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. 


Adam’s Session:

“Navigating the Future of Work: Insights and Strategies for Adapting and Thriving in an Uncertain Market”

The future of work is rapidly changing, and businesses need to adapt to stay competitive. With uncertainty growing in the market, companies need to be more agile and responsive to sudden shifts. In this time of rapid realignment, recruiting leaders have the opportunity to be change-makers.

However, the challenge many employers now face is creating new workplace policies that work for everyone. The rapid pace of technology and the need for upskilling and reskilling are making it more challenging to build and manage a workforce with the expertise and skills to make a business thrive. Those companies that don’t adapt or evolve may struggle to attract and retain talent in the future. To help companies prepare for this new reality, Adam Hawkins from LinkedIn will share key trends and opportunities on how organisations prepare for this digital transformation and build critical skills. He will discuss ideas on how to successfully facilitate internal mobility, understanding an organisation’s skills and skill gaps and why this is critical.