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SCC Recruitment Forum - How to Find the Best Executive Talent in the UK

Published on 5th February, 2016


Robert Kilpatrick presented at the Recruitment Forum 2016, hosted by the Swedish Chamber of Commerce for the UK, on 2nd February at the Pullman London St. Pancras Hotel. The event was a platform for business and HR leaders looking to gain insight into current recruitment strategies and to share experiences and expertise.

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Robert‘s theme was how to find the best executive and experienced talent in the UK. Drawing on his background  recruiting for Swedish/Nordic companies starting up and scaling up in the UK, he  described the challenges presented by the multiple recruitment methods available today and highlighted key recruitment trends which he saw as:

-           A candidate driven market

-           Mobile recruiting on the increase

-           A compelling offer essential

-           Recruiting rare talent when available

-           Increasing acceptance of online profiles

-           Looking for evidence of work

-           Rehires of high performing employees

-           Referrals continuing to dominate

-           Personalisation  on the increase

-           Start ups attractive to top talent

Robert emphasised the need for employers to stand out from the crowd with a clear EVP and a strong employer brand. 

Other speakers were Bernard Charles, Head of Human Resources at Handelsbanken and Sally Scott, Head of Emerging Talent at Skanska UK. 

The evening finished with discussion and networking with the invited audience of 100 people.


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