EngageX Europe Agenda

What’s on the agenda for EngageX Europe? 

The virtual event will feature keynote speeches from customers and industry leaders, sharing their perspectives on key trends and insightful strategies to get the most out of your business.

Tune into breakout sessions in English, Dutch, and German to discover regional insights on the recruitment industry from local experts.

Tuesday, October 12, 2021

9:30-9:45 BST | 10:30-10:45 CEST

General Session
Keynote Address with Bullhorn Founder and CEO Art Papas

Art Papas, Bullhorn Founder and CEO, will provide an overview of key trends in recruitment with a deep dive into digital recruitment and automation and the opportunities for agencies in the next decade. This keynote is the highlight of EngageX Europe – don’t miss it!

Speakers

Art Papas

Bullhorn

9:45-10:15 BST | 10:45-11:15 CEST

General Session
Vision For Innovation

Join Matt Fischer, President and COO, for the Bullhorn Vision for Innovation presentation, which showcases both the immediate roadmap and aspirational advancements in Bullhorn’s product lineup to help you drive better engagement, productivity, and growth. Matt will share Bullhorn’s strategic vision for helping companies continue to innovate, differentiate, and stay ahead of the competition.

Speakers

Matt Fischer

Bullhorn

10:15-10:45 BST | 11:15-11:45 CEST

Break

10:45 - 11:15 BST | 11:45 - 12:15 CEST

General Session
Keynote Address with Lutalo Muhammad, British Taekwondo Olympic Medallist

Lutalo Muhammad will draw on his Olympic career to discuss turning adversity into opportunity, following your passion, and capitalising on your skills and strengths in the new world of work. His experiences overcoming obstacles will inspire you to see the challenges of the last year as a chance for reinvention and refocus.

Speakers

Lutalo Muhammad

11:15 - 11:45 BST | 12:15 - 12:45 CEST

General Session
Marketplace Showdown with Shaun Weise

Technology is driving recruitment industry innovation but most agencies don’t take advantage of all the solutions at their disposal within the Bullhorn recruitment ecosystem. In this session, you’ll see how to leverage the Bullhorn platform and partner solutions, without being a technology expert, to drive success and increase your profitability.

Speakers

Shaun Weise

Bullhorn

11:45-12:30 BST | 12:45-1:30 CEST

Break

12:30 - 13:10 BST | 13:30-14:10 CEST

Breakout Sessions
The ‘New World of Work’ - What Does it Mean for UK Recruiters?
Track: UK & I Regional Outlook (English)

What’s keeping you awake at night?

As a recruitment business owner or leader, you are most likely currently experiencing higher levels of demand than in the months preceding lockdown – which is the great news. However, there are several key pain points to consider, all having the potential to inhibit your ability to both maximise current market conditions and grow your business. In this session, Tara Ricks will discuss your service proposition and how that can be diversified to move away from low fill rates and transactional relationships and to ensure more annuity revenues; candidate acquisition, and what is the strategy to support your client’s demands as we continue to operate in a market of low candidate liquidity; along with the concept of leading through screens – as new working patterns accelerate change, how do you ensure the culture, communication, and productivity in your business?

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Succes Met Flex in de Radicale Jaren ’20: Transformeer Naar Flexbureau 4.0 | Success with Flexwork in the Radical 2020's: Transforming to a Flex Agency
Track: Benelux Regional Outlook (Dutch)

Voor corona stond de flexbranche voor grote uitdagingen, om maar een super-kwartet te noemen: krapte, digitalisering, platformisering en wet- en regelgeving. Toen zette corona grote delen van onze economie stil – en de turbo op de ontwrichtend nieuwe toekomst: die van de 4e Industriële Revolutie (4IR). Okee, sinds afgelopen voorjaar is er op bijna alle fronten stevig herstel zichtbaar, maar wat zijn nu de verwachtingen voor 2022 en verder? Na een wrap-up van de bijzondere, historisch unieke stand van flex-zaken en een update van de 4 grote golven van de 4IR zoomen we in op twee grote vragen: Wat zijn de nieuwe mogelijkheden voor uitzend- en detacheringsbureaus? En hoe transformeer je naar dat flexbureau 4.0 – helemaal klaar voor succes in de 4IR?

 

Before COVID-19, the flex industry faced major challenges, to name a super-quartet: tightness, digitisation, platformisation, and legislation and regulation. Then COVID-19 shut down large parts of our economy and turbocharged the disruptive new future: the Fourth Industrial Revolution (4IR). Since last spring, there has been a solid recovery on almost all fronts, but what are the expectations now for 2022 and beyond? After a wrap-up of the special, historically unique state of flex business and an update on the four major waves of the 4IR, we zoom in on two big questions: what are the new opportunities for temp and staffing agencies, and how do you transform into that flex agency 4.0 – all set for success in the 4IR?

Speakers
Die 'Neue Welt der Arbeit' - Und was das für Recruiter in der DACH-Region bedeutet | The ‘New World of Work’ - What Does it Mean for Recruiters in the DACH Region?
Track: DACH Regional Outlook (German)

Die letzten 18-20 Monaten waren von rasanten gesellschaftlichen und technologischen Verä nderungen geprä gt. In dieser Session wird Thomas André Sola, Managing Director bei APSCo Deutschland, die wichtigsten Trends, die wir in der DACH-Region beobachten konnten genauer unter die Lupe nehmen. Zudem wird er Ihnen einen Einblick geben, wohin die Reise in den kommenden 18-20 Monaten gehen kö nnte und was dies für die Recruiting-Branche bedeutet.

 

The last 18 – 20 months have seen behavioural and technological shifts at an unprecedented speed. Here, we review the key trends we’ve seen in the DACH market, outline what the landscape might look like in the next 18-20 months, and discuss what that means for recruiters.

Speakers

13:10-13:20 BST | 14:10-14:20 CEST

Break

13:20 - 14:00 BST | 14:20-15:00 CEST

Breakout Sessions
Investing in Technology Today to Ensure a Profitable Tomorrow
Track: UK & I Regional Outlook (English)

Automation has become table stakes for improving operational and delivery efficiency. While the benefits of automating aspects of the candidate experience are well known, there are also numerous gains to be made from internal process automation and automation to advance business development. What aspects of the end-to-end recruitment lifecycle can be automated, what automation technologies yield the greatest ROI, and what lessons have been learned from leaders who have invested in these solutions? Join Bullhorn’s Indi Moseti as she convenes a panel of recruitment leaders to discuss best practices for automation as well as key considerations in future planning.

Speakers
Hoe draagt een toekomstig applicatielandschap optimaal bij aan het verhogen van bedrijfsdoelstellingen? | What Does the Tech Landscape in the Future Look Like? The Impact of Data in Achieving Strategic Business Goals
Track: Benelux Regional Outlook (Dutch)

In het huidige landschap van recruitment specifieke applicaties zijn eindeloos veel keuzes te maken. De impact van data bij het vinden van de juiste kandidaat en klant is groot en zal de komende jaren alleen maar toenemen. Waar moet je aan denken bij het kiezen van de juiste applicaties? En hoe zullen de gekozen applicaties gaan bijdragen aan het behalen van de strategische doelstellingen van de organisatie, nu en in de toekomst. Welke rol speelt data in het behalen van deze doelstellingen en hoe zorg je ervoor dat data daarbij optimaal kan worden ingezet? Enkele van vele vragen die we tijdens deze discussie zullen beantwoorden. Neem deel aan deze sessie met Bart Alberink van Bullhorn waar hij in een panel met recruitment professionals in gesprek gaat over best practices rondom de tech stack van de toekomst.

 

In the current landscape with recruitment-specific technologies, there are endless choices to make. Data has a big impact on finding the right candidate and customer and will only increase in the upcoming years. What questions should you get answers to when choosing the right technology? And how do these technologies impact achieving strategic business goals, now and in the future? What is the role of data in achieving these goals and how do you make sure you leverage the data you have to the fullest? These are just a few of the questions we will be discussing during this panel. Join Bullhorn’s Bart Alberink as he convenes a panel of recruitment leaders to discuss best practices for your tech stack of the future.

Speakers
Wie Sie den Fachkrä ftemangel innerhalb der Recruiting-Branche mit Reskilling gekonnt meistern | How to Best Tackle the Skill Shortage and Reskilling in the German Staffing Industry
Track: DACH Regional Outlook (German)

In dieser Podiumsdiskussion lernen Sie von erfahrenen Führungskrä ften aus der Personaldienstleistung wie diese Ihre Unternehmen erfolgreich durch den aktuellen Fachkrä ftemangel und den Umgang mit Qualifikationsdefiziten bei der Kandidatensuche auf dem deutschsprachigen Markt führen. In dieser Session erfahren Sie mehr über unterschiedliche Mö glichkeiten, um die besten Kandidaten für sich zu gewinnen und Talente langfristig an Ihr Unternehmen zu binden.

 

In this panel session, you will learn how experienced executives from the recruiting industry are leading their companies through the current skill and talent shortage when recruiting candidates in German-speaking markets. Find out how to make sure you can win the best candidates for your business and which reskilling measures make sense when working with skilled candidates over several years.

Speakers

14:00-14:10 BST | 15:00-15:10 CEST

Break

14:10 - 14:50 BST | 15:10-15:50 CEST

Breakout Sessions
Things You Didn’t Know You Could Do With Automation
Track: UK & I Regional Outlook (English)

Whether you are new to Herefish or a seasoned pro, this session is not to be missed. Hosted by Bullhorn’s recruitment automation experts Billy Davis and Ben Carter, this deep dive product session will cover off all things you probably didn’t know you could do with Herefish, including internal surveys, automating candidate record creation, replicating best practices throughout your entire business, dynamic knock-out questions to automatically sift through job applications, and more! Our automation use cases are limitless, but one thing is for certain: you’ll leave this session with fresh ideas on applying recruitment automation to your strategy. This will be an advanced-level session, so be prepared to take notes!

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Dingen die je kunt doen met automation die je nog niet wist | Things You Didn’t Know You Could Do With Automation
Track: Benelux Regional Outlook (Dutch)

Of je nu nog nooit hebt gewerkt met Herefish of al een echte pro bent, deze sessie wil je niet missen. Onze Nederlanstalige Bullhorn automation expert Luc van der Voorn geeft je alle ins en outs over Herefish en wat je ermee kunt die je hoogstwaarschijnlijk nog niet wist. Ontdek in deze sessie hoe je interne surveys uitstuurt, het aanmaken van candidate records automatiseert, best practices in de hele organisatie implementeert, dynamische knock-out vragen opzet om automatisch kandidaten door het sollicitatieproces te laten lopen en nog veel meer! Onze automation use cases zijn eindeloos, maar één ding is zeker: na deze sessie heb je frisse, nieuwe ideeën over hoe je recruitment automation kunt inzetten binnen de organisatie.

 

Whether you are new to Herefish or a seasoned pro, this session is not to be missed. Hosted by Bullhorn’s recruitment automation expert Luc van der Voorn, this deep dive product session will cover off all things you probably didn’t know you could do with Herefish, including internal surveys, automating candidate record creation, replicating best practices throughout your entire business, dynamic knock-out questions to automatically sift through job applications, and more! Our automation use cases are limitless, but one thing is for certain: you’ll leave this session with fresh ideas on applying recruitment automation to your strategy.

Speakers
Über Dinge, von denen Sie noch nicht wussten, dass Sie sie automatisieren kö nnen | Things You Didn’t Know You Could Do With Automation
Track: DACH Regional Outlook (German)

Ganz egal, ob Ihnen die Automatisierungslö sung Herefish von Bullhorn bereits ein Begriff ist oder noch komplettes Neuland, diese Session sollten Sie definitiv nicht verpassen. Der Bullhorn Recruiting-Automatisierungsexperte Nasser Agha gibt Ihnen in diesem Deep Dive einen Einblick in die vielen Mö glichkeiten, die Herefish von Bullhorn Ihnen bietet, inklusive interne Umfrage, der Automatisierung von Kandidateneinträ ge und Best Practices fü r Ihr gesamtes Unternehmen sowie dynamische Knock-Out Fragen um Bewerbungen zu screenen und mehr! Unsere Anwendungsbeispiele im Bereich Recruiting-Automatisierung sind unendlich, aber eines ist sicher: Sie werden diese Session mit vielen neuen Ideen verlassen wie Sie Ihre Strategie zur Recruiting-Automatisierung Ihres Unternehmens weiter optimieren kö nnen.

 

Whether you are new to Herefish or a seasoned pro, this session is not to be missed. Hosted by Bullhorn’s recruitment automation expert Nasser Agha, this deep dive product session will cover off all things you probably didn’t know you could do with Herefish, including internal surveys, automating candidate record creation, replicating best practices throughout your entire business, dynamic knock-out questions to automatically sift through job applications, and more! Our automation use cases are limitless, but one thing is for certain: you’ll leave this session with fresh ideas on applying recruitment automation to your strategy.

Speakers

14:50-15:00 BST | 15:50-16:00 CEST

Break

15:00-15:40 BST | 16:00-16:40 CEST

Breakout Sessions
Myth-Busting AI: Key Learnings For Staffing and Recruitment Agencies
Track: Partner Roundtable

AI has gone mainstream. Workflow automation, semi-automated sourcing, Chatbots, Texting bots and more are already part of the Bullhorn ecosystem. And if 2020 taught us anything, digital transformation and AI are becoming more strategically important for staffing firms of all sizes. The question now is: what AI strategy will work for your business? This session covers concrete and actionable tips from early-adopter staffing and recruitment agencies, as well as the marketplace suppliers working to improve AI for all.

This session, hosted by Textkernel, covers concrete and actionable tips from early-adopter staffing and recruitment agencies, as well as the marketplace suppliers working to improve AI for all.

Speakers
Why You Should Be Recruiting for EQ Not IQ in Today’s Talent Pool
Track: Partner Roundtable

91% of organisations in the UK struggled to find workers with the right skills over the past 12 months, according to a new report commissioned by The Open University.

Employers are spending more than £6 billion a year on the skills shortage, predominantly through recruitment activities, but buying skills and not building them is a short-term approach, which ultimately won’t pay dividends.

The World Economic Forum ranked EQ (emotional intelligence) as one of the most important skills to have by 2025. It’s also reported that it’s responsible for 58% of professional success.

In the near future, around 66% of new jobs will rely on soft skills, such as collaboration, problem-solving and communication. Or EQ, for short.

Our fireside chat will explore why recruiting someone for their emotional intelligence over their CV, could benefit your business.

Speakers
Best Business Practices for Maximising ROI: What Partners See from Innovative Agencies
Track: Partner Roundtable

Join our panel discussion to hear some of our partners discuss which best practices the most innovative recruitment agencies are implementing today. We’re at an inflection point in technology for the recruitment space, and nobody is better positioned to see what works and what doesn’t than Bullhorn’s partner ecosystem.

Speakers

15:40-15:50 BST | 16:40-16:50 CEST

Break

15:50 - 16:30 BST | 16:50-17:30 CEST

General Session
What's in Your Tech Stack?

How do you scale your recruitment operations through increased productivity facilitated by a full technology ecosystem? Is it true that recruitment companies of tomorrow will actually be technology companies that do recruitment? This panel of seasoned technology leaders, led by Bullhorn’s Joshua Pines, will focus on strategies for navigating internal and external obstacles to scaling large technology implementations and creative ways for utilising and incorporating a variety of ecosystem technologies that are complementary to Bullhorn, such as Marketplace partners.

Speakers

Josh Pines

Bullhorn

Robin Beattie

Spinks

Matthew Weller

G2V Recruitment Group

Will Dennis

Empresaria Group PLC