Colin Donnery

CEO, FRS Recruitment

Colin has over 20 years experience leading organisations in the recruitment, training and employability sectors. He is the CEO of FRS Recruitment one of Ireland’s largest recruitment consultancies with 11 offices across the country.

In 2015 he founded Turas Nua a joint venture to deliver Jobpath, Ireland’s largest ever employability programme, which now employs 320 staff across 40 offices and which has placed over 20,000 long-term unemployed people into full-time jobs. He recently received an honorary fellowship from Ireland’s National Recruitment Federation for his services to the recruitment industry and is a past President of the NRF and he holds a number of non-executive board positions. In 2017 Colin completed an MSc. in Executive leadership from the University of Ulster & Boston college and has written an academic paper entitled “AI and recruitment – its current role and possible future relevance.”

Speaker Sessions

11:30 - 12:15

Engage, Attract, Retain: Building Candidate Relationships in a Skills Shortage

King's Suite

Colin Donnery of FRS will discuss the constantly changing nature of how agencies engage, attract, and retain talent. Specifically, he will address why technological advancement in artificial intelligence and machine learning will force agencies to move from a transactional to a relationship model, and what technologies you should invest in to make that happen (but probably not until 2020). He will also discuss how to best compete with your biggest competitors for talent (your client) by doubling down on candidate engagement, attraction, and retention.