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Artificial Intelligence (AI) for Recruitment Briefing

How Can Artificial Intelligence (AI) Reshape the Recruitment Process?

Time: 09:30 - 13:00

Cost: £250 + VAT per attendee 

  • Wednesday 22nd November 

(If you can't attend the live event, we can send a link post event to watch the recording.  Cost: £195 + VAT - please contact registrations@bfi.co.uk

There’s a lot of buzz around the benefits of using AI to enhance the recruitment process. Smart organisations are already leveraging AI-powered recruitment solutions and seeing benefits and cost savings across the board.

Not only do these systems use data, they produce data. 

This unique event will explore the ways HR can harness artificial intelligence to streamline your recruitment processes, enhance decision-making and equip you with the practical strategies to effectively implement AI in your recruitment practices.

Learn the associated risks, legal frameworks and how to ensure your systems will integrate and are compliant. 

At this crucial update you’ll also learn:

  • AI Act – timescales and obligations: What you need to do now and in future to ensure your AI HR policy is compliant across key global jurisdictions
  • The legal and ethical obligations: What the data privacy implications are for your organisation
  • Key audit and compliance steps and when to take them
  • Using AI to enhance recruitment: How to reduce bias risk, leverage predictive hiring methodologies and identify hidden talent
  • How to avoid unfair outcomes and avoid reputational risk

Expert speakers will also share knowledge and practical expertise in extensive Q&A sessions to ensure you leave the event fully equipped to start benefitting from this ground-breaking technology. 

Which functions will benefit from attending

  • HR, Recruitment & Resourcing, CEOs, CFOs, COOs, Chief Talent Officers, CIOs, CTOs, DIRECTORS AND SENIOR MANAGERS FROM Benefits, Compensation, Development, Employee Relations/Communication, Human Capital Management, IT & Technology, Payroll, Training and Learning and recruitment.

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Schedule

Introduction, welcome and housekeeping

Elizabeth Smith

Elizabeth Smith

Director of Research
Business Forums International Ltd. (BFI)

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Elizabeth Smith

Director of Research , Business Forums International Ltd. (BFI)

Elizabeth is director of research and a founding co-director at Business Forums International. She is responsible for all programme content and writing, and researches current areas of interest for senior HR professionals in large organisations. BFI is the UK’s leading HR risk specialist conference and training provider, delivering key and timely information to over 3,000 delegates a year both through public and in-house training courses. Before founding BFI in 1996, Elizabeth specialised in researching corporate financial programmes in Asia and the Middle East, based in Dubai. She also worked in advertising and publishing in the Middle East and London. Elizabeth was educated in the West Indies, Saudi Arabia and Belgium before reading Modern Languages at Durham University. She is currently developing an online training course for line managers to raise awareness of menopause symptoms and ways that employers can work to make their workplaces more inclusive.

Understanding the fundamentals of AI: an overview of key concepts, terminology and tech for HR professionals

Dhiren Master

Dhiren Master

Founder
HRClarity.AI

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Dhiren Master

Founder , HRClarity.AI

Dhiren Master was born in Kenya, Nairobi, grew up in England, graduated from Cambridge University with a degree in Engineering, and an MBA from INSEAD. Since then he has set up a number of his own businesses as well as working for corporates, focused on turnarounds, acquisitions, and start-ups in a diverse number of industries. He has lived and worked in over 11 countries across 5 continents. He is currently founder and owner of HRClarity.Ai, a revolutionary patent pending analytic software that predicts when people are likely to leave, D&I trends, who are likely to be strong and weak line managers, as well as optimising total reward. He holds 4 international patents, a B2C and 3 B2B marketing awards from his time as Marketing Director at Kwik Fit and Global CMO at Salary Finance (a fintech). He started his career as a Research Engineer with GEC, then went onto become a Strategy Consultant with OC&C and Monitor, before becoming Head of Strategy Worldwide for BG Group Plc. He then went on to be CEO of BG Broadband India setting up the first foreign owned optical fibre broadband network in India. After which as CEO of Thermablade Inc, Canada, he developed the world’s first heated ice hockey skate blade. He then went on to invent a new cooking technique to cook paleo food quickly over charcoal. He has served as a founder, Director and Chairman of a number of not-for-profit organisations in the UK and Canada: Find The Time, Prayer Canada, Children’s Camps International, and Opportunity International. He is an author, budding triathlete, loves to read, sketch and sing karaoke."

  • What AI is and isn't: Benefits, challenges and HR applications
  • AI tool selection and evaluation: a checklist for HR
  • The human role: interpretation, insights and ethics
  • Integrating AI into the HR function and recruitment process

Navigating the AI revolution - Managing large skills pools

Greg Shewmaker

Greg Shewmaker

Global C-Level Leader
The Adecco Group

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Greg Shewmaker

Global C-Level Leader , The Adecco Group

Greg is the Head of Global Operations at The Adecco Group. His role includes establishing and operating talent supply chains for Adecco’s largest global customers, as well as overseeing the Group’s strategic Artificial Intelligence initiatives. Prior to The Adecco Group, Greg was the Founder of Food+Future, a multi-year exploration into the future of food with Target, MIT, IDEO, Intel, Google, and others. Food+Future created more than twenty deep tech and consumer product ventures, including TeakOrigin, AI-driven ‘food fingerprinting’, and Good & Gather, which is now Target’s multi-billion-dollar food brand. Greg has 20+ years of experience leading global retail and e-commerce operations at Target, Tesco, and Staples.

  • What does the latest research tell us in terms of the shifting world of work? 
  • How is AI being used for candidate attraction, selection, screening and job matching? Understanding the impact
  • What are the benefits for high volume recruitment and for managing large candidate pools? And what are the short-term negative impacts?
  • The focus on skills: where will AI make the most seismic difference?
  • Leveraging AI as an EDI tool: how to reach and work with vulnerable groups
  • Looking ahead, what are some of the new talent-sourcing possibilities?

Comfort break

Ethical AI and bias mitigation in recruitment

Thomas Ferretti, Ph.D.

Thomas Ferretti, Ph.D.

Lecturer in Ethics and Sustainable Business
University of Greenwich

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Thomas Ferretti, Ph.D.

Lecturer in Ethics and Sustainable Business , University of Greenwich

Thomas is a lecturer at the University of Greenwich, specialising in the ethics of business and artificial intelligence (AI). Before that, he taught at the London School of Economics and held a postdoctoral fellowship at the University of Toronto. His current research project develops ethical guidelines for AI applications in workplaces. Ultimately, his goal in both teaching and research is to inform real-world efforts towards a fair and sustainable economy.

  • How ethical principles can inform the use of AI in recruitment?
  • Direct, Indirect, and structural discrimination when hiring by machine?
  • Human oversight: where should the human fit in?
  • Identifying the necessary skills: are they always the ones you expect?

Q&A session with expert panel

Thomas Ferretti, Ph.D.

Thomas Ferretti, Ph.D.

Lecturer in Ethics and Sustainable Business
University of Greenwich

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Thomas Ferretti, Ph.D.

Lecturer in Ethics and Sustainable Business , University of Greenwich

Thomas is a lecturer at the University of Greenwich, specialising in the ethics of business and artificial intelligence (AI). Before that, he taught at the London School of Economics and held a postdoctoral fellowship at the University of Toronto. His current research project develops ethical guidelines for AI applications in workplaces. Ultimately, his goal in both teaching and research is to inform real-world efforts towards a fair and sustainable economy.

Dhiren Master

Dhiren Master

Founder
HRClarity.AI

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Dhiren Master

Founder , HRClarity.AI

Dhiren Master was born in Kenya, Nairobi, grew up in England, graduated from Cambridge University with a degree in Engineering, and an MBA from INSEAD. Since then he has set up a number of his own businesses as well as working for corporates, focused on turnarounds, acquisitions, and start-ups in a diverse number of industries. He has lived and worked in over 11 countries across 5 continents. He is currently founder and owner of HRClarity.Ai, a revolutionary patent pending analytic software that predicts when people are likely to leave, D&I trends, who are likely to be strong and weak line managers, as well as optimising total reward. He holds 4 international patents, a B2C and 3 B2B marketing awards from his time as Marketing Director at Kwik Fit and Global CMO at Salary Finance (a fintech). He started his career as a Research Engineer with GEC, then went onto become a Strategy Consultant with OC&C and Monitor, before becoming Head of Strategy Worldwide for BG Group Plc. He then went on to be CEO of BG Broadband India setting up the first foreign owned optical fibre broadband network in India. After which as CEO of Thermablade Inc, Canada, he developed the world’s first heated ice hockey skate blade. He then went on to invent a new cooking technique to cook paleo food quickly over charcoal. He has served as a founder, Director and Chairman of a number of not-for-profit organisations in the UK and Canada: Find The Time, Prayer Canada, Children’s Camps International, and Opportunity International. He is an author, budding triathlete, loves to read, sketch and sing karaoke."

Comfort break

Hadley's Comment - Mixing tech and touch: Innovative approaches from across the globe

Tom Hadley

Tom Hadley

Business Coach & International Workforce Consultant
Hadleys Comment

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Tom Hadley

Business Coach & International Workforce Consultant , Hadleys Comment

Tom is an independent consultant and business coach specialising in high-impact strategic communication and workforce issues. Over the last twenty years, Tom has worked with global employers, international institutions, government ministers and two of the UK’s leading business organisations. He reaches into this to provide training and consultancy services in areas such employer brand, leadership, reputation management, research-led campaigning, employee engagement, public speaking and media training. Tom is the author of a number of White Papers and research reports on the evolving world of work and is a regular keynote speaker and media spokesperson. Campaigning activities have focused on Covid-19 business support measures, preparing for Brexit, promoting the positive role of business in society and making change happen on equality and inclusion. During his time as Campaigns Director at the REC, Tom also established the Future of Jobs Observatory to pre-empt future skills needs and the implications of AI adoption. His current work with the International Labour Organization (ILO) involves delivering advocacy training to business bodies from around the world and bespoke support in areas such as evidence-based advocacy and crisis management. Over the course of his career, Tom has been a representative on over a dozen government forums and served on the European board of the World Employment Confederation. He has a Masters in International and European Law from Assas University in Paris and is a fellow of the Royal Society of Arts (RSA). He is a qualified rugby coach and an unrepentant aficionado of 1980s French pop.

Kate Shoesmith

Kate Shoesmith

Deputy CEO
REC

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Kate Shoesmith

Deputy CEO , REC

Kate has been with the REC since March 2013. She is responsible for the REC’s external engagement strategy and providing a leading voice for our industry. Kate is a spokesperson for the REC, regularly appearing in the UK media and speaking on platforms to talk about the jobs market, employment and skills. Kate’s background is in policy and public affairs. Prior to joining REC, she was Head of Policy & Corporate Affairs at City & Guilds. She has been a governor for two London further education colleges and an adviser to a number of external forums, including Business in the Community, UNESCO Education for All, Youth Employment UK and Women in Recruitment.

Caitriona Lannen O’Brien

Caitriona Lannen O’Brien

Regional Leader
LinkedIn

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Caitriona Lannen O’Brien

Regional Leader , LinkedIn

Andrew King

Andrew King

Public Affairs Manager
World Employment Confederation (WEC)

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Andrew King

Public Affairs Manager , World Employment Confederation (WEC)

  • Case study ‘carousel’ - How are HR and recruitment professionals across the world harnessing AI whilst walking the tech V touch tightrope? 
  • How are legislative responses shaping up in different parts of the world and how can the business community help shape public policy outcomes?
  • What can we learn from other countries and what are the emerging ethical and implementation challenges for UK employers?

Tom will provide highly practical insight based on input from experts across the globe and on his current projects for the International Labour Organization (ILO). 

Legal risks and potential penalties: understanding the regulatory landscape

Tarun Tawakley

Tarun Tawakley

Partner
Lewis Silkin LLP

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Tarun Tawakley

Partner , Lewis Silkin LLP

Tarun is a partner in Lewis Silkin’s market leading employment team and is the co-head of the firm’s technology sector group. Outside of his core practice, he sits acts as a non-executive adviser to a fast-growing technology business through Lewis Silkin’s consultancy business, eleven. In a former life, he was the Head of Employment Law and Commercial Litigation at Deliveroo – where he was responsible for all employee, rider and wider commercial disputes across 14 markets. Personal accolades include being recognised in Legal500, Chambers&Partners and the Lawyer’s Hot100 list.

  • AI regulation: where are we now, and what is the direction of travel?
  • Tricky areas: how do we account for positive obligations?
  • Getting it wrong: who pays?
  • Where can it go wrong: where can bias creep in and how can you build in a level playing field?

Final wrap-up

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