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Data Analytics in Talent Acquisition Breakfast Seminar

Rullion were pleased to welcome senior HR and resourcing professionals to our breakfast seminar last week. Held at the Mere in Knutsford, the event featured insight presentations from three keynote speakers, a Q&A session and breakfast, of course.

A sunny Thursday morning at the beautiful Mere Hotel, Spa and Golf Resort was the perfect backdrop for Rullion’s breakfast seminar last week. A fantastic turnout of senior HR and recruitment professionals were welcomed to the venue, for our event on Data Analytics in Talent Acquisition (#HRDataAnalytics).

Coffees and registration were followed by a morning of insightful presentations from Rullion’s three guest speakers; Sofology’s Alyson Fadil, Howard Sloane from Peel Ports and EMC’s Mike Bishop.

Kicked off by People Director, Alyson, the seminar began with an overview of Sofology’s journey and culture, as Alyson described her organisation’s humanistic HR approach.  Speaking about the use of DISC analysis for employees, and the NPS scoring system for both candidates and customers, Alyson explained how data collation tools aid informed HR decision making, improve candidate experience and employee retention.

Next to take the floor was Howard Sloane who joined Peel Ports as Group HR Director in 2011. Howard’s focus during his presentation was around talent sourcing, and more specifically, he talked in depth about areas such as the building of a talent pipeline and the company’s ATS (Applicant Tracking System) which he explained holds tens of thousands of CVs. Further insight was provided by Howard on ROI and on both the importance of measuring success and on exactly how that success can be quantified.

Mike Bishop, EMC Computer System’s Talent Acquisition Lead for UK & Western Europe, led the final presentation of the day. Mike held the audience with a strong yet simple message; data is a critical tool for any business to be able to predict its future direction. Mike continued to explain that ‘more calls, don’t mean more placements’ and recruiters should focus upon targeted searches, identified through using readily available, and often free, data which can be collated from many online mediums, and in particular social media.

After the presentations, Rullion’s Managing Director, Alistair Haigh hosted a question and answer session, where the key note speakers responded to an array of questions from around the room.

As the event drew to a close, complimentary breakfast rolls were served and attendees gathered for networking. Rullion is pleased to have continued to receive a large amount of positive feedback since the event, on what was a successful, insightful and valuable event for all involved.

Special thanks go to our speakers Alyson, Howard and Mike and also to the staff at the Mere.