D&I Recruitment Summit 2022

D&I Recruitment Summit

Tuesday 5th July 2022

Through Diversity Network's D&I Recruitment Summit sessions, hear from the experts, 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? In these D&I Recruitment Summit sessions, discover:

  • 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 and a live panel discussion. Discover lots of practical ideas and resources to help you make a real difference in the year ahead.

  • 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

11am – 12pm BST

Assessing the Statistics: Why Diversity in the Workplace Makes Sense 

  • Starting from within – why its important to begin internally

  • How to make your organisation more inclusive right now – from senior leadership to line managers 

  • Celebrating diversity 

  • How to bring talent in and the right way to do this 

  • Keeping the workforce engaged: challenges and tips 

Amareet Kaur, Global Head of Talent Acquisition and Inclusion, Compusoft 

12pm – 1pm BST

Rethinking Your Approach to Accessible Recruitment

  • Label jars, not people: Adding accessibility into your meeting invites

  • Asking people what adjustments they require and what their preferred communication methods are

  • Saying the word ‘disability’ – differently abled, people of all abilities, disAbility , diffAbled are all euphamistic and can be considered patronising

Amber Tratter, Strategic Development Manager, Australian Network on Disability

1pm – 2pm BST

Responding to The Great Resignation: The Challenge for Recruiters

  • Why employers are prioritising diversity and inclusion and what recruiters should do about it
  • How it intersects with EDI and Psychological Safety 
  • 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?

Sasha Scott, CEO, Inclusive Group

2pm – 3pm 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

Heidi Heseltine, Founder, Diversity Study Group and CEO, Halcyon Recruitment

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

Adam Tobias, Co-Founder, Inventum Group


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


Tracey George, Chief Operating Officer, TPP Recruitment

Hilary Fertig, Head of Operations and Development, Employment Autism

Terri Wickett, Partner, Triton Exec

Our Speakers

Heidi Heseltine

Heidi Heseltine

Founder, Diversity Study Group, & CEO

Halcyon Recruitment

Adam Tobias


Inventum Group

Amareet Kaur

Amareet Kaur

Global Head of Talent Acquisition and Inclusion

Compusoft Group

Tracey George large

Tracey George

Chief Operating Officer

TPP Recruitment

Hilary Fertig

Head of Operations and Development

Employment Autism

Amber Tratter

Amber Tratter

Strategic Development Manager

Australian Network on Disability

Terri Wickett

Terri Wickett


Triton Exec

Sasha Scott

Sasha Scott


Inclusive Group

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