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The Future of Recruitment - Part 1:The Road Ahead!

Irish Recruiters, in conjunction with

Wednesday, June 3, 2009 from 1:45 PM to 7:30 PM (BST)

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Welcome to Irish Recruiters first conference: "The Future of Recruitment - Part 1: The Road Ahead"

This is the first of a two part series that will look at how technology is revolutionising the recruitment industry in Ireland and all around the world. This is a unique opportunity to bring social network, agency, job board and multi-national recruitment leaders together to talk about their particular companies and industries and give their opinions on the road that lays ahead with the recession we are currently in, the evolution of unified communication, the empowerment of individuals using social media, search engine sourcing through Google, Yahoo and Live, database mining, the expansion of cloud computing and the increasing number of business models entering the market through technical innovation.

The conference will include content on:

  • Who exists in LinkedIn and how to use it effectively to recruit. How will it evolve and what is the future roadmap of the platform.
  • What challenges the largest recruitment agency and job board in Ireland are experiencing in the current climate and their views on technology and the future of recruitment.
  • How Microsoft recruits and what are some of the challenges it is currently experiencing in the global and Irish market place. As well as best case examples of sourcing, recruitment branding and the use of the Internet.
  • How cloud computing is evolving recruitment and what skills, tools and techniques are needed to be a savvy internet recruiter.
  • The future trends, techniques and technologies from around the world that are radically changing the way recruitment will be done in the future.
  • Examples of Irish companies that are offering innovative recruitment products and services and connecting to job seekers in new ways.
  • Examples of iPhone job apps that have already hit the world market.

On the day we have some excellent presenters contributing to the debate on what is the future of recruitment and offering very specialised views on what changes they are witnessing in their own businesses and verticals. I'm glad to say that some of the most impressive recruitment leaders in Ireland have agreed to take part. I'm hoping from them and the people who attend we will have a hugely educational and very interactive day which will allow all who come go away with a fresh new lens from which to review and improve the way technology is changing the industry.

As well as listening and learning the event will also be an excellent opportunity for you to take part and voice your opinion by asking questions at the end of individual presentations or during the panel discussion.


Declan Fitzgerald, Global Sourcing Manager, Global Central Sourcing Team (GCST), Microsoft

Declan has over 13 years experience in HR and recruitment and is currently a recruitment evangelist and global sourcing manager in Microsoft. He currently  specialises in creating sourcing initiatives to support the companies move to distributive development in India, China, Israel, Denmark, UK and Ireland. He is the author of the Irish CyberSleuth blog and has given sourcing training to teams in Europe, Israel, China, Singapore, Korea, Vietnam, Indonesia and Australia.

Joe Ffrench, Recruitment and HR Senior Manager, Microsoft

Joe has over 15 years experience in human resources and recruitment. He manages the recruitment for Microsoft's 1200 employees business in Ireland across a range of operations, sales & marketing and research & development disciplines.

Anne Heraty, Founder and CEO of CPL Resources PLC.

Anne is one of Ireland's brightest recruitment minds and is CEO of CPLs recruitment agency portfolio and HR services business. She is a winner of the Ernest and Young Female Entrepreneur of the year and widely recognised as one of the most successful business women in the country.

Jane Lorigan, CEO of

Jane has been CEO of for over 4 years and is also a board director of Saongroup which is an Irish company that is one of the fastest growing online recruitment companies in the world. The group has expanded quickly in the last 2 years and now has operations in the UK, USA, Canada, China, India, The Gulf, Caribbean, Central America and South Africa.

Patrick Traynor of LinkedIn

Patrick is sales manager for corporate solutions for LinkedIn. He has 15+ years experience in sales positions in a variety of online industries and is currently helping LinkedIn expanded its market share into Europe.


1.45 - 2.00  Registration

2.00 - 2.30  Intro - "Recruitment Darwinism. Where are we now" by D Fitzgerald

2.30 - 3.15  Irish Jobs - "Challenges that exist and the future" by J Lorigan

3.15 - 4.00  CPL - "Challenges that exist and the future" by A.Heraty

4.00 - 4.30  Break - Tea, Biscuits & Networking

4.30 - 5.15  Microsoft - "Challenges and innovation in a flat world"! By J Ffrench

5.15 - 6.00  LinkedIn - "Some facts! Tips, Products & the Road Ahead" by P Traynor

6.00 - 6.15  Short Break

6.15 - 7.00  "Cloud Recruitment and what is an internet recruiter" by D.Fitzgerald

7.00 - 7.30  Q&A Live Mic Session

7.30 -         Finger Food & Networking

If you have any questions you would like to have asked at the live mic session please send them to declanfi [at] To kick off the discussion I will be asking some of the best to the panel.

Terms and Conditions

  • Cancellation muse be received by email and will be acknowledged by email.
  • Cancellation received 30 days before the start day of the event, will incur a 25% cancellation charge.
  • Cancellation received 14 days before the start date of the event will incur a 100% cancellation charge.
  • In the event that the conference is cancelled, the liability of the organiser will be limited to the refund of any fees paid. The organiser ia not liable to any consequential loss.
  • No video, audio or photographic recordings can be used at the conference without the expressed permission of the organiser. 


  • While the programme is correct at time of publication, the organiser reserves the right to change the details of the event without notice.
  • Views expressed by speakers are their own. The organiser, disclaims liability for any advice given, or views expressed, by any speaker at the event.
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When & Where

Westbury Hotel
Grafton Steet

Wednesday, June 3, 2009 from 1:45 PM to 7:30 PM (BST)

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