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Recruitment Conference - call for content


Annual Student Recruitment Conference & Awards 2018

9-10 July | Celtic Manor Resort, Wales

Call for content

We are delighted to announce that over 150 members have already registered to attend this year’s ISE Student Recruitment Conference & Awards event which will celebrate 50 years of the organisation.

This landmark date will be reflected in the conference programme demonstrating how far we have come as a profession as well as looking towards the future and the challenges that lie ahead.

We have confirmed a fantastic line-up of keynote speakers in place including Professor Steve Petersauthor of the best-selling personal development book The Chimp Paradox

Now is the time to add the much awaited breakout sessions to the programme.

We are particularly keen to receive submissions for sessions that are led by employers or include employers as co-presenters.

The Conference Programme Planning Committee have identified a range of themes and now invite submissions for the conference breakout sessions.

Key points to note prior to making a submission

  • All presenters will need to purchase a ticket to attend the event with the minimum being a one day conference pass.

  • Sessions should be inspiring, potentially evidence-based and provide valuable take-aways. They should not be regarded as ‘sales pitches’.

  • At least one of the presenters for the session must be from an ISE member organisation.

  • All submissions for the 2018 programme must be made via the online submission system using the links below.

Key themes

1 Data for decision making and business process reengineering
  •  Multi-channel digital attraction which channels work for which personas?
  •  How to interpret data to improve outcomes
  •  What is good ROI for your sector?
  • Linking recruitment data to development data
  •  Data analytics for recruitment

To submit a proposal on this theme learn more >

2 Digitalisation: impact on the recruiter, recruitment and world of work
  •  Recruitment automation: benefits, implications, candidate experience etc.
  •  How to develop your team: what digital skill set will they need?
  •  Innovative practice (must demonstrate a proven impact)
  •  CRM in recruitment
  •  Digitalisation of the workforce

To submit a proposal on this theme learn more >


3 Diversity and inclusion
  •  Is a level playing field achievable – what are the benchmarks?
  •  Understanding the student mind-set of diverse groups. How to overcome perceptions and prejudices?
  •  How are we adapting recruitment to accommodate diversity?
  •  What is life like for disadvantaged students and how we adjusting recruitment processes?
  •  What do students think about how we are approaching diversity?
  •  What is the impact of influencers on recruiting students from a diverse background?
  •  How to build the aspirations of first gen students?
  •  Ethics of unpaid internships

To submit a proposal on this theme learn more >

4 Degree Apprenticeships
  •  What do students think about going down the apprenticeship route?
  •  What is the impression influencers have of apprenticeships?
  •  What are the attraction challenges of degree apprenticeships?
  •  How to communicate with the influencers: parents, schools, peer groups?
  •  Should we increase marketing spend and target the influencers?
  •  How to educate the educators: careers teachers/head teachers/colleges?

To submit a proposal on this theme, learn more >


5 Employers and universities working together for student success
  •  To design a relevant curriculum
  •  To improve the aspirations of students
  •  Widening participation outside of the M25 to improve regional recruitment
To submit a proposal on this theme, learn more >


6 Stakeholder management
  •  Managing up/managing expectations of board
  •  Influencing the political landscape/lobbying Westminster
  •  Mixing data with anecdotes to get emotional buy-in
  •  Skill set needed for stakeholder management

To submit a proposal on this theme, learn more >


7 Future thinking
  •  Aligning recruitment with future business needs
  •  Talent demand planning: what skills will be needed 3-5 years’ time
  •  Changing landscape of HE and impact on graduate recruitment
  •  The millennial recruiter – skills and aspirations
  •  Brexit: likely impact for employers and universities and how to plan?
  •  Role of the Office for Students to prepare graduate talent for employment

To submit a proposal on this theme, learn more >


8 Technical briefings to form a Masterclass Series

Fact-heavy informative, pacey briefings on core technical topics all recruiters need to know.

Ranging from: the legal aspects of apprentice and graduate recruitment to how to develop
degree apprenticeships – the journey by a university and employer.

To submit a proposal on this theme, learn more >


Deadline for submissions EXTENDED to: 5pm on Monday 16 April 2018.  

If you have any queries, please contact Vivienne Wootten, ISE Membership & Events Manager.


Global Conference 2018

11 July | Celtic Manor Resort, Wales

To submit a proposal for the Global Conference >

Deadline for submissions: 5pm on Monday 30 April 2018.  

If you have any queries, please contact Meryl Folb, ISE Consultant.