Peterborough: 04.08.2020 CANCELLED Hiring Right – How to Turn Recruiting to Your Advantage

Date and Time

Starts:04/08/2020 5:30 PM

Ends:04/08/2020 8:00 PM

Event Type: Meeting - Dinner

1.5 hours Hour(s)

Best Western Otonabee Inn 84 Lansdowne St. E Peterborough, ON


EVENT Cancelled Rescheduled a Later date TBA


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EVENT CANCELLED Peterborough: 04.08.20, Hiring Right – How to Turn Recruiting into your Competitive Advantage

Based on his #1 Best Selling book Hiring Right, what you learn will make it easier to hire great talent. Simon presents a model for finding, engaging, closing, and retaining the top candidates and high performers in your market. In a world where many organizations emptily proclaim that people are their greatest asset, Simon speaks to the new way of recruiting and hiring great talent that will allow you to turn those platitudes into reality.

None of Hiring Right is theory or blue-sky thinking. Simon tells recruiting stories—some inspirational, others cautionary—drawn from daily life at organizations from around the globe Simon Parkin and his team have worked with. Simon’s hope is that you will find yourself thinking “a-ha!” at various points and nodding in recognition at others.

With the growing competition for the best candidates, attracting, closing, and retaining talent has become a critical success factor for organizations, and it can make the difference between a company that survives and thrives, and one that does not. The good news for you is that every organization – including your competitors – is facing the same challenges. That creates a massive opportunity: the first organization in a market or industry to adapt to those challenges and changes will create a commanding competitive advantage over other employers.

Over the course of Simon’s career, he has seen many changes in the world of recruitment. In recent years, however, those changes have become seismic. If you are involved in recruiting in any way, you need to adapt to this new world. You cannot afford to ignore the changes, and you cannot simply go on doing what you have always done.

The presentation will focus on a model for finding, engaging, closing and retraining the top candidates and high performers in your market.  

Learning Objectives:

At the end of this presentation attendees will be able to:

  • Contribute to the development, implementation and evaluation of employee recruitment, selection and retention plans and processes.

  • Identify HR requirements and attract an retain an effective, qualified workforce.

  • Gain an understanding of the role of recruitment and selection in the structure, process and goals of an organization 

  • This presentation will aid HR professionals in further refining their professional practice as it relates to recruitment and selection – an undervalued yet critical function for any organization.  By participating attendees will be given the knowledge to assess their current recruitment and retention strategies and make necessary changes to ensure their organization remains competitive.  The necessity of cultural fit will also be discussed which can become critical to retention as well as employee engagement.  


5:30 pm: Registration and Networking

6:00 pm: Dinner

6:30 pm: Speaker Presentations

8:00 pm: Q & A 


Speaker bio(s)
 Simon Parkin

Simon Parkin, Founder

Simon Parkin is the Senior Partner, HR & Talent Solutions with The Talent Company, working closely with clients to identify and provide solutions to their current and future HR, talent and recruitment challenges. Simon is recognized as a global thought leader in the acquisition and management of talent and has successfully transformed the Talent and Recruitment functions for clients. Simon has over 20 years of diverse recruitment, talent and human resources leadership experience, mostly with large Global Fortune 100 organizations. Most recently, Simon was the Global Recruitment and Talent leader for a Fortune 100 company, developing and leading large scale recruitment and talent teams around the globe.