The HJUK Annual Conference 2023

Published
23 Jan 2023

23 Jan 2023

The Future of Recruitment & Retention in Hospitality

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On 23 February 2023, The HJUK Annual Conference returns! A must-attend for hospitality in-house recruiters, L&D and HR professionals.

With recent ONS figures showing an 83% increase in hospitality job vacancies compared to 2019, join us and leading guest speakers at The HJUK Annual Conference 2023 to discuss 'The Future of Recruitment & Retention in Hospitality'.

Gain exclusive access to industry data, including the results of The UK's Largest Hospitality Salary Survey; plus, insights, trends and best practice on everything from EVP, employee benefits and retaining top talent, to employing students from overseas, grad schemes and varying employment contracts. We'll also hear from the future workforce themselves in what promises to be an enlightening discussion, GenZ Talks.


Schedule:
 

09:30 – 09:55 - Tea & Coffee
 

09:55 – 10:00 - Welcome & Thank You to Our Sponsors

    Speakers:
    Dawn Bowstead, Founder, Hospitality Jobs UK
    Nick Clover, Director & Co-Owner, Hospitality Jobs UK


10:00 – 10:15 - The UK's Largest Hospitality Salary Survey: The Results

    Speaker:
    
Katy Moses, Founder & Managing Director, KAM

10:15 – 10:45 - Employee Benefits: Attracting and Retaining Top Talent

    Speakers:
    HOST: Paul James, Sales Director, Hospitality Jobs UK
    Gabi Clipp, Head of People, Urban Pubs and Bars
    Hayley Connor, Group Head of People, The Bread Factory
    Claire Clarke, Interim People Director, Flat Iron


10:45 – 11:15 - Think Differently: Attract New Audiences to Expand Your Talent Pool

    Speakers:
    
HOST: Sam Chance, Marketing Director, Hospitality Jobs UK

    James Moore MIRP Cert RP, Employer Engagement Manager, Career
    Transition Partnership
    Greg Mangham, Founder, Only A Pavement Away
    Jill Whittaker, Managing Director, HIT Training


11:15 – 11:25 - Hospitality Universities United: The Next Generation of Hospitality Leaders

    Speakers:
    
Dawn Bowstead, Founder, Hospitality Jobs UK
    Lisa Wyld, Head, Missenden Abbey International Hotel School


11.25 - 11.50 - Internships & Grad Schemes: Hospitality Success Stories

    Speakers:
    HOST: Dawn Bowstead, Founder, Hospitality Jobs UK
    Kirsteen Raitt, Group Recruitment Manager, Firmdale Hotels
    Rachel Masing, People Director, ETM Group & Maven Leisure
    Anne Whitworth, Career Lead, Sunderland University in London
    Lisa Wyld, Head, Missenden Abbey International Hotel School


11.50 - 12.10 - Attracting & Recruiting Employees from Overseas

    Speaker:
    Chris Cartledge, Operations Manager, Provenance Collection

12:10 – 12:30 - GenZ Talks: Expectations of The Future Workforce

    Speakers:
    HOST: Saskia Boissevain, Marketing Manager, Otolo
    Francesco Cerasuolo, Student, University of Sunderland in London
    Hristina Ilieva, Student, University of Sunderland in London
    Jade Isidro, Student, University of East London
    Rudy Sreelal, Student, University of East London


12:30 - 13:30 - Lunch & Meet the Students

13:30 – 14:00 - An Inclusive Environment for All: Creating A Successful D&I Strategy and A Stronger LGBTQ+ Workforce

    Speakers:
   
 HOST: Karen Bosher, European Diversity Champion
    Olajide Alabi, Brand Equality, Inclusion & Well-Being Partner, Turtle Bay
    Kerry Crompton-Harris, Director of People & Resourcing, Compass Group
    UK & Ireland
    James Nye, Managing Director, Anglian Country Inns


14:00 – 14:30 - Employment Contracts: Zero Hours, Flexible Working & Employing 14-17 Year Olds

    Speakers:
   
HOST: Rachel House, Director & Co-Owner, Impetus – Creator of Drive
    Monika Prokop, General Manager, Honest Burgers
    Mike Gardner, Managing Director, Appetite4Work


14:30 – 15:00 - Employee Engagement Strategies for 2023 and Beyond

    Speakers:
   
HOST: Chris Fletcher & Kieron Bailey, Owners, Otolo
    Marco Galer-Reick, Human Resources Director, Delaware North


15:00 – 15:05 - Thank You & Goodbye

    Speakers:
    Dawn Bowstead, Founder, Hospitality Jobs UK
    Nick Clover, Director & Co-Owner, Hospitality Jobs UK


PLUS:

Join us for some post-conference networking drinks at TwoRuba (in the Hilton), just a few minutes from the conference, to meet our speakers and chat with your peers.

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Questions?

If you have any questions about The HJUK Annual Conference 2023, we would love to hear from you.

Email: alice@hjuk.com

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