Thursday (07/10) - candidate experience and onboarding

How to prevent onboarding from going wrong

7th October 2021 - Candidate Experience & Onboarding
10:00am – 11:00am

Simon will be recounting some of the worst onboarding practices he has come across, whilst also offering a ray of sunshine by offering some practical advice on how to deliver a great onboarding experience.

This will include: 

  • What's realistic to ask of a new employee and what’s definitely not.
  • Why new employees expect more from their onboarding experience.
  • The negative impact a poor onboarding experience can have on your organisation.
Simon Connell

General Manager, Webonboarding

Lessons learnt from recruiting and onboarding through COVID. How we built a more flexible onboarding process.

7th October 2021 - Candidate Experience & Onboarding
11:00am – 12:00pm

Lucy will be recounting the challenges CIPHR faced with recruiting and onboarding during the lockdown and how this forced them to change their processes and the benefits they’ve now realised from going through this.

Lucy O’Callaghan

Talent Manager, CIPHR

Candidate Experience In the Spotlight (5 Steps to Safeguard Your Brand)

7th October 2021 - Candidate Experience & Onboarding
12:00pm – 1:00pm

For years, lack of feedback has been a leading complaint from candidates, with the pandemic unfortunately seeing a marked rise in the number of candidates complaining of ignored job applications or, worse, being ‘ghosted’ later in the process. It’s an unacceptable situation, doing untold damage to employer brands as well as candidate mental wellbeing. In this seminar, Stuart Jones, founder of InSource Talent and UK director of the Circle Back Initiative, looks at 5 practical steps you can take to protect the candidate experience – and safeguard your brand.

Stuart Jones

UK&I Country Manager, The Circle Back Initiative

Talent Management strategies for a virtual world

7th October 2021 - Candidate Experience & Onboarding
1:00pm – 2:00pm
  • Why hybrid working introduces risk to both talent mgmt and engagement.
  • Practical ways to ensure talent remain engaged in this environment.
  • The role of the line manager.
  • Increasing visibility and involvement of remote talent.
Lucinda Carney

CEO & Founder, Actus

Grand Designs: Building an awesome onboarding experience (on a budget) - Recruiter Roundtable Discussion

7th October 2021 - Candidate Experience & Onboarding
3:00pm – 4:00pm

Recruiter roundtable discussion with live Q&A from delegates.


Raphael Frascogna, Group Head of Talent Acquisition at Content+Cloud

Chris Norcupp-Stone, Head of HR at Phillips & Cohen Associates, Ltd

Lucy Wright, Head of People & Culture at BQI Insurance 

What's in it for you?

If you work in HR or in-house recruitment for an organisation of under 1000 staff, this event is designed for you.


Tap into the knowledge of our experts and hear talks from your peers about how they overcame the same issues you are facing. It's all about working together, sharing our knowledge and us all raising our game to recruit the talent we need to grow.