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Innovative Approaches to Talent Acquisition
TalentJean-Christophe Font, Chief Talent Officer- Nestle Find out more
Innovative Approaches to Talent Acquisition
Tuesday, February 05 @ 2:15 pm
Innovative approaches to Talent Acquisition. Collaborate with your peers on how to create a compelling employee brand and EVP
SpeakersJean-Christophe Font, Chief Talent Officer, Nestle
Matt Stephens is a recognised influencer on the topic of employee engagement and employee experience and has authored a book on the subject called ‘Revolution in a Heartbeat’. In 2015 Matt founded Inpulse, which is a fast-growing engagement consultancy that is helping some of the world’s most well-known businesses improve their performance and overall employee experience. Using the innovative and easy to use Inpulse survey platform, these businesses are now engaging with their employees in a transparent, agile and collaborative way. From ASOS to Zurich from Balfour Beatty to Heathrow, Inpulse is changing the way companies measure and drive employee engagement and experience in real-time. Inpulse also helps businesses develop the leaders of the future, shape the culture of tomorrow and inspire communications today. All of which are strongly connected to employee engagement and experience.
David is the Commercial Director for The Open University, responsible for Business to Business relationships, providing commercial insight to drive the growth and diversification of the University’s income streams, through identifying, establishing and growing sustainable commercial partnerships, joint ventures and customer relationships globally. The role also has responsibility for The Open University’s position in the Apprenticeship market within the Higher Education Sector.
With over 25 years of experience in apprenticeships and technical education, beginning with David’s own engineering apprenticeship, his career progressed to the design and implementation of the first ever apprenticeship programme for Marks and Spencer (M&S), and following this responsibility for designing and implementing the award-winning Telecoms Engineering apprenticeship in his role as National Apprenticeship Manager at Orange Telecommunications.
As the Director of Education and Talent at Global Knowledge (leaders in IT, best practice and business skills training) where he began in 2014, David co-founded the PDS apprenticeship business in 2005. Under David’s stewardship both PDS and Global Knowledge partnered with the OU to deliver apprenticeship programmes to several blue-chip companies. Ultimately David’s employment experience to date has led to being responsible for the development and implementation of the apprenticeships strategy at the UK’s largest university, The Open University.
David also holds a master’s degree in Human Resource Management from the University of Salford.
Client solutions director at Hive Learning. Previous to Hive Learning, Tom worked at CrossKnowledge and Right Management. Tom has a wealth of experience and expertise in learning, learning, innovations in learning, digital learning, digitalisation, talent management, the world of work, technology at work, professional/career development and business innovation that drives organisational change.
Ben is the co-founder of Arch Apprentices. Ben joined the Blenheim Chalcot Group to set up Arch Apprentices at the start of 2012.
Ben has over fifteen years’ experience building organisations and initiatives that address social and economic challenges. He began his career helping Government organisations to understand the effectiveness of regeneration and labour market programmes. Ben then co-founded and ran RSe Consulting, a specialist firm helping councils to improve how they work for the benefit of their residents.
RSe worked with over 1/3rd of all English local authorities on improvement and transformation as well as key central Government departments before it was acquired by Tribal Group in 2008. In 2001 Ben set up SAFE, the country’s leading financial inclusion initiative based at Toynbee Hall, where is now the Non-Executive Chairman. He first got involved with Toynbee Hall through 7 years’ volunteering as an adult leader on camps for teenagers from London’s East End.
Ben studied Classics at the University of Oxford.”
Matt Jones has over ten years of experience working within Talent Acquisition and HR teams, with a focus on building effective programmes on a global and multi-country scale. He is passionate about building efficient Talent Acquisition models that put the customer experience (both in terms of the candidate and hiring) at the heart of the solution.
A member of the Cielo European Executive team, Matt currently manages teams in Europe, the Americas and APAC.
Best-selling author, entrepreneur and inspirational public speaker, Angus Ridgway is the Co-founder and CEO of Potentialife. Over the course of a 20-year prior career advising clients at McKinsey, he came to see what a performance differentiator it is when leaders, managers and the front-line are at the ‘top of their game’ every day. The productivity differential between energetic, purposeful, positive and engaged leaders and those that are just going through the motions isn’t just a few percentage points – it’s more like a factor of 10. His recent book, ‘The Joy of Leadership’, co-authored with world-renowned positive psychology expert Tal Ben-Shahar, sheds light on the personal operating models and the practical daily behaviours that separate the most productive individuals from the rest.
Matthew Gibbons is an experience sales manager, specialising in helping companies transform their outdated paper-based processes using digital solutions. Matthew joined DocuSign as an account manager, before being promoted to lead the Account Management team and now runs the UK Mid-Market sales team. Prior to DocuSign, Matthew worked in other technology sales roles with Trinity Mirror Digital Recruitment and Quest Software.
Ritu is the leader of Glint’s business development and strategic growth in EMEA. She joined Glint from IBM Kenexa after fifteen years in senior leadership positions. At IBM, she worked with some of the world’s most recognizable organizations to drive rapid revenue growth across the EMEA region. Throughout her career, she has been widely recognized for having peerless CXO relationship skills and an ability to source, partner, win and flawlessly execute complex technology solutions mandates from the largest global organizations. She’s personally led many key projects across a wide range of sectors from Financial Services to Pharma, Industrials and Retail, linking results to overall strategic business goals to drive performance. Ritu holds an MBA from the Etudes Supérieures Appliquées Aux Affaires in Paris, an MSc in Marketing from Aston University, and a BA from St. Xaviers College at Kolkata University. She’s lived and worked in Paris, Munich, Vienna and originally hails from Kolkata, India.
Nick is passionate about helping organisations change the way that they work. He is passionate about people, building high performing teams and making things as simple as possible. Nick’s experiences have all focused on this mission – from traditional management consulting (Deloitte), successful tech start-ups (Culture Amp & Yammer) and a global technology firm (Microsoft). Nick believes in the power of technology, coupled with a clear and simple purpose to transform employee experience.
Paul joined the Peak Indicators’ team in his role as Data Scientist in 2018. He helps us to develop data products and services, produce educational resources and grow our internal data science capabilities. As an academic who’s worked for the University of Sheffield for nearly two decades, Paul continues to operate part-time as Professor of Search and Analytics at the university’s Information School. In addition to contributing to research and teaching activities, Paul’s time at the department has seen him occupy the role of Head of the Information Retrieval Group, Director of Research and MSc Data Science programme co-ordinator. As part of his ongoing responsibilities, Paul continues to conduct research in areas including: information retrieval, data analytics and natural language processing/text analytics. In addition to his time with the University of Sheffield, his former experience also saw him work in R&D for British Telecommunications PLC. You can read Paul’s insight into subjects including AI and business intelligence on our blog
René started his career at Procter & Gamble where he worked in diverse assignments across the world. He recently completed a 3-year assignment as the Global Human Resources Director for Oxfam International, and has now transitioned his responsibilities to his successor based in Nairobi. He holds a Master degree in Commercial and Industrial Sciences from the University of Geneva. He has lived and worked in Belgium, Singapore, Switzerland, the UK and the USA. He brings with him a broad HR generalist background, acquired through a mix of HR business partner and technical mastery roles, and a strong strategic approach rooted in operational experience, successfully used in the for- and non-profit sectors. René believes in working with those who have different views to develop win-win solutions. Through his personal experiences, he has become convinced that diversity & inclusion is a powerful organizational strategy which, if better understood and utilized by senior management, could boost any entity’s results with the very staff they have today.
Josie has worked in the rail industry for the last 20 years, and was in food and engineering manufacturing before that. Her career has all been in HR, and has focussed on supporting businesses in changing and adapting to the ever evolving world around them, and preparing for the changes to come. Leadership and how we develop ourselves and others in the skills and tools to deliver effective leadership are core to her work, as is engaging and developing the people who actually deliver the business every day. She is currently responsible for Organisational Development at DB Cargo UK.
Loretta Perry is an experienced HR Professional with more than a decade of experience in HR policy design and implementation, management development, change management and employee engagement.
Loretta leads Ceridian’s People & Culture team in the UK was instrumental in improving Ceridian’s employee engagement index score from an industry standard 70% to a leading 79% in just two years.
An advocate for lifelong learning, Loretta is augmenting her deep HR academic experience by studying a Law degree with a focus on employment, immigration and contract law.
Shakil Butt (FCIPD, FCCA) is a values driven, accomplished, award winning HR professional, with over 20 years of experience leading an award winning global HR team in a multi faith, multi ethnic and multi-cultural environment.
Now working as an independent consultant, Shakil adds value engaging with organisations and individuals with their HR and OD challenges and executive support. Shakil has been part of various senior management teams leading on strategic direction, organisational development and change management in multiple organisations.
Shakil enjoys writing and contributing to articles on HR and management and regularly speaks at HR conferences and events.
Jean-Christophe Font is Chief Talent Officer for Nestlé, the largest food and beverages company which purpose is enhancing quality of life and contributing to a healthier future.
His area of responsibilities encompasses all people related activities, from Talent Acquisition to Learning and Development, including Leadership development, Coaching and Mentoring.
As CTO, JC drives the transformation and the effectiveness of company Talent processes, ways of working and organization to drive speed, agility, innovation and create an inspiring working environment.
Prior to this role, JC joined Nestlé in 2011 as Global HR Head to support the creation of a new business venture, Nestlé Health Science.
JC has built his career at driving change, inspiration and HR leadership in various industries: food and beverage, pharmaceuticals at Bayer Schering Pharma, consumer health at Roche and automotive at PSA Peugeot Citroen.
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