The Engage Executive Jobs Seminar 2014

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Chief Executive of REC expresses importance of retaining talented staff to Dorset business community

 Attraction + engagement = performance: That was the simple equation which could increase productivity by 31% and transform many UK businesses, according to Kevin Green, CEO of the REC and guest speaker at the annual Jobshop UK and Engage Executive Jobs seminar on Wednesday 22nd October.

During his hour long presentation at the Harbour Heights Hotel which was full to capacity with guests from the local business community, Mr Green covered key issues in today’s employment and economic market including the increase in self-employment, skills shortage, the growth being seen in all sectors of industry, the rise in starting salaries, and the aging population.

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Mr Green’s lively and engaging analogies cleverly mixed thought provoking statistics with relevant examples of how the current employment market needs to focus on the recruitment of high calibre staff, then retaining that talent in order to compete in a market suffering such a severe skills shortage, which has increased from just 9 to 47 listed skills over the last year.

Other positive statistics highlighted by Mr Green included; Job vacancies are highest since 1988; all regions and sectors are experiencing growth; starting salaries are rising, and 80% of employers will grow their workforce in the next month.  The overall message was one of a ‘dynamic, flexible and booming jobs market.’

Jobshop UK directors, Tracey Wood and Frances Miles, used the seminar to officially introduce the new executive recruitment director, for sister company, Engage Executive Jobs, Sally Bennett.  Sally joins the company with over 12 years’ experience of recruitment in both agency and corporate organisations including Farrow and Ball.


Jobshop UK & Engage executive director, Tracey Wood, said: “We are delighted with the attendance at our fourth annual employment seminar. Kevin Green is always an engaging speaker and we are particularly thrilled he takes time out of his busy schedule to speak at our events.  One of the themes of the presentation centred around the need for companies to understand that best recruitment practices link very strongly with a company’s brand which is essential to attracting candidates in the current market.  With this in mind the REC launched The Good Recruitment Campaign this year, which we will be promoting to our clients.”



Employment & Recruitment Seminar 2014

Jobshop UK & Engage Executive Jobs Announce Recruitment & Employment Confederation CEO Kevin Green as Guest Speaker at Annual Seminar

Kevin Green

Engage Executive Jobs and Jobshop UK are delighted to announce the Chief Executive of the Recruitment & Employment Confederation, Kevin Green, as the guest speaker for its 3rd annual Employment Seminar on the 22nd October at the Harbour Heights Hotel, Poole.

Using his wealth of professional knowledge and personal insight, the former HR Director of the Royal Mail, Kevin Green will be discussing the new challenges employers face as economic growth takes off, the changing shape of the UK Jobs market, talent shortages and what employers need in order to attract and retain talent in the next few years.

Jobshop UK and Engage Director, Tracey Wood said: “We are thrilled to have confirmed Kevin as our key speaker for this year’s annual seminar.  Kevin’s vast and in-depth knowledge of the recruitment and employment market always makes him a popular and well respected guest who brings interesting, challenging and informative discussion to the event.”

The Jobshop UK and Engage Executive Annual Seminar will take place on 22nd October 2014 between 11.30 and 2pm at the Harbour Heights Hotel, Poole. Tickets cost £20 and include a buffet lunch.  Early booking is advised as capacity is strictly limited for this exclusive event. Tickets and further details are available from or 01202 674488.

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