D&I Recruitment Summit 2022

D&I Recruitment Summit

Tuesday 5th July 2022

At Diversity Network's D&I Recruitment Summit on Tuesday 5th July, connect with fellow D&I, HR and Recruitment professionals to share best practice, gain inspiration and discover new tools and resources to aid the recruitment process.

We all know the business case for diversity and inclusion, but from a recruitment perspective, what are the practical steps needed to really embed D&I in your organisation? At this exclusive D&I Recruitment Summit, join us as we examine:

  • What kind of recruitment partners are needed to bring through a good mix of candidates for each role
  • What candidates are looking for in employers, and why inclusion, wellbeing, mentoring and employee support within your organisation really matter
  • How to foster internal talent for longer so employees are less tempted to ‘jump ship’ to your competitors
  • Strategies and digital tools that can help with attracting candidates from diverse talent pools
  • Techniques for eliminating unconscious bias and recruiting well and fairly
  • Making the language in your vacancy adverts more inclusive
  • Measuring diversity and inclusion in your organisation and setting your company on the pathway to better recruitment success 

This in-depth event features a mix of insightful presentations, a live panel discussion, breakouts and an interactive meetup session. Discover lots of practical ideas and resources to help you make a real difference in the year ahead, and network with others in your field to share ideas and inspiration.

  • Discover new software tools and strategies to benefit diversity and inclusion in your organisation
  • Ignite passion for diversity and inclusion initiatives within your organisation and facilitate greater change for good
  • Connect with other professionals also looking to upgrade their D&I strategies and work together to advance change

Diversity Network Recruitment Summit | Agenda

Tuesday 5 July 2022

12pm – 1pm BST

Responding to The Great Resignation: The Challenge for Recruiters

  • Why employers are prioritising diversity and inclusion and what recruiters should do about it
  • Resisting the temptation to recruit by diversity metrics alone, just to hit certain quotas, and how to attract an excess of diverse talent 
  • What are the real possibilities and challenges for the future of work and the way we work? What are the expectations among candidates, clients and recruiters? 
  • What skills do recruiters need to be able to deliver great service to candidates and clients?

1pm – 2pm BST

Top Techniques for Attracting and Retaining Diverse Talent

  • Reframing the way we describe roles in adverts to attract a good mix of candidates from the start
  • Outlining the  difference between diversity and inclusion, and resisting the temptation to focus solely on diversity (which is essentially a numbers game) and not on inclusion and belonging (which is what will help to foster employees and retain them for longer)
  • Ensuring that employees are well supported from the moment they are recruited, throughout their onward career, and how best to foster diverse talent throughout the organisation
  • The role of stay interviews and exit interviews and how to keep in touch with what employees think about your company

2pm  – 3pm BST

Assessing the Statistics: Why Diversity in the Workplace Makes Sense 

  • Outlining the positive impact that a diverse workforce has on business results and stock value
  • How statistical analysis supports that diverse workforce will enable  your company to become more productive, more profitable and more sought-after by employees
  • Taking a data-driven approach to diversity retention,a nd why it is essential to begin measuring diversity turnover and its costs
  • Why employee retention is essential if you want diversity at higher organizational levels
  • Diverse employees are by nature, diverse, and must never be treated as a single, homogenous group
  • Measuring and rewarding managers for developing and retaining diverse employees

3pm – 4pm BST

Improving Your Recruitment Strategies

  • Interview effectiveness tips – why you need to hold the hiring manager’s comments until the end
  • How video recording your candidate interviewsccan improve your hiring results
  • How to adjust your CV screening process to make it more objective
  • What makes a good hiring board? What kind of representation needs to be considered?
  • Not just talking the talk, but walking the walk – why it is essential to have the right systems, strategies and procedures in place to support and integrate new employees from the moment they are hired

4pm – 5pm BST

Panel Discussion: Effective Recruitment and Retainment Strategies to Support a Diverse Workforce

  • Supporting diverse affinity groups and setting up new Employee Resource Groups to ensure that all employees are fully supported
  • What are the biggest challenges of recruiting well and fairly? How do you begin to turn the curve in organisations where diversity and the culture of inclusion is still a very long way off?
  • How best can we overcome unconscious bias in the workplace to make sure that we don’t end up with many individuals of a particular gender, interest type or character type?
  • Avoiding your organisation becoming a ‘revolving door’ for diverse employees
  • What kind of difference can be made throughout an organisation while we are still waiting for equal representation at leadership level?
  • Adjusting company culture to encourage equal opportunity and to make sure that employees feel comfortable bringing their whole selves to work

Former Speakers at Diversity Network's Recruitment Summit include:

Neil Armstrong

Commercial Directo


Joanne Lockwood

Joanne Lockwood

Diversity & Inclusion Advisor

SEE Change Happen

Nicole Mack

Nicole Mack

Research Statistician

RTI International

Richard Britton

Richard Britton

Former CEO


Tom Lakin

Tom Lakin

Innovation and Diverse Hiring

Resource Solutions

Sophie Theen

Sophie Theen

Chief Customer Operations Officer

Oakem Ltd

Emily Simons

Emily Simons

Recruitment Manager

The Stephen James Partnership

Nicky Garcea

Nicky Garcea



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Great to be able to share our own experiences and tips but also to learn from other sectors.
Thank you... You are opening up a whole new realm of tech that I didn't know existed.
Thank you very much to you all for putting on a highly professional and great show!!
Thank you very much for an excellent and thought provoking conference. Many thanks to the team for organising such a great event.