Candidate Experience as a USP

  • Our Clients are Important to our Business

Discover the enduring impact that top class candidate engagement makes on candidate experience throughout the process, and ultimately enhancing offer acceptance and reducing reneges and drop outs.

Find out about what other organisations are doing to ensure the experience for candidates is real, transparent and connecting.

The event will be hosted in central London and will run from 2:30pm until 5:30pm.

The afternoon will revolve around Candidate Experience as a USP and will feature three speakers who will in turn present data, trends and thoughts on market best practice.


2:30 – 2:45pm – Welcome and Introduction – Will Shepherd – CEO at Cohesion

2:45 – 3:30pm – Nina Stobart – Head of UK Graduate Resourcing at Grant Thornton

3:30 – 3:45pm

3:45 – 4:30pm – David Dewey – CEO at Shortlister

4:30 – 5:15pm – The Candidates experience (panel of students)

5:15 – 5:30pm – Synopsis & Close – Will Shepherd

5:30 – 6:30pm
– Drinks and Networking

Guest Speakers

David Dewey, CEO of Shortlister

Significant improvements to your candidate experience are achieved through a series of marginal gains. We’ll provide you with a strategy on how to identify your candidates pain points and show you how simple technology can be utilised to deliver a standout candidate experience.

Head of UK Graduate Resourcing at Grant Thornton

Grant Thornton have changed their approach to the trainee recruitment process.  By putting people and our culture at the heart of the candidate experience, they adopted the principle ‘it’s not what you do, but how you do it’ and this has helped set them apart from the market.

This session explores how at every touch point Grant Thornton have strived to give all candidates a stand out and personal experience. Moving away from the bulk recruitment norm of ‘selling and sifting’ to a culture whereby they nurture every single candidate,
creating brand advocates in the process.

As well as a discussion session with a panel of this year’s students that have recently been through the application process.

This Insight Day will finish around 5:30pm where drinks will be provided as well as the opportunity to network with group.

This event will prove to be an excellent forum for
discussing and sharing thought leadership and best practice.

Wednesday 20th March 2019

2:30pm – 6:00pm | London

Register your interest for this event here.