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Collaborate for Growth: HR Forum

calender 28 February 2018
Type:Information and Policy
Venue:Dock Leicester, 75 Exploration Drive
Date:28 February 2018
Time:9am to 1pm
Available To:Members and Non Members
Members Price:Free
Non Members Price:Free


This event is delivered as part of the Collaborate Growing Business Together project and is specifically aimed at businesses based in Leicester and Leicestershire, with fewer than 250 employees (all other bookings will be respectfully declined).*

Leicestershire businesses only

Taking control of attraction and recruitment

Are you reliant on recruitment agencies?
Do you feel the market tightening?
Are you struggling to attract the right candidates?

In the latest East Midlands Chamber Quarterly Economic Survey, 60% of businesses said they had attempted to recruit and 58% of those reported difficulties in doing so. Following in-depth research Access Generation CIC found that two out of three Leicestershire companies had a very poor or non existent job or careers section on their website.

Recent data shows the employment market tightening, competition for experienced candidates is increasing and costs associated with the use of agencies remains high. So, what can businesses do to take control of attraction and recruitment?

This half-day workshop will provide you with the findings from the reseach of over 200 Leicesershire companies enabling you to to learn from the experience and insights gained, find out the do’s and don'ts for the candidate journey, support content and employer brand to help attract and recruit the right candidates.

Workshop outcomes

Participants will understand the key messages required to attract the right candidates and learn how to reduce the cost of recruitment by creating a pool of skilled staff.

There will also be an overview and update of the funding and support available through the ERDF Collaborate for Growth project.

Who should attend

This training workshop is suitable for hiring managers, HR, marketing and operational leads in the sectors of engineering and advanced manufacturing, logistics and distribution, and professional and financial services.


  • 09:00 Registration
  • 09:15 Breakfast and networking
  • 10:00 Welcome and introductions
  • 10:15 Group activity 1 - led by Access Generation CIC
  • 11:00 Break
  • 11:15 Group activity 2 - led by Access Generation CIC
  • 12:30 Q&A
  • 13:00 Close

About the trainer

Chris Tarry, Managing Director, Access Generation CIC has experience in managerial and seniors roles and has built successful teams across sales, marketing and customer services. As a training and coaching expert, Chris has a passion for youth employment and employee engagement. He brings practical experience of competency based recruitment and has previously designed and built an award-winning apprenticeship and a graduate scheme.

Chris founded the community interest company, Access Generation CIC, which aims to encourage businesses to employ inexperienced young people.

To reserve your place please complete the booking form below, to confirm your eligibility to attend we will require you to complete a "SME Enrolment Form" which will be sent to you separately (if not previously completed) - we will then be able to confirm your place at the event.


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