Breakfast Networking: Recruiting the Perfect Candidate in 2018 (a Cambridge Network event)

Breakfast Networking: Recruiting the Perfect Candidate in 2018 (a Cambridge Network event)

How to recruit the perfect candidate – this session will adopt a practical approach, examining real life examples of the recruitment process from writing job descriptions to interviewing and making selection decisions.

Dates 18 Jan 2018 - This event is in the past.
Opening times 8.00am - 10.00am
Venue Hauser Forum, 3 Charles Babbage Road, CB3 0GT
Organiser name Sara Baxter
01223 746801

Event details:

Breakfast Networking: Recruiting the Perfect Candidate in 2018 (a Cambridge Network event)
Our three speakers will take you on a recruitment journey on how to attract, select and retain the right candidate in 2018. Sharing their individual expertise they will dissect real-life examples demonstrating the implementation of certain recruitment techniques. These include the do's and don'ts of a job description, the language in job adverts and what to look out for in an interview.

About the Speakers

Katherine Wiid, Recrion
Katherine is a specialist in how the language we use affects recruitment and retention. Using her approach to re-imagine job descriptions, interviews and staff management boosts her clients' recruitment and retention success from a typical 50% hit-rate to closer to 90%
Suzanne Smith, Belvoir HR
Suzanne is an independent HR consultant who has a common sense, commercial approach to HR. She believes that whilst employment legislation should be factored into the recruitment process, it should not be allowed to dominate the process.
Claire MacDonald, Johnson Matthey
Claire is a Principal Engineer working in the Clean Air Division of Johnson Matthey, managing a growing team of engineers. She is passionate about recruiting people for their potential and has hands on experience of turning around the way they recruit to increase diversity and retention.


  • 8.00am:  Registration over coffee and breakfast
  • 8.30am: Speakers:
  • 9.30am: Further networking
  • 10.00am: Event close


To attend:

Any Cambridge Network member may attend, there is a small charge of £15+VAT for members. Register by clicking on 'Book Now’. Please log in first using the link at the top of this website where you should be recognised as a current member.
Non-members may also attend this session at a fee of £25+VAT, or they may wish to join as a member and come along to many other networking events for free and breakfast events at the member rate. If you wish to attend this event as a non-member, you will need to register as a website user here to be able to complete the registration process.

Please note that the fee is non-refundable for cancellation within 5 working days of the event.


The Series
If you would like to speak at a future breakfast meeting, please send details of your proposed topic to Louise Rushworth or Sara Baxter for consideration. If there is a topic that you would like to learn more about at one of these sessions, please also get in touch with your suggestion.


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