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Sponsoring The FIRM's 2018 Spring Conference

We were proud event sponsors alongside Capp, CEB, Reed, Eploy, Creed and Tribepad.

Sharing expertise

Our Joint Managing Directors, David Steel and Tim Gleave, presented at the conference at Manchester’s Doubletree by Hilton Hotel.

To a room of over 80 talent acquisition, resourcing and HR delegates, David and Tim delivered their ‘Activity Without Insight’ quiz. Based around Thomas Carlyle’s famous quote, “there is nothing more terrible than activity without insight”, it highlighted the perils of making key business decisions based purely on zero intelligence.

Commenting on the day, David said, “We always enjoy attending The FIRM conferences and it’s an even bigger thrill when we get the chance to present. Everyone who got up on stage had something interesting to say, be they supplier-side or from the in-house community, so I hope that delegates enjoyed the day and gleaned some valuable insights.”

Tim added, “We were delighted to be a sponsor of this event in the wonderful city of Manchester. It was a privilege to present to an audience of talent acquisition and HR professionals whilst raising awareness of our brand. It was a really fun day!”

About The FIRM

The FIRM (Forum for In-House Recruitment Managers) was founded in 2007 initially as a LinkedIn group and now boasts over 8,500 members in 67 different countries. It hosts a number of events each year, including annual conferences in Manchester, Birmingham and London.

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The importance of business intelligence

The focus of Tim and David's quiz was on the need for businesses to make informed decisions based on data and research. That's what our talent intelligence service uncovers.


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Insights at the centre of our work

All our services have insights at their centre. From understanding competitors and benchmarking salaries and roles to knowing how your brand is perceived, we always work seek and share these insights with our clients.

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