ERF Annual Conference
This year’s ERF Annual Conference marks the 50th Anniversary of the National Recruitment Federation (ERF). The ERF was born out of a desire to promote excellence within the recruitment profession, to strengthen the voice of our Members and to open doors for new opportunities. This year’s conference, “Beyond All Limits”, invites you to come along, reflect on the 50 years gone by, but more importantly to join us for a day that looks to the future, one which is beyond all limits.
On the day… We’ll revisit the last 50 years of the recruitment profession, where we’ve come from, the highs, the lows and all that goes with it. We’ll focus on the next 50 years, and what’s yet to come. We’ll also look at the key trends that will shape the future of the recruitment profession including the emergence of independent contractors and the gig economy, diversity, managed service providers (MSPs) and structuring a winning team.
We’ll explore how you can embrace & take advantage of the limitless opportunities that exist for your professional future and business.
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ANNUAL CONFERENCE AGENDA
|7:30 – 9:00||Registration & Breakfast|
|9:00 – 9:10||Opening|
Alison Comyn, Journalist/news anchor, Communications consultant/MC
MC and Conference Chair – 50th Anniversary Celebration
|9:10 – 9:30||Welcome|
Geraldine King, Chief Executive, National Recruitment Federation
& Donal O’Donoghue, ERF President
|9:30 – 10:10||The History of the Recruitment Profession|
John Nurthen, Executive Director of Global Research, Staffing Industry Analysts (SIA)
|10:10 – 11:00||The Evolution of the Recruitment Profession|
Keynote Speaker: Denis Pennel, Managing Director, World Employment Confederation (WEC)
Panel Discussion With: Denis Pennel, Anne Heraty, CEO, CPL, Richard Boyd, Account Executive for the Recruitment & Staffing Industry, Bullhorn, Bryan Hyland, Commercial Director, Morgan McKinley & Adam Hawkins Head of Search & Staffing Linkedin.
Panel Chaired By: Brian Crowley, COO, Broadlake.
|11:00 – 11:30||Tea/coffee, networking and exhibition|
|11:30 – 12:15||Building a Culture of Inclusion in Your Workplace|
Keynote Speaker: Adam Harris, Founder and CEO AsIAm
Panel Discussion With: Adam Harris, Sandra Quinn, Partner & Expert on Senior Appointments, Barden & Anne Marie Taylor, Programme Director, Balance for Better Business.
Panel Chaired By: Peter Cosgrove, Author, Future of work expert
|12.15 – 1pm||The Emergence of the Independent Contractor |
Keynote Speaker: Professor Andrew Burke, Dean of Trinity College.
Panel Discussion With: Professor Andrew Burke, Jimmy Sheehan, Commercial Director, Contracting PLUS, Brendan McGinty, Managing Partner, Stratis Consulting & Kate Shoesmith, Director of Sales & Marketing, REC UK.
Panel Chaired By: Frank Farrelly, COO, Sigmar Recruitment.
|13:00 – 14:00|| |
Lunch and Networking
|14:00 – 14:50||Keynote Speaker: Katie Piper, Best-selling International Author, Inspirational Speaker, TV Presenter & Charity Campaigner.|
In conversation with Alison Comyn
|14:50 – 15:15||Talent Benchmarks: |
Keynote Speaker: Ken Brotherston, Managing Director, TALiNT International
|15:15 – 15:40||Coffee and Networking|
|15:40 – 16:40||Keynote Speaker: Christy Dignam, Lead Singer, Aslan|
In conversation with Donal O’Donoghue, ERF President and MD of Sanderson Recruitment
|16:40 – 17:30||Surprise Event|
|17:30 – 18.30||Networking drinks reception (Sponsored by PIXID) and exhibition|
Date: Wednesday 19th February 2020
Location: Clayton Hotel, Burlington Road
Cost: Member: €125 / Non-Member: €250 / CIPD Member: €195
Main Sponsors – Linkedin and Bullhorn
Drinks Reception & President’s Dinner – Sponsored by PIXID
Media Partner – Irish Times