James Osborne

Chairman, The Recruitment Network

James is an award-winning business consultant, advisor, and entrepreneur with an international board level background in the staffing and recruitment sector. For the past 15 years, James has worked with recruitment business leaders, helping them to achieve significant growth, performance improvement and competitive advantages acting as a Non-Executive Director, consultant, trainer, and strategist for numerous fast growth recruitment businesses. James is a passionate speaker on behalf of the staffing and recruitment sector and is the Chairman of The Recruitment Network, the largest global support and advisory club for recruitment business leaders.

Speaker Sessions

13:15 - 14:00

Investing in People: Fixing the Industry's Internal and External Reputation

Palace Suite

Dare we state the obvious, but recruitment has a pretty poor reputation with the observing public. One recent public opinion poll found that recruiters were deemed less trustworthy than politicians. Rather than have us all pack it in, how do we go about fixing the recruitment industry’s reputation? It turns out that change must start from within, and three of our industry’s most prolific (and gloriously opinionated) thought leaders will help us all see the light in this engaging, honest, and potentially humorous discussion.