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Building the future workforce – On track for #TREC19
Building the future workforce – On track for #TREC19
Attracting talent 04th Apr 2019

In a volatile and increasingly fast-paced world of work, the development of an agile, inclusive and ‘future-fit’ workforce has never been more important or more challenging. Sharing new solutions and innovative approaches is the core aim of this year’s Talent, Recruitment & Employment Conference (TREC), a unique ‘coming-together’ of resourcing professionals, recruitment industry leaders, in-house recruiters, HR Directors and workforce strategy specialists.

TREC is the annual flagship event for the REC’s Good Recruitment Campaign which has over 430 leading UK businesses (employing over 3.2 million UK workers) already involved. Here are seven factors that make this year’s gathering of the good recruitment family more paramount than ever:

  1. Necessity is driving innovation 
    Monthly REC data shows skills and candidate shortages intensifying across most sectors and regions. This in turn is intensifying the need for new solutions and innovative approaches to hiring, workforce planning and productivity. TREC19 will be a melting-pot of new ideas and disruptive thinking!

  2. The pace of change is unrelenting 
    Technology, new resourcing models, evolving skills needs and changing candidate expectations are just some of the ‘forces of change’ at play for resourcing teams and recruitment professionals. TREC19 is an opportunity to take a deep breath and take stock of this changing landscape.

  3. Peer to peer learning is the way forward 
    This is a core message from the high-profile productivity initiative Be the Business, whose CEO Tony Danker will be speaking at the conference, and is also at the very heart of our Good Recruitment Campaign. TREC19 is all about creating a platform for exchanging views on hot topics such as employer brand, candidate experience and 21st century workforce strategies with peers and partner organisations.

  4. The external landscape is increasingly volatile
    The resourcing and recruitment community is not an island! How will political and regulatory developments impact on all our work, and how can forward-thinking organisations adapt to a volatile external environment?

  5. Making change happen on inclusion is a must 
    Policies are in place, intentions are positive but what can employers do differently to create a genuine step-change in inclusion and equality? TREC 19 will showcase practical examples of what works and what doesn’t.

  6. It all comes down to culture 
    How can organisations fix work culture and make jobs more fulfilling, productive and enjoyable? This is the premise of the keynote speech by Bruce Daisley, EMEA Vice President of Twitter and author of the Joy of Work (No.1 Sunday Times Business Bestseller).

  7. Disruption is the new normal 
    How can we disrupt ourselves, take risks, nurture personal leadership and operate beyond the confines of established comfort zones? These themes will be covered by our other keynote speaker, Bonita Norris, the youngest person to reach both the summit of Everest and the North Pole.

TREC19 will be a unique platform for showcasing innovation, developing new approaches and demonstrating that brilliant recruitment is at the heart of economic growth. See you on June 4th, it’s going to be quite a show!

Tom Hadley
Tom Hadley - Director of Policy & Campaigns

Tom Hadley is Director of Policy and Campaigns at the Recruitment and Employment Confederation (REC). His role focuses on lobbying key Government and EU officials on a range of labour market issues and highlighting REC initiatives to promote industry standards, including enforcement of a Code of Professional Practice, audit schemes and the Diversity Pledge. Previous roles include six years at the CBI, working at recruitment and economic development consultancy MBA Training Research & Development, a traineeship within the European Commission and working for the in-house legal department of the French multi-national Vivendi. Find him on Twitter @hadleyscomment.

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