ARC Network Meeting – July

Date: Wednesday 10th July 2019

Time: 14:00 – 17:00

Location: CBI | Cannon Place | 78 Cannon Street | London | EC4N 6HN (Berners- Lee and Sharman rooms)

Our meetings allow you to network with colleagues, be kept informed on matters of the moment, voice your concerns about issues affecting recruitment businesses and find out more about how ARC suppliers can support your recruitment organisations.

Keynote speaker: Jonny Gifford, senior advisor for organisational behaviour at the CIPD. People and machines: from hype to reality – an objective view of the impacts of AI and automation in UK workplaces and on the recruitment/candidate selection process.

Speaker: Walter Lourens, Director at Sabre Management Services Ltd. Automation of labour management processes: factors to consider when choosing recruitment software.

In addition, there will be a legal and compliance update by our recruitment specialist partners Lawspeed.

How to book 

The meetings are free for ARC members and £50+VAT for non-members.  Non-members are very welcome to attend but are restricted to a maximum of two network meetings per calendar year.

Pre-registration is essential as places are limited. To book your place, please call us on 01273 777 997.

More information

People and machines – AI and automation are sweeping through the world of work and research shows that they are radically shaping work itself. In his presentation, Jonny Gifford, Senior Advisor for Organisational Behaviour at the CIPD asks why the people profession is often the least likely business function to be involved in decision-making and implementation for these new technologies. In addition, Jonny will explore how AI is being used in recruitment/candidate selection process.

Choosing recruitment software –  In his presentation Walter Lourens will provide an insight from somebody who has worked at all ends of the software spectrum. Specifically it will look at the growth of software in the recruitment industry, what is available and what factors you may want to consider before investing in such a vital partnership.

About Jonny  Gifford

Jonny Gifford @jonnygiff is Senior Advisor for Organisational Behaviour at the CIPD. He has extensive experience conducting applied research into employment and people management, including in previous roles at the Institute for Employment Studies and Roffey Park Institute. Current interests include job quality and ‘good work’ – he leads the CIPD’s UK Working Lives survey – and behavioural science insights into aspects of HR such as performance management. Jonny runs the CIPD Applied Research Conference and actively promotes evidence-based practice, including through systematic reviewing and running randomised trials. He is an Academic Member of the CIPD and a Fellow of CEBMa, the Center for Evidence-Based Management.

About Walter Lourens

For over 20 years Walter has worked in senior roles within DHL as a country and key account director, in recruitment as the managing director for Rapier Employment until its sale to Pertemps, and most recently as a director for the software development business Sabre Management Services Ltd.

Process and automation have always been of great interest and he wrote his dissertation on how corporate businesses collate and disseminate data.  This is a field has been pivotal in his strategic considerations ever since.