Overview

27 Apr, 20229:00 am-1:00 pm28 Apr, 20229:00 am-1:00 pm
Online Conference

The Higher Education Talent and Recruitment Conference 2022 will explore the latest trends and research on the higher education employment market, offer practical insights on enhancing recruitment practices and assess how institutions can ensure competitiveness in attracting leading talent from across the sector.

The 2-day Conference will bring together experts and practitioners to engage in a programme of interactive workshops and discussion focussed on meeting the expectations of staff in the post-covid landscape, attracting international talent, enhancing diversity and inclusion and delivering a high impact human resource strategy.

What to Expect

  • Leading analysis on labour market patterns and trends in higher education
  • Insights on attracting global talent and remaining internationally competitive
  • Practical ideas on retention, culture, wellbeing and inclusion
  • Interactive workshops on talent strategy and recruitment
  • Analysis on adapting to high turnover and a rapidly evolving employment market across the sector

Key Speakers

Dr Katie Perry photo
Dr Katie Perry
Chief Executive
The Daphne Jackson Trust
Professor Georgina Randsley de Moura photo
Professor Georgina Randsley de Moura
Deputy Vice Chancellor Academic Strategy, Planning, and Performance
University of Kent

Expert Speakers and Practitioners

Diana Anisimova photo
Diana Anisimova
Staff Wellbeing and Engagement Associate Partner
Brunel University London

Agenda

  • Day 1
  • Day 2
9:00 am
Online Login and Registration
9:30 am
Chair's Welcome Address: Day 1
Hannah Crowe
Hannah Crowe
Head of Talent Management
University of Exeter
Invited
9:40 am
Labour Market Trends in 2022: Talent and Recruitment Patterns
  • Examining trends in vacancies, market demand and recruitment in the wake of the Covid-19 pandemic
  • Assessing what we know on retention and turnover within the labour market
  • Evaluating how employment contracts and patterns of work are evolving across
  • Looking ahead: What to expect on recruitment and labour market demand in 2022 and beyond
Jon Boys
Jon Boys
Labour Market Economist
The Chartered Institute of Personnel and Development (CIPD)
Confirmed
10:10 am
The Great Resignation: Responding to Rapid Turnover Across the Higher Education Sector

The Covid-19 pandemic has triggered an unprecedented period of change across the labour market, with universities experiencing high levels of turnover and a retention crisis in some parts of the sector. This keynote session will question:

  • Is rapid turnover in the sector here to stay and how can HR leaders respond?
  • What are the push and pull factors for staff and how have expectations on ways of working evolved?
  • How can institutions reinvent their approaches to retention and workplace satisfaction?
  • What does a fast moving labour market mean for recruitment and talent acquisition?
Joanne Marshall
Joanne Marshall
Director of People and Campus Services, University of Bradford
Chair, Universities Human Resources (UHR)
Invited
10:40 am
Break and Virtual Networking
11:00 am
Panel Discussion: Attracting World Class Talent in the Post-Brexit and Post-Covid Marketplace

This panel session will bring together leading experts to examine the next steps for attracting and retaining global talent into UK institutions in a competitive global labour market. The discussion will examine:

  • The role of the government’s new R&D People and Culture Strategy and Global Talent Visa routes in attracting global talent
  • How UK institutions can remain competitive to top-tier leaders and how institutions can understand the pull factors for global talent
  • Assessing how the UK’s place in the global talent market has evolved and how institutions can position themselves
  • Evaluating the place of global talent within an institution’s wider recruitment and talent acquisition strategy
Griff Ryan
Griff Ryan
Policy Advisor (Global Mobility)
Universities UK International
Invited
Naina Patel
Naina Patel
Chief People Officer
University of the Arts London
Invited
Professor Adam Tickell
Professor Adam Tickell
Pro Vice Chancellor for Research and Knowledge Transfer
University of Birmingham
Invited
Kerry Shepherd
Kerry Shepherd
Partner
Minerva, The Executive Recruitment Agency
Invited
Professor Athene Donald
Professor Athene Donald
Professor of Experimental Physics and Churchill College Master
University of Cambridge
Invited
11:50 am
Break and Virtual Networking
12:10 pm
Workshop Series: Enhancing Recruitment Practices and Impact

In this workshop series you will have the opportunity to engage in interactive sessions to dissect effective practice across the sector and explore new ideas and interventions for your talent acquisition.

You will hear from leading innovators in these sessions and have the opportunity to reflect on your own context and explore areas for action. You will choose one of three workshops to participate in.

Workshop A: Maintaining Quality in Recruiting Academic Staff
Professor Georgina Randsley de Moura
Professor Georgina Randsley de Moura
Deputy Vice Chancellor Academic Strategy, Planning, and Performance
University of Kent
Confirmed
Workshop B: Delivering Real Impact on Equality and Diversity in Senior Roles
Professor Charles Egbu
Professor Charles Egbu
Vice-Chancellor
Leeds Trinity University
Invited
Workshop C: Matching Expectations on Ways of Working for New Staff
Harbhajan Brar
Harbhajan Brar
Human Resources Director
Imperial College London
Invited
1:00 pm
Close of Day 1 of Conference

Day 1 of the Conference concludes at 1:00pm.

You will still have the opportunity to make the most of the virtual Conference, meet up with fellow delegates, make connections and tour our real-time resources and content.

Don’t forget if you’ve missed a session, you can use our replay functions, so you can watch all the content on demand at a time that suits you.

9:00 am
Online Login and Registration
9:30 am
Chair's Welcome Address: Day 2
Janine Brennan
Janine Brennan
Executive Director of People and Organisational Development
De Montfort University
Invited
9:40 am
Research Deepdive: New Staffing Patterns: Managers and Academics in a Centralising Sector

This research focussed session will examine findings from the new report ‘Managers and Academics in a Centralising Sector: The New Staffing Patterns in UK Higher Education.’ The deepdive will explore:

  • The growth of the ‘teaching only’ workforce and the transformation in contracts for academic staff
  • The development of senior managers and student experience centred roles and what this means for the workforce
  • The centralisation of professional services and the impact on recruitment within academic departments
  • Core trends in staffing patterns and what this means for the future of recruitment and talent acquisition in the sector
Professor Alison Wolf CBE
Professor Alison Wolf CBE
Baroness Wolf of Dulwich, Sir Roy Griffiths Professor of Public Sector Management
King’s College London
Invited
Dr Andrew Jenkins
Dr Andrew Jenkins
Associate Professor in the Social Research Institute
University College London
Invited
10:10 am
Career Breaks, Flexible Contracts and New Ways of Working: Supporting Women Returning to Academic Careers
  • Examining the barriers for women seeking to return to academic careers
  • Assessing how institutions can develop more inclusive cultures and employment opportunities for women taking career breaks
  • How can academic contracts be redesigned to support improved inclusion and drive diversity in senior academic roles
  • Assessing how flexible working and new ways of working can diversity entry and progression routes
Dr Katie Perry
Dr Katie Perry
Chief Executive
The Daphne Jackson Trust
Confirmed
10:30 am
Break and Virtual Networking
10:50 am
Panel Discussion: Transforming Approaches to Culture, Wellbeing and Staff Retention
  • What does an attractive workplace culture look like within a higher education institution?
  • What informs decision making on employment for new talent?
  • How can institutions enhance workplace conditions and culture to reflects the demands of the post-pandemic workplace?
  • How can the higher education workplace be designed around inclusion and equality?
  • What does it take to deliver real change on staff retention and satisfaction?
Iona Rodger
Iona Rodger
Head of Reward, HR Systems and HR Services
University of York
Invited
Jaspal Kaur
Jaspal Kaur
Director of Human Resources
University of Nottingham
Invited
Diana Anisimova
Diana Anisimova
Staff Wellbeing and Engagement Associate Partner
Brunel University London
Confirmed
Imogeen Denton
Imogeen Denton
Head of Equality Diversity & Inclusion
Birmingham City University
Invited
11:50 am
Break and Virtual Networking
12:10 pm
Workshop Series: The Next Steps for Human Resource and Talent Strategy

These interactive workshops will allow you to assess how to link your talent and recruitment programmes with institutional priorities and long-term strategy.

Through group-based exercises and idea sharing, you will consider what your talent strategy looks like and how it can reflect the expectations within the sector’s labour market. You will be able to choose one of three workshops to participate in.

Workshop A: Redesigning an Institution-Wide Talent Strategy to Reflect a Transformed Labour Market
Ffyona Baker
Ffyona Baker
Director of Organisational Development
Loughborough University
Invited
Workshop B: The Future of Academic Contracts: Assessing Demand and Embedding Strategic Priorities
Professor Helen O’Sullivan
Professor Helen O’Sullivan
Provost and Deputy Vice Chancellor
University of Chester
Invited
Workshop C: Professional Development and Growth: Developing the Next Generation of Talent
Adrienne McFarland
Adrienne McFarland
Executive Director of People Services
Newcastle University
Invited
1:00 pm
Close of Day 2 of the Conference

Day 2 of the Conference concludes at 1:00pm.

You will still have the opportunity to make the most of the virtual Conference, meet up with fellow delegates, make connections and tour our real-time resources and content.

Don’t forget if you’ve missed a session, you can use our replay functions, so you can watch all the content on demand at a time that suits you.

Audience

This Conference is designed for all those involved with talent and recruitment across the higher education sector. Those in attendance will include:

 

  • Heads of Human Resources
  • Heads of Department
  • Heads of Organisational Development
  • Heads of People
  • Heads of Talent Management
  • Heads of Employee Services
  • Recruitment Advisors
  • Business Planning Managers
  • HR Recruitment Managers
  • Staff Development Managers
  • Deans
  • Pro Vice-Chancellors

Pricing

For group discounts and enquiries about your registration please contact us on 020 3770 6580 or [email protected]