Program

Below you can find the program of the 2nd edition of Talent Acquisition Live on the 18th of April 2019 in Amsterdam.

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Registration
09:30 - 10:00

Pick up your badge and have a morning coffee and tea in the Serre & Foyer.

Registration
09:30 - 10:00
Hall, Serre & Foyer
Networking

Pick up your badge and have a morning coffee and tea

Opening by the chairwoman
Keynote

Anna Ott is the chairwomen of TA-Live and will be the host of the day. Anna is a very experienced chair with a background in HR and technology.

Grote zaal / Big hall (ground floor)

About Anna Ott
Anna Ott has been working in HR for the past 18 years. She started her career in HR at companies like Lycos Europe AG, British American Tobacco and Bertelsmann Stiftung and most recently Deutche Telekom's Hub:Raum incubator. Her mission is to help HR technology start-ups succeed and simultaneously inspire HR practitioners about the future of work and the possibilities technology has to offer them.

The return of the human: why VUCA eats machines for breakfast
10:10 - 10:40
Christoph Fellinger, Beiersdorf
Keynote

Opening keynote of Christoph Fellinger, Head of Early Career Programs at Beiersdorf AG. He will ask: who’s the better recruiter: machine or man? Are Chatbots, machine learning and artificial intelligence better suited for selecting the talent we need for the future? Or are they just hype of the day, technically fascinating, definitely helpful yet awfully overrated? In this talk Christoph will look at the chances and limitations that tech has to offer in identifying and selecting future talent.

Grote zaal / Big hall (ground floor)

About Christoph Fellinger
Christoph started his career in corporate communication in the music industry before moving into Human Resources at Beiersdorf. Originally coming from a communications background his HR expertise lies in Talent Acquisition, having worked in various roles in Employer Branding, Recruitment Marketing, University Relations, Recruiting and Talent Relationship Management both on a local and international level. His latest love in professional life includes diagnostic trends and HR Tech.

Hypergrowth: What you don’t know, kills your growth
10:40 - 11:10
Sophie Theen, 11FS
Keynote

The common misperception of hypergrowth in any company is that it’s all about attracting new talent, in bulk, rapidly. Sounds simple but how do companies get this so wrong? “Good intentions, wrong execution” we say. The truth is, the secret to successful hyper growth only has 1 key ingredient; the people. Companies need to learn to build an effective talent function to attract the right kind of talent and then master the shift of cultural paradigms during these stages of growth using structured, disruptive thinking. You will come away learning to recognise the talent types that thrives successfully in this environment, the methodology to run TA smoothly and finally, how to get your leadership to care about their people.

Grote zaal / Big hall (ground floor)

About Sophie Theen
Sophie was described as a reformed engineer when she had her first taste of HR with IBM Australia. She went on to pursuing a career in fixing problems in people, not machines. For 5 years, she had led recruitment projects with Ford, General Motors, IBM before moving to Revolut and led them through hypergrowth bringing their final headcount to 300 in under a year. Now, she joins 11FS (a Challenger Consultancy) to define their ultimate working culture via a series of employer branding efforts. Her focus is aimed at cultural paradigms during hyper growth stages in a start-up and championing diversity and equality in a future focused way. With a Masters in Project Management she loves a challenge in solving people problems in organizations using structured, disruptive thinking. “People are your future”, she recites.

Break
11:10 - 11:40
Networking

Time for coffee or tea in the Serre & Foyer. Meet some partners and catch up with other delegates.

1A. The see - think - do framework for recruitment
11:40 - 12:10
Matej Matolin, STRV
Breakout

* What is the candidate journey
* How to prepare different content and messages
* Sensors, signals, and measurement
* Identification and sourcing of the most engaged candidates
* Use automation to make your recruitment machine work


Location
Grote zaal / Big hall (ground floor)

About Matej Matolin
Matej is an HR evangelist, recruiter, manager, and advisor. He runs the most visited Recruitment blog in the Czech republic, organizes Recruitment MeetUps, contributes to leading newspapers and speaks at conferences. His professional background includes recruitment in automotive, heavy industry, FinTech and IT. He has experience with recruiting in niche markets as well as hiring thousands of blue collar workers.

1B. Fortunately I’m programmed to answer all your questions!
11:40 - 12:10
Shervin Brandenburg, Mise en Place
Breakout

At Mise en Place we’re all about making friends. A young, student-driven company at the center of the hospitality industry. It doesn’t get more human-focused than this. Now imagine the reactions we got after announcing that a chatbot will be the future of our recruitment. In search of optimizing our hiring process and staying up to date with today’s fierce competition on the labour market, Chatbot Charly was an unexpected but valuable addition to our processes. In this session we’ll have a closer look at the implications, learnings and results of using a chatbot for recruitment purposes.

Location
Kleine zaal / Small hall (1st floor)

About Shervin Brandenburg
As Brand Manager of a company in which the marketing department is responsible for recruitment, Shervin is closely involved in the optimization of online recruitment processes. Having a background in Strategic Marketing and being a true believer of internal branding, he is only satisfied if process innovations not only make life easier for both employees and applicants, but are also able to deliver on the brand’s promise.

1C. How to drive innovation by maximizing the returns from your data
11:40 - 12:10
Dirk Meeuws, OnRecruit
Breakout

More and more value is created by data capture and more and more advancements in technology help processing this enormous amount of data. In this session I will talk about how to create value through data and how to capture this value through innovation.

Location: Koorzaal / Choir hall (3rd floor)

About Dirk Meeuws

Since 2015, Dirk has been the engine behind driving OnRecruit's product innovation. He leads the Customer Success team and provides operational leadership across teams. He loves to be in a place where business, technology and data collide. Dirk gets his energy from being around people, making the complex utterly simple and is an avid sportsman.

1D. Winner startup competition: The Disruptors
11:40 - 12:10
Kai Grünewald, The Disruptors
Breakout

The Disruptors is one of the two winners of the Startup Competition 2019 and will be interviewed by Anna Ott in this breakout. Meet this innovative startup to optimize your talent acquisition.

Location: Bibliotheek / Library (2nd floor)

Kai Grünewald (The Disruptors)

Kai Grünewald is active in HR for more than 16 years. His first roles were focused on the commercial aspect of HR and recruitment. Later his focus shifted towards people and process. The unscratchable itch he had about classical HR processes drove him to creatively redesign various aspects of HR and recruitment. Together with his business partner Bram Joosten he founded The Disruptors. Their main goal is to accelerate HR innovation even further and make sure organizations find ways to survive in this VUCA world and still put people first. They do this by upgrading existing HR processes with concepts of storytelling, experiences, data and gamification.

2A. Playfully hack IT minds with an AR brand experience
12:15 - 12:45
Maarten Bokhoven, ABN AMRO
Breakout

A lot of companies are hunting that scarce IT / Digital talent. How do you engage these new superheroes with your brand? Perhaps by creating a super villain. In this talk ABN AMRO will break down its award winning strategy and campaign: The Lockdown. A story about creativity, technology and bottom line getting the results of the world’s first augmented reality escape room. You will learn about the creative process, pitfalls and challenges a traditional bank like ABN AMRO encountered in becoming an employer of choice for the IT superheroes of the world.

Location
Grote zaal / Big hall (ground floor)

About Maarten Bokhoven
Maarten is the Head of Employer Branding at ABN AMRO. He and his team are dedicated to creating exciting and relevant candidate experiences. By engaging talent in inspiring and challenging candidate journeys they contribute to building the future proof bank. Maarten loves being creative and has a proven track record in building brand propositions and translating those into successful branding campaigns, content marketing, marketing communications, PR as well as internal communications; both on- and offline.

2B. Words have power
12:15 - 12:45
Marco van Damme, TalentSwot
Breakout

What you say, but also the way you say it can tell me everything about you. Artificial Intelligence, specifically Deep Learning has the ability to quickly identify hidden patterns in large volumes of data. Although used in medicine, when this technology is applied to linguistic analysis, it can accurately identify each candidate's underlying personality. So when your candidate talks to our chatbot Debra, you don't only get the answers to your questions, but also an analyses of his or her personality. Try it yourself, come to this session and we'll give you your profile and we'll discuss the profiles and technology during this break out.

Kleine zaal / Small hall (1st floor)

About Marco van Damme

Marco Van Damme has almost two decades of senior experience throughout NYSE listed enterprises as well as smaller businesses. Marco's extensive experience as a Finance Executive who has lead major IT transformation projects, holds significant experience in understanding how the intersection between Human Capital and IT Systems affects an organisation's profitability and success.

2C. How to win candidates with compelling e-mails
12:15 - 12:45
Eva Balúchová, LevelUp Ventures
Breakout

Every recruiter, or sourcer that I know has his or her own unique problems, but they all have one thing in common. Everyone uses email to reach-out to candidates! We all know email is effective, but we don’t have time to personally email each and every candidate on our lists. Each email needs to feel personal, though. If you send the wrong emails, you’ll end up losing candidates. During the presentation, we're going to dive into the nitty-gritty details of how to actually write these emails that feel more personalised.

Location: Koorzaal / Choir hall (3rd floor)

About Eva Balúchová
Eva is a forward thinking tech recruiter with almost 8 years of experience in agency, consultancy and in-house recruitment. She is currently the Talent Lead at fast growing startup LevelUp Ventures, where she combines her background from sociology and recruitment with her passion for growth hacking. She is a master at engaging and empowering candidates through data, cognitive linguistics, storytelling and digital campaigns. Beside work, she actively plays basketball and also likes to have fun and relax!

2D. Winner startup competition: Recruit Robin
12:15 - 12:45
Aron Schilder, Recruit Robin
Breakout

One of the two winners of the Startup Competition 2019 is Recruit Robin and will be interviewed by Anna Ott in this breakout. Meet this innovative startup to optimize your talent acquisition.

Location: Bibliotheek / Library (2nd floor)

Aron Schilder (Recruit Robin)

Aron Schilder started his recruitment career over 10 years ago when he was still studying. His first job was as an account manager for a recruitment agency in the financial sector.

He soon realized that this was something he could start on his own, yet slightly different. He saw little to no implementation of technology in the recruitment sector and saw this as a huge opportunity to gain a competitive advantage in the market.

He then founded his own recruiting business called “Mijn Sales Recruiter”, a staffing & recruitment agency focused on recruiting passive sales professionals and helping them fill their ambitions. This organisation used software to optimize the recruitment process. However, they found that sourcing was a very time-consuming activity and no good sourcing automation software was available.

From that moment, Aron decided to develop a sourcing tool that could speed up this sourcing process for the organisation internally. Once he and his team realized this could be extremely valuable to the entire recruitment industry, the plan changed and the tool was launched publically.

That makes Aron the founder of a second recruitment organisation: Recruit Robin; the A.I. sourcing tool that automates the sourcing process.

Lunch
12:45 - 13:45
Networking

Time for a good international lunch in the Serre and Foyer, meet some partners and to catch up with other delegates.

3A. Digitalization journey (on-going) of a TA function
13:45 - 14:15
Gilles Stephan, PvH (Tommy Hilfiger etc.)
Breakout

Sharing experience of digitalizing a recruitment organization, creating teams per type of competencies hired and dedicated processes to source and assess candidates. How to design a new structure, which tools to look at, how to improve assessment and interviews techniques are some of the questions that will be discussed.

Grote zaal / Big hall (ground floor)

Gilles Stephan

Gilles comes with more than 20 year experience in HR and recruitment acquired in corporate, startup and consulting environments. Over the course of his career, Gilles created TalentFounders to help companies building and optimizing their talent acquisition eco-system by looking at their processes, tools and organization. Working for PVH, Gilles and his team in Amsterdam are hiring a wide range of roles from fashion designers to React developers and e-com specialists.

2C. Sourcers: become nurture marketers and data analysts
13:45 - 14:15
Richard Hutchinson, Capita Resourcing
Breakout

Candidates don't need to talk to you to find out all about what it's like to work at your organisation. So, we need to stop spending 80% of our time attempting to get strangers to talk to us and we have to take an entirely different approach; which is all about nurture marketing and data analysis. Adam Gordon from CandidateID will do the introduction.

Location: Kleine zaal / Small hall (1st floor)

About Richard Hutchinson
Richard Hutchinson is passionate about recruitment and specifically talent attraction, sourcing and engagement; as he puts it, "the exciting and critical part of the recruitment life cycle!" Richard is responsible for talent attraction and innovation for both Capita's internal recruitment as well as their large Capita Resourcing (RPO). He cherishes the opportunity to enhance talent attraction and innovate across multiple employers.

3B. Sourcers: become nurture marketers and data analysts
13:45 - 14:15
Adam Gordon & Richard Hutchinson, Candidate ID & Capita Resourcing
Breakout

Candidates don't need to talk to you to find out all about what it's like to work at your organisation. So, we need to stop spending 80% of our time attempting to get strangers to talk to us and we have to take an entirely different approach; which is all about nurture marketing and data analysis. Adam Gordon from CandidateID will do the introduction.

Location: Kleine zaal / Small hall (1st floor)

About Richard Hutchinson
Richard Hutchinson is passionate about recruitment and specifically talent attraction, sourcing and engagement; as he puts it, "the exciting and critical part of the recruitment life cycle!" Richard is responsible for talent attraction and innovation for both Capita's internal recruitment as well as their large Capita Resourcing (RPO). He cherishes the opportunity to enhance talent attraction and innovate across multiple employers.

About Adam Gordon
Adam Gordon is CEO and founder of CandidateID., the world’s first talent pipeline software. It is used by world leading employers to build deep pipelines of engaged candidates for today’s and tomorrow’s hiring needs.

3C. De kandidatenreis innoveren met Carerix (in Dutch)
13:45 - 14:15
Richard Mellaart & Yasar Erol, Teqoia & Maintec
Breakout

This breakout will be in Dutch.

Waar moet je beginnen om te innoveren in een arbeidsmarkt die vele mogelijkheden biedt? Dagelijks hebben we te maken met snel veranderende technologie, een duidelijke krapte op de arbeidsmarkt en economisch groei. Maar wat is het impact over 5 à 10 jaar? In deze sessie laten Maintec en Teqoia zien hoe ze hier samen met Carerix nu al op inspelen. Hoe zij hiermee omgaan en dit elke dag blijven doen? Data-driven-recruitment.

Location: Koorzaal / Choir hall (3rd floor)

About Yasar Erol

Yasar’s heart beats faster when he sees a match between developing new ideas that come together with different technologies. He is familiar with terms like Artificial Intelligence and Machine Learning. “As a Marketing Manager you have to challenge yourself every day and try to look at 5 years later, 10 years later. There is a clear exponential growth in the labor market. Economy and technology play the leading role here. How do we as Maintec deal with this and distinguish ourselves in the labor market? Think big, act bigger!”

About Richard Mellaart

After I graduated from the University of Applied Sciences in Amsterdam, I started my career in recruitment working for an international staffing agency. I started out as a 360° Consultant, but soon realized my heart lied at recruitment and recruitment marketing. After years of trying to recruit the best tech talent The Netherlands has to offer, I decided I was ready for a next step. Now being Marketing Manager at one of the top engineering staffing firms, my job revolves around innovating the candidate journey. Thinking outside the box to stay ahead of the large competition. Carerix supplies us with the tools to do so.

4A. We could all be living in the golden age of recruitment
14:20 - 14:50
Mees van Velzen, MrWork
Breakout

Mees van Velzen from MrWork will show how you can use social media nowadays to seduce candidates in the candidate journey.

Location: Grote zaal / Big hall (ground floor)

About Mees van Velzen

In 2011 Mees van Velzen introduced his company MrWork Social Media Recruitment on the Dutch job market. The appearance of social media has changed the world. When Mees was looking for a job, he did not find the way you're being recruited as a candidate suiting in the age where social media are becoming more and more imporant. With her technology and teams from offices in the Netherlands and the UK MrWork has done campaigns globally for their customers.

4B. Automating the candidate experience
14:20 - 14:50
Chris Raw, jobpal
Breakout

We all hear the chatter about automation is here to take our jobs. Let's discuss how it's here to help augment our jobs, and make us better at making the experience better for our customer - the candidate.

Location: Kleine zaal / Small hall (1st floor)

About Chris Raw

Chris has been working in Recruitment and HR for 14 years within Talent Acquisition, Sourcing, Employer Branding, and HR Technology. More widely known for his work in Candidate Experience at Zalando, he is an experience designer at heart where he is fiercely passionate about the way companies treat candidates.

4C. Market Intelligence - An Insightful approach to Talent Acquisition
14:20 - 14:50
Andrew Steijaert and Stephen Goode, IBM
Breakout

In today´s increasingly competitive battle for talent, knowledge of who, where and how to hire is crucial. IBM Talent Acquisition Optimization works with their clients´ Talent Acquisition, HR and business stakeholders to provide market insights to overcome their biggest challenges, and to challenge their biggest preconceptions. Whether that be talent supply & demand, changes in talent behaviors and drivers, location decisions, or strategic workforce -and succession planning. IBM TAO have helped clients across various industries solve questions ranging from talent availability for Sales Reps in Japan, best practices around disability hiring in Brazil, gender diversity challenges in India, and identifying the key moments to reach out to niche talent in the high-rise construction industry in metropolitan areas of the US. Andrew and Stephen will share case studies of IBM´s approach in underpinning TA strategies and tactical execution through market intelligence, competitor analysis, hiring trends and social insights, working closely with partners such as the Intelligence Group.

Location: Koorzaal / Choir hall (2nd floor)

About Andrew Steijaert

After spending the first years of his career in HR, Andrew made the switch to Talent Acquisition well over a decade ago, which turned out to be his best career decision to date. Starting his recruitment journey on agency side and moving to corporate TA at Accenture, he ended up in RPO in 2011.
Andrew is leading the IBM TAO Center for Branding & Strategy in the Eastern Hemisphere and the Global Market Intelligence Team. These SME teams are supporting the IBM TAO business and its clients with strategic TA advice, offering deep market intelligence and candidate engagement solutions, while always on the lookout for new, innovative ways to push the EVP, and identify and attract talent.

About Stephen Goode

Stephen has been working in Talent Acquisition for almost 10years starting out his career with a well-known Tech focused agency before moving to IBM 4 years ago. He has been on a real RPO journey with IBM TAO, first working as a Staffing Consultant delivering recruitment services to a multi-national client, before moving into the Centre for Branding & Strategy as a Consultant, and then into his role as a Solution Architect where he is able to put to practice his deep TA Expertise and Consulting experience helping clients tackle their biggest TA challenges; attracting, selecting, and retaining talent in today's incredibly competitive marketplace.
Stephen is passionate about working with clients to gain insight into how their talent marketplace is evolving and challenging their preconceptions with a data & intelligence lead approach.

Energy break
14:50 - 15:20
Serre & Foyer
Networking

Time for a n energy break, meet some partners and to catch up with other delegates.

Begin with the end in mind: recruit strategically
15:20 - 15:50
Teddy Dimitrova, ScaleForceTalent
Keynote

Are you a bit tired of firefighting? How many times have you heard "We need to fill this vacancy…like yesterday"? We all know how the market looks like now a days and we all know that we can't do much to change it either. But … what if there is a way to build, lets say a community? A pool of of people who know your company and might be interested in working for you… some day, or even imagine… a community of raving fans? Honestly, Teddy is not going to give you the golden ticket to the solution of all your challenges. But, she will give you a solid base to start building up your teams a year upfront - in a strategical way, under tight budget, while having fun!

Location
Grote zaal / Big hall (ground floor)

About Teddy Dimitrova
What Teddy loves about the today's world is that crazy rapid growth. An environment where you can't stand still, where you need to be sharp, curious and bold to succeed. That, in combination with the world of sourcing, recruitment, talent management and all that comes together with working with people - drives and excites her. Next to her passion for innovation, she's a reliable contributor of today's retail industry - she's a passionate shoe collector, she likes to change my hair color on weekly bases and she strongly believes that disruption is the key to success!

Using technology to augment your sourcing
15:50 - 16:20
Karen Azulai, everythingsourcing.com
Keynote

These are very interesting times where on one hand sourcers /recruiters still do manual sourcing and on the other, use the newest AI based sourcing technology and opt for fully automated sourcing/recruiting process. Karen's keynote presentation will expose you to the most advanced options and show you how to stay relevant in these changing times.

Location:
Grote zaal / Big hall (ground floor)

About Karen Azulai
Karen is founder of everythingsourcing.com and the co-Founder and Editor-in-Chief of hrtechnation.com, a global website covering topics in the HR Tech industry. She is one of the leading voices of the international sourcing industry. Karen routinely attends and speaks at international sourcing conferences, is very active in local and international sourcing online groups and enjoys sharing information and her opinions are often bold and non-confirmative.

Closing by the chairwoman

Chairwoman Anna Ott closes the second edition of Talent Acquisition Live.

About Anna Ott
Anna Ott has been working in HR for the past 18 years. She started her career in HR at companies like Lycos Europe AG, British American Tobacco and Bertelsmann Stiftung and most recently Deutche Telekom's Hub:Raum incubator. Her mission is to help HR technology start-ups succeed and simultaneously inspire HR practitioners about the future of work and the possibilities technology has to offer them.

Drinks
16:30 - 17:30
Serre & Foyer
Networking

Time for a drink ans last time to meet the partners and to catch up with other delegates.

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