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Breakfast Seminar: Using Data to Optimise your Talent Acquisition

Rullion Breakfast Seminar at the MereIn an increasingly data driven age it is vital that HR and resourcing functions learn how to harness the information that is available to them and use it to improve their talent acquisition. With data available from various sources, it can often be difficult and confusing to understand not only what information is most relevant but also how it can be used to make a tangible difference to attracting, selecting and retaining the best talent available in the market.

Rullion invites you to our breakfast seminar, focusing on using data, to optimise talent acquisition. With insights and experiences from Senior Resourcing and HR specialists, the seminar will equip you with ideas for your own talent acquisition and introduce you to a network of like-minded professionals.

Explore your own strategies as our expert speakers share their journeys, and hear how data analytics have allowed them to overcome challenges. Our panel will also be responding to your questions on acquiring the best talent for your needs.

Hosted within the Mere Suite, Rullion looks forward to welcoming you for breakfast from 8am on Thursday 17th March.

Keynote Speakers

Alyson Fadil , People Director, Sofology

Alyson FadilAlyson joined Sofology (formally Sofaworks/CSL) in July 2012 as HR Director. Her role is responsible for leading its 1000 employees - known as Sofologists - through a transformational change programme that turns sofa retailing on its head.

She started her HR career in 2005 as a Divisional Business Partner for Luminar Leisure, before moving onto Selfridges & Co as a dual site Senior HR Manager. Her earlier career as a General Manager served her well to transit into a pragmatic, commercial HR professional.

Alyson has a keen interest in assisting young school leavers into the world of work and thus is a volunteer for Inspiring the Future - an organisation that links schools and colleges with business ambassadors. She is an elite member of the North West Employee Engagement Group and a popular HR blogger.

Alyson is a Chartered Fellow of the CIPD with an MA in Strategic HR management. She is currently studying with the OCM for the Advanced Diploma in Professional Coach Mentoring.

Howard Sloane, Group HR Director Peel Ports

Howard SloaneHoward is a UK based Fellow of the CIPD. In addition he holds fellowships in a number of International HR bodies and has spent 20 years working in large multi- national organisations developing award winning and transformational HR work across a variety of industry sectors.

Practicing HR in logistics and supply chain has enabled Howard to gain experiences in many businesses across retail, petrochemicals, engineering and manufacturing. He has also spent time in civil defence contracting and renewable energy sectors which has taken his work across the globe.

An advocate of embedding HR into the forefront of business, Howard resides in the North West of England.

Mike Bishop, Talent Acquisition Lead UK and Western Europe, EMC

Mike BishopMike has been responsible for running high performing Talent Acquisition teams throughout EMEA for the last 10 years, designing and executing robust recruitment strategies to enhance candidate experience.

Currently Head of Talent Acquisition for "tech giant" EMC in the UK and Western Europe, Mike delivers via his team of regional talent acquisition specialists, operational staff, and brand support, 500+ perm hires per annum, covering all facets of a corporate business.

Prior to EMC, Mike worked for Japanese tech company Ricoh, and was responsible for all EMEA hiring and the transition of the recruiting strategy during a time of huge growth and acquisition. 


08:00-08:30: Registration, coffee and pastries

08:30-08:45: Welcome

08:45-09:10: Improving the candidate journey - The Sofology story -Presentation from Alyson Fadil

09:10-09:35: Resourcing from the outside in - Presentation from Howard Sloane

09:35-10:00: Leveraging Big Data in a Modern Day Enterprise Talent Acquisition Business - Presentation from Mike Bishop

10:00-10:30: Interactive panel discussion

10:30-11:00: Networking and refreshments

Please note that as part of the registration process you will be asked to complete an optional short questionnaire. The results and data gathered will be shared with our speakers and presented back to our audience (all individual responses will remain completely confidential).

Venue Details

The Mere
Chester Road
WA16 6LJ

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