ERA Conference & ROTY 2019

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

The Conference took place on 30th April 2019 at Sadler’s Wells Theatre London – Highlights and speakers

#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


Researcher Skills & Techniques” WORKSHOP

Wednesday 13th February 2019

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

Member £75

Non Member £150

In this session you will discover:

  • How to engage with your candidates
  • How to qualify your candidates
  • Sourcing, recommendations and referrals
  • Candidate experience & trouble shooting

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.



MARCH 2019

Wednesday 13th March 2019 – 1.30pm – 4.30pm GMT

“Researcher skills & techniques” WORKSHOP

ERA Member ticket £75

Non Member/Guest £150

Project Management

As researchers we are juggling a lot of campaigns, projects, candidates and clients at once. Project and time management is critical to the success of our assignments and ensuring that we meet the needs and demands of our clients and candidates. How can you stay in control of your growing workload and how can you ensure you are meeting your objectives?

It can often be challenging to keep on top of our campaigns and managing client expectations. This interactive session is geared for both novice and experienced researchers to help give you the tools to manage multiple projects successfully, as well as ensuring your candidates and clients are informed throughout the process. We will look to cover:

  • How to manage multiple projects
  • Time management and how we can ensure we are meeting performance objectives
  • Scheduling
  • Managing client and candidate expectations, including feedback.

In addition, we will look to understand what happens once an assignment is completed. What do we do with our knowledge and new contacts? How can we build on these networks for the future?

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.


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