Data-driven resourcing: what is the future of recruitment?
Are you involved in planning your talent and resourcing strategies, and looking to improve the overall recruitment and talent strategy? Perhaps, you are interested in exploring current innovations and recruitment trends?
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Karen is a CRF Associate. She has worked extensively across all sectors on the issue of organisation effectiveness, particularly developing sustainable strategic capability. She has also published books on the global aspects of effectiveness – ‘Leading International Teams’ & ‘Globalisation: The internal dynamic’.
Karen has extensive experience working with high potential leaders globally and in the last nine years has conducted targeted research into the challenges of attracting and retaining the talent needed to lead organisations healthily in times of complexity and ambiguity. Recent clients include Tesco, G4S, UK & UAE Civil Service, AB Foods, a global humanitarian agency, Lloyds, John Lewis, Zentiva and Marketform.
Karen is an accredited Power & Systems facilitator and finds this approach to be transformational particularly for leaders in mature organisations, freeing their energy for change and creating healthy and human workplaces. She is an effective keynote speaker as she brings practical depth and breadth to her contributions.
Claire’s HR careers spans 20 years in publishing.
She has held a variety of roles, from HR generalist to L&D lead, moving into Organisational Development following the merger between Penguin and Random House in 2013. She is now Director of OD & Talent for Penguin Random House, leading the Resourcing and Learning & Development teams. Claire holds a Master’s degree in Organisational Psychology from Birkbeck, University of London.
Claire’s remit is to help Penguin Random House create an employee experience fit for a 21st century publisher. This includes attracting the very best talent to the company, hiring inclusively and offering new hires a warm welcome. Penguin Random House are committed to opening their doors to all, valuing potential over polish, using innovative hiring platforms, such as Applied, to help them achieve their goals.
David Cumberbatch joined RHR International in 2013 and is a partner with the London office. David brings to RHR a strong track record of more than 30 years of providing assessment and coaching as a trusted advisor to senior executives both in the UK and internationally.
Having worked in a business leadership capacity and as an HR director, David uses his commercial experience and psychological insight to develop individual leaders and leadership teams to effectively meet the varying challenges of leading at scale and through transformation.
David has achieved significant tangible impact on clients from small-scale, niche service providers to global multinationals across sectors including private equity, medical technology, fast-moving consumer goods, construction, insurance, banking, aviation, retail, postal services, tourism, and government. Owing to his flexibility and pragmatism David has been called on to deliver impactful solutions, from leading large-scale M&A projects to creating new indicators to identify future PE partners.
Prior to joining RHR International, David managed teams at leading consulting firms in the United Kingdom, working with global clients to solve commercial challenges in executive selection and development, senior team effectiveness, culture change, and organisational development.
David has a BSc in psychology and an MSc in organisational psychology from Bristol University. He became a Chartered Psychologist with the British Psychological Society in 1994.
Gillian has worked as a senior HR practitioner and OD specialist for several organisations including Swiss Re, Vodafone and BAA. Prior to her HR career, she was a management consultant with Deloitte Consulting and is also a qualified solicitor.
As CRF’s Research Director, Gillian has written various reports and papers on subjects including HR strategy, organisation design and development, leadership development, talent management, coaching and diversity.
Dan manages the executive search operation at Strategic Dimensions as well as recruiting at HR Director level in: Recognition & Reward; Talent; Resourcing; Organisational Effectiveness; Leadership Development, and Employee Communications roles. He has extensive experience recruiting into large, global multinationals as well as supporting small start-up organisations in developing their first HR function. His experience is multi sector and spans the UK and Europe.
Over the past twelve years his unwavering belief in providing the very highest levels of candidate and client care have enabled him to build a market leading network across the HR community. Dan is passionate about delivering a premier service and this has led to a near 100% success rate on major searches and securing repeat business.
In addition to his recruitment work he is always keen to provide advice and guidance to HR professionals and is equipped to provide valuable guidance to candidates on their career and development as well as sharing mutually beneficial connections.
Dan has been working in recruitment consultancy since 1997, joining Strategic Dimensions in 2006. He started his career post-graduation with Tesco, progressing into a number of general management roles before moving into recruitment in 1997.