AUTUMN CONFERENCE – Tuesday 14th November 2017

1.15pm     Registration

1.45pm     Welcome & Speaker Presentation Helen Haddon – Director – ComplyGDPR

“The GDPR creates challenges for executive search researchers – learn what these are and hear about approaches to keep on the right side of the GDPR.”

Helen has over 25 years’ experience working at partner level in professional services

businesses. She has spent 20 years working in the executive search industry. She was

Global Head of Information Management and Support at Egon Zehnder International and a

partner at Odgers Berndtson where she was Operations Director.

In the past two years she has been engaged as an independent consultant by UK and

global executive search firms. Helen is a director of Creating Virtuous Circles Ltd which is

the owner of the ComplyGDPR trademark.

She has worked with the SynergyGroup for over 10 years on a variety of projects at

Odgers Berndtson and other executive search firm clients.

She has a solid track record in identifying process changes to support business strategy

and goals. She has strong project management skills and has designed and led a variety

of change management programmes including operational change and IT transformation

projects across business units and entire businesses globally.

Helen holds an MSc in Advanced Information Technology and a BA Hons in Humanities

(Linguistics, French and IT).

2.45pm     Break

3.00pm     ERA Gold Sponsor Presentation

3.30pm     Speaker Presentation – Matt Burney – Employer Insights Strategist EMEA –

“Transformational talent”

Matt is a well-known figure in the UK Recruitment industry, with a recruitment career spanning over 20 years. Matt has worked both sides of the table, as vendor and client and has a huge amount of industry knowledge and experience.

Matt has been privileged to have been involved in some of the industry’s leading events as a speaker, host and panel member and has been regularly featured in specialist, national and international media (CNN, BBC, The Times, The Telegraph and many more).

Having spent the past few years travelling the world, speaking at recruitment industry events and working with some of the world’s largest employers on recruiting strategy Matt has gained a huge amount of insight into the motivations, issues and opportunities the recruitment industry has right now.

4.15pm     ERA Gold Sponsor Presentation

4.45pm     Speaker Presentation – Katrina Collier – Chief Searchologist at The Searchologist

Do you look like a recruiter worth talking to?

When 156 million emails are sent each minute, 16 million text messages and all the other interruptions interactions that fight for my attention, why should I give you my time? Time is precious; you can bet I am going to look at you before I reply, what will I find?

Since 2009, Katrina Collier has been showing SMEs to global Corporates around the world how to source their staff on social media; transforming HR & Recruiters into Certified Searchologists. London UK based, Katrina is a social recruiting expert; a global trainer and keynote speaker, sharing proven techniques gained from over a decade of full cycle recruitment and social recruiting experience.

Katrina is one of The 100 Most Influential People in HR & Recruiting on Twitter and she is quoted in HRReview, SHRM, The Staffing Stream, and Cambridge University’s Strategies for Success. She is a regular HR & Recruitment keynote, including SourceCon, RecruitDC, SOSU Sourcing Summits in Australia, New Zealand, Europe & Asia, the Social Recruiting Strategies Conferences, and even to the Singapore Government.

When she’s not on a plane, you’ll find her tweeting @KatrinaMCollier and on Instagram, LinkedIn & Facebook amongst others.

5.30 pm    Networking event – Drinks reception

6.00pm     Canapés

7.00pm     Event ends



“Researcher Skills & Techniques” WORKSHOP

Wednesday 14th November 2018

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

Trainer: Stephen Buchanan – Research Europe

In this session you will discover:

  • How to source the right candidates
  • How to get past the gatekeeper
  • What works for you, other alternatives

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.



Wednesday 6th December 2017

1pm – 2pm

Free for ERA Members

Non Members £50

Webinar with Martin Lee Partner, Brain Gain Recruiting EMEA & APAC Lead Instructor, People Sourcing Programme

In this webinar Martin will run a general session on latest research and sourcing techniques.

He will look at traditional Boolean searching and best practices with any changes in Google you should be aware of. How to look within sites you aren’t necessarily a member and extract the data you need.

Also he will cover extensions and software that can be used in LinkedIn in light of the recent changes and hidden areas and techniques of searching around the larger social media sites. A round up of other effective extensions and software to help your research plus techniques to find contact information and verify it.

All slides and links will be provided afterwards.

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