Last week we held the first of our 2017 NFP Networking & Lunch events at a brand new venue, The Balls Brothers, Minster Court. We got together with some new and old friends for a spot of lunch and some great discussions about the ‘Common challenges NFP Recruiters face’ and whether ‘what you first see with candidates is what you get?’
Last week we held our first Corporate Recruiters Manchester event for 2017 at The Castlefield Rooms (Dukes 92). As possibly one of the best events we've had so far in Manchester we wanted to have a catch up with one another and let you all know how it went. The reason? To simply provide you with the information and happenings of the evening so if you missed it, you can see what to look forward to at our next one in June. So thinking about it now, what did we learn about improving our Employer Brand?
It seems like only the other month we ran our last Corporate Recruiter’s Networking Evening. I just opened my calendar to check and it was February that we last got together in Brown’s Restaurant Covent Garden. The year is flying by so fast it’s worth taking a little time out away from the madness of the day to day to get a little more strategic. This I suspect was the aim the 40 of us who turned up at the Sway Bar in London on Tuesday evening to talk about Talent Brand, Attracting Talent and all things related.
Tuesday 3rd February is a date that will be etched in networking event history, okay might be exaggerating a little, but it was a big day for the team at EasyWeb as they launched their first corporate networking event in London.
Adrian (our Chief Ideas Officer) had been given the thankless task of trying to convince interesting speakers to attend an event with no previous history. Somehow he managed to convince Chris Brown (Talent Solutions Director, Linkedin UK) and Ravi Edwards (Client Relationship Director, Glassdoor UK) to help support the event. We’re not sure how he did it, but Adrian put it down to “the luck of the Irish”. It’s worth noting that this was delivered in his Milton Keynes/Cockney accent, and how “Irish” Adrian actually is has become a great source of debate in the office.
Thursday 29th January saw a few dozen brave souls battle some bad weather to attend the 2nd Corporate Recruiters Networking event for our Manchester Group. The team were a little worried at midday when “Severe Weather Warnings” were issued for the Manchester area, and unfortunately some people were not able to make it. Despite the lower than expected attendance, there was a great atmosphere with at least half of the attendees having been to the first event in November. (See the report here.)
We launched the Manchester group on 4th November at Rain Bar in the city centre, which was attended by recruiters from Co-op, Siemens and High Street shop Bonmarche as well as a host of other in-house recruiters and HR professionals from a variety of organisations. The event was due to start with refreshments and food from 6.15pm but people hungry (for knowledge) and thirsty (for free drinks), started arriving shortly before 6pm. Despite mild panic Leanne, Ben and Sean did a great job of greeting everyone and kept Simon, our barman for the night, very busy.