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.

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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.)

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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
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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

 

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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

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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