RecFest 2021

RecFest 2021

10 Episodes

The latest RecFest saw the sun begin to set on recent times during the pandemic. As recruiting makes a steady increase across the world of work, we learned from TA Professionals and Organisations how they're setting up for the future as they shared their learnings to a 1000 RecFesters in July.

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RecFest 2021
  • Let’s get excited!

    Episode 1

    Hold on tight as we take you on the ride of your life. Join ‘Google’ Dave Hazlehurst as he presses the big red button that will enable you to launch a talent experience that will be talked of for years to come.
    We intend for you to be bumped as you dodge through talent attraction. You’ll want to...

  • Inclusive Leadership

    Episode 1

    Abi Adamson (Founder of The Diversity Partnership) has been influential in driving the narrative of DEI in the workplace and she was joined by Stasia Seliverstova (People Director @ The Diversity Partnership) on the Scenic Stage at RecFest. 

    This dynamic duo captivated the audience with their ...

  • Bad Ideas (And Why We Do Them Anyway) - On The Hybrid Hype

    Episode 2

    Hung Lee took to the RecFest Scenic Stage to deliver his talk Bad Ideas (And Why We Do Them Anyway) - On The Hybrid Hype. 

    It is very difficult to think of anyone that has been more influential in the changing of mindsets in our industry over the last 2 years than Hung Lee.


Much like his we...

  • The Opportunity Gap

    Episode 3

    Nearly every consultancy you speak with will tell you there’s a skills gap coming – some go as far as a “skills apocalypse”. Most of us are already finding it harder to recruit the skills we need for our organisations, and many of us accept we need to grow our own talent in-house. However, the ch...

  • The Never Ending (Social) Story: Perseverance, Pitfalls and Proof Points

    Episode 4

    Hannah King (Global Employer Brand Lead) shares the exciting story of GSK's 6-year journey on social media whilst working in a conservative, risk-averse environment.

    In a very honest fashion, Hannah shares the mistakes they made and what went well and what didn’t along the way. This includes e...

  • Fixing Inequality Fast with RecTech Built to Last

    Episode 5

    Explore how pioneering recruiter Spencer Ogden has used the power of innovative HR tech AssessFirst to improve the diversity of their team and find the future Spencer Ogden superstars! #lifeatSO

  • Like Referrals. But better. A Case Study with Ocado…

    Episode 6

    Join Steve Rodgers (International Recruitment Manager @ Ocado Technology) and Barney Mellors (Head of Customer Success @ Real Links) as they detail how the Real Link's platform revolutionised the concept of what referrals are in Ocado, and, what they can achieve by driving real behavioural change...

  • How Gen-Z are you? Why the Rules of Attraction have Changed

    Episode 7

    Debut carried out some research on 2000 students to find out what is really driving graduate-level job seekers to apply for jobs?

    Join Zoe Jeanes (Sales Director @ Debut) as she explores how the rules for attraction have changed and where along the application process candidates want the most s...

  • Recruit 27% faster – in One Week

    Episode 8

    In just under 20 minutes, learn how companies like Greene King, The White Company and The NHS recruit 27% faster by investing in Financial Wellbeing & Earned Wage Access. Recruitment is hard right now – give yourself an unfair advantage that continues to pay dividends through long-term retention ...

  • Why Whistleblowing Matters

    Episode 9

    This presentation will begin by looking at the origins of whistleblowing laws. Who is a whistleblower and why should they be protected? The international legal landscape will be surveyed. The scope of protection for whistleblowers in recruitment will be examined. Finally, guidance will be provide...