in advance any questions or topics for participation then please email sarah@theera.org who can incorporate them into the schedule, otherwise we will look forward to you joining the conversation on the 21st.

ERA Members only
Register to attend event

 

 

28th Apr 2020

ERA Conference & ROTY 2020 - postponed

Due to the current situation with  COVID 19 we are postponing the conference in April.  New date to be confirmed.
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 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

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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

A.I

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

28th Apr 2020

ERA Webinar with Todd Davis - Executive Sourcer

Tuesday 28th April 2020 3pm-4pm BST

ERA Webinar with Todd Davis – Executive Sourcer

“A Practical Guide to Building Executive Research with Free Tools and Effective Techniques” 

Summary

In this session we will look at identifying the leadership in a global organisation, what groups they align to, position levels, building and presenting the information. We are not all blessed with tools and resources for building our research. How do we execute a successful and meaningful search using open and free tools, techniques (OSINT) and resources? Let me show you.

45 minute presentation followed by Q&A

Bio

I took my first sourcing certification test in the late ’90s. At that time, I attended what was called a “computer school” and took a timed sourcing test on a computer with a dial-up connection to the internet.

I was the first external “Internet Recruiter,” as they were called at the time, hired by Microsoft in 2000. I have had the opportunity to work for Google, Amazon, Apple, Yahoo!, Starbucks, ADP, a few start-ups, and other great companies as a full-time employee and contractor during my career.

I have trained sourcing professionals and recruiters at various companies, and I am known as a sourcing expert, but I have also operated as a full-cycle recruiter. I have spoken at numerous conferences, including the HIREconf, Talent42, and I have been one of the highest-rated presenters at SourceCon. I was an invited speaker at the SourceCon All-Stars conference in March of 2016 in Orlando, FL. I have also led webinars on behalf of the ERE, CareerArc, Zapinfo, Hiretual, and others.

Additionally, I was a board member of the S7+ (Sourcing Seven) organization in Seattle, WA, for several years. I currently lead the Sun City Sourcing Society in the greater Phoenix, AZ area.

Most recently, I have held the role of Senior Sourcer, Talent Attraction, and Leadership at Indeed, and I have recently joined Salesforce as an Executive Sourcer.

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25th Mar 2020

ERA AGM Wednesday 25th March 2020 - online

Members only – AGM 3pm -4pm

The AGM will be held online

Members are invited to attend via go to meeting/webinar

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11th Mar 2020

Regional Workshop - Leeds - postponed new dates TBC

Researcher Skills Workshop

Wednesday 11th March 2020 – 1.30pm-5.00pm GMT
HAYS Executive
Floor 5, 1 Broad Gate, The Headrow, Leeds. West Yorks LS1 8EQ

ERA Member ticket £75
Non Member/Guest £150
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

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03rd Mar 2020

ERA Webinar

ERA Webinar with Gordon Lokenberg

Tuesday 3rd March 2020 –  1PM – 2PM GMT – online webinar

FREE for members

£50 for non member

In this webinar, Gordon Lokenberg, will address:

Are the Fundamentals of Sourcing being taken over by OSINT (open source intelligence tools?)

This session will give an overview of the fundamental sourcing techniques and how OSINT tools get better and are taking over. Or are they?

This session is led by Gordon Lokenberg, The Lokenbergs.com

Gordon Lokenberg is a Recruiter at global level since 1999, specialised in Sourcing and OSINT also he is a private investigator conducting Pre Employment Screenings.

linkedin.com/in/gordonlokenberg

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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.

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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

ERA CERTIFICATE IN EXECUTIVE RESEARCH in partnership with the AESC

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

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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!

12pm-1pm
Safely using plug INS for LinkedIn – this session will cover methods to help you find contact details for relevant profiles

1pm-1.45pm
Lunch

1.45pm–2.45pm
Sourcing & finding candidates via events, conferences, and attendee lists and looking at sites like meet up

2.45pm–3.45pm
Working on 2 a real time search assignments across the UK and Internationally

3.45pm–4pm
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.

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18th Nov 2019 21/11/2019

ERA & AESC Certificate in Executive Research online 4 day course

ERA CERTIFICATE IN EXECUTIVE RESEARCH in partnership with the AESC

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

 

NOV 18-21 – 3pm BST

 

For details, bookings and further information

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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

 

REGISTER AND BOOK TICKETS

16th Sep 2019 19/09/2019

ERA & AESC Certificate in Executive Research online 4 day course

ERA CERTIFICATE IN EXECUTIVE RESEARCH in partnership with the AESC

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

ERA CERTIFICATE IN EXECUTIVE RESEARCH in partnership with the AESC

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

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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