Gareth John from First Intuition’s next Think Tank (FITT) employer forum is being held on the morning of 11th May, focusing on the number one issue for most organisations…resourcing!

I am sure we are all facing similar challenges in recruitment, onboarding, retention and talent development so I hope you will be able to join me and my expert guest speakers.

“Keeping your people and talent strategy relevant in a dynamic labour market“

11th May – 8.30am for an 8.45am start, finishing promptly at 10am

You can book your place here (and feel free to share this link with colleagues and contacts):

We will record the session so feel free to register even if you can’t attend live. I think this will be a really valuable session full of practical advice and tips.

My speakers will include:

–        Claire Angus, Head of Recruitment Gateway at Cambridge Network

Claire has been working on some research into fixing ‘broken recruitment’, looking at the dynamic nature of the labour market and how employers can successfully match with candidates

–        Caroline Bixby, HR Director at Scrutton Bland

Caroline has some innovative ideas on engaging with team members before and after they join your organisation, including the crucial pre-start period between job offer and first day of employment

–        Kelly Drewery, Business Psychologist and specialist in team coaching and development

Kelly will be looking at onboarding and absorbing young adults into what may be their first job, including setting workplace norms for Gen Z and identifying their motivations

–        Javed Bobat, finance recruiter with a focus on post-placement support

Javed operates a fairly unique recruiter model where he focuses a much on the candidate after they have been placed as he does before, especially in terms of team integration, mental health and wellbeing. Whether you use recruiters or not, I think we will all learn some useful lessons on how to successfully onboard new starters to maximise retention.

–        Sharon Spice, Chair of Rise and Access Accountancy, Global Director at the ICAEW

School leaver engagement is an increasing priority for employers seeking to make their talent pipelines more diverse and robust. Sharon will introduce us to two initiatives which will help organisations to build stronger links with their local schools and colleges. Rise is a sector-agnostic social mobility initiative looking to help raise career aspirations in young adults at schools in economic cold spots. Access Accountancy exists to ensure that everyone has an equal chance of accessing, and progressing within, the accountancy profession based on merit, not background.

–        Chloe Mattick, Communications Executive at First Intuition

My colleague Chloe will take us through the open-access, free-of-charge, online ‘pre-start resources’ that we put together during the 2020 lockdown to help employers get their new recruits up to speed before their first day of work. We think this library of resources is every bit as relevant and useful in 2022 as we see the ongoing impact of the pandemic on young adults’ levels of skills development.

I hope you will agree it’s a great line-up of topics for us to discuss.

Please spread the word to anyone involved in recruitment, retention and talent management (which is pretty much all of us!)

I look forward to seeing you on 11th May

Register here: