ERF Employment & Recruitment Conference 2021

“Work Life Reimagined”

National Recruitment Federation Employment & Recruitment Conference 2021

Key Sponsors: LinkedIn & Bullhorn

Media Partner: The Irish Times






Alison ComynJournalist, Broadcaster & Communications Consultant.

MC and Conference Chair

10.10- 10.30


Geraldine King, Chief Executive – National Recruitment Federation

Donal O’Donoghue, ERF President & Managing Director – Sanderson


Redefine the Impossible’

Keith BarryTV Hypnotist, Mentalist & Brain Hacker

11.15 -12.00

Apprenticeships & Higher Education’

Minister Niall Collins TD Minister of State, Dept. of Further & Higher Education, Research, Innovation & Science with responsibility for Skills & Further Education


Frank Farrelly,  COO – Sigmar Recruitment

Dr. Colette Darcy, Dean School of Business –  NCI 

Mary Connaughton,  Director – CIPD Ireland

Sinead Doherty,  Founder & Executive Chair – Fenero Tax Solutions

Panel discussion chaired by Alison Comyn

12- 12.45 

‘Recruiting Tech 2021: What to invest in, what to get rid of, what to save up for’  

Johnny Campbell,   CEO – Social Talent


Darren Connolly, Regional Sales Leader, Ireland, London & mid UK – Linkedin

Rachel Kirton, Senior Product Manager – Access Recruitment

Laura Hillier, Marketing Director EMEA – Bullhorn

12.45-1.30pm Lunch
1.30- 2.15

Remote Working – Disconnect or Reconnect

Envisaging the workplace after Covid’

Minister Damien English TD Minister of State for Business, Employment & Retail


Senator Mary Seery-Kearney, Senator – Seanad Eireann / Director – The HR Brief

Neil CarberryChief Executive – REC UK

Brendan McGinty, Policy Advisor to ERF / Managing Partner – Stratis Consulting

Panel discussion chaired by Alison Comyn

2.15 – 3.00

‘Getting to Unconscious Inclusion’ TM  

Stacey Gordon MBA, Chief Diversity Strategist – Rework Work


Bettina Schaller, President – WEC / SVP Head Group Public Affairs, Adecco

Jeanne McDonagh, CEO – Open Doors Initiative

Brian Crowley, Chief Operating Officer – Broadlake

Jimmy Sheehan, Managing Director – Contracting Plus

Panel discussion chaired by Siobhan O Shea, ERF Vice President / Director – CPL

3.00- 3.45

Keynote Speaker

Jamie Heaslip, former professional rugby player / investor in tech

In conversation with ERF President Donal O Donoghue


Welcome to the Workplace (R)evolution’ 

James Osborne,  Chairman – The Recruitment Network / TRNWorld


Date:               May 27th 2021

Time:              10am – 4pm

Venue:            Virtual Conference

Cost:               Single ticket: ERF Member €89 / Non Member €125

                        Group ticket: ERF Member €499 / Non Member €699

** Group tickets allow for unlimited attendees from the same company.

** NB All members on a group ticket must have an email address from that same company in order to attend.


May 27 2021


10:00 am - 4:00 pm
Online Webinar


Online Webinar