Recruiting Excellence, Brussels Day 2

The international conference Recruiting Excellence has ended a week ago now. So it seems time to tell you about the final day of the conference.

Today started with a splendid overview on how numbers can work in Global recruitment at Shell, by Chris Goscomb. Knowing exactly what universities are able to let go each year in what part of the world, knowing how many people are able to perform in your market and knowing where they come from gives you ammunition to headhunt.

The next speaker, Karl Franzmann, recently changed to Pimco, brought us all back to school, discussing the input for the good working international graduate recruitment strategy at Renaissance Capital, in the emerging markets.

Followed by Proctor&Gamble and how they grow their own people from within. Graduate recruitment at P&G is second nature. Some very nice examples were given by Signe Svensson.

Lunch and 2nd day of conference means “Graveyard session”. Luckily KPMG was next with Ruth Stokes and Sara Reading… No graveyard session at all! In a very energetic performance they brought us all pro and contra from the last the generations at work, the Babyboomers, Gen X and Gen Y. Always are very interesting topic,

although is this Gen thing not only for the spoiled Western World? Do Emerging market experience this in the same way?

Discussing the Employer Brand development at ING was a very interesting journey through the philosophy of ING management behind Employer Branding. Unfortunately there has been used lots of one way communication. But no worries, they are still working on it.
Chris Kersbergen, ING Group, ended today session with a very good question:

Where to cut cost in your organization, during crisis, and how to make sure it won’t be Labourmarket communication!

If you have any comment on this, let me know.

After a big hand for the organization Jacob Flemming, represented by Petra Konova and Inna Semiglaz.

Peer and I enjoyed our dinner in Brussels and felt good about the past 3 days chairing the conference were we got some nice fresh new insights in various HR and Recruitment topics and how they are experienced in the emerging markets.

Next Recruiting Excellence will be in Spring 2009, Prague.


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