Adam Hawkins is Head of Search & Staffing at LinkedIn in EMEA & LATAM. With two decades of recruitment industry experience, he is a trusted advisor to leading recruitment and executive search firms across the globe. His team partners with recruiters to arm them with unique data, insights and talent trends from LinkedIn’s 800 million members globally, to help them find the best talent for their clients quickly. With recruiters playing an integral role in powering businesses and the economy, his team is proud to partner with them to help connect people to opportunity and build career confidence.

Prior to LinkedIn, Adam spent over 18 years at The Adecco Group in numerous senior leadership and executive board member roles. He worked and lived abroad for 10 of those years where he gained unique exposure to many of the global staffing markets and associated business models. 

Outside of work, Adam supports as an advisor to a number of industry-related ventures and is an active mentor to entrepreneurs from diverse and underrepresented backgrounds. In his spare time he is passionate about all things sports, coaching and adventures, especially if he gets to do this with his son. 


SESSION: Recruitment Reimagined: Navigating the New Talent Landscape with AI

As the recruitment landscape undergoes its most transformative shift yet, the need for recruiters to evolve alongside it is more critical than ever.

With emerging technologies like Generative AI, the resurgence of return-to-office mandates, and the ever-tightening competition for top talent, the recruitment playbook is being rewritten at pace. As employer priorities shift, recruiters need new skills, tools, and agility to attract and place the best talent.

In this session, Adam Hawkins, will navigate the latest insights from LinkedIn’s Future of Recruiting Report, unveiling a new recruitment playbook and delving into the role of modern recruiters transitioning to becoming strategic talent advisors.

Discover how AI is revolutionising how we recruit and opening avenues for recruiters to drive innovation in workforce planning. This session will take you through AI’s challenges and opportunities and provide practical strategies for harnessing its potential to transform how recruitment is done.