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Talent2017 Skills Summit Videos: Finding, Training And Retaining Talent

Talent2017 was a 3-day skills festival for the digital sector. On the second day of the festival we ran a one-day conference to help businesses gain new insights in how to find and develop talent. The day consisted of talks, practical workshops and networking opportunities.

Talks included:

Building Brighton's Digital Sector. Speaker: Phil Jones, Managing Director, Wired Sussex

Plan to Thrive (not just survive). Speaker: Donald Clark, Director, Plan B Learning

Creating the Future Workforce Now. An insight into Freeformers pioneering work transforming the talent, culture and digital skills of global brands and their new academy programme. Speaker: Adam Freeman, Partner and Head of Talent, Freeformers

If a Tree Falls… Developing creative, targeted recruitment campaigns to ensure that when ‘your tree falls’ it gets heard. Speaker: Alexander Bond, Director, FinProAnalytics

Old Dogs and Young Guns. Inspiring and motivating young talent in a marketing agency for the modern world.Speaker: Mark Iremonger, CEO & Louise Cotton, HR Director, iCrossing

Understanding Your Employer Brand. Exploring best practices for developing a strong employer brand and growing your talent pipeline. Speaker: Katrina Wray Managing Partner, Lift Consultancy

It’s Not You it’s Me! Expert insights to strengthen your recruitment and retention success. Speaker: James Maye, Co-founder and Managing Director, Mind the Product

All of Your Staff are Going to Leave. Learning how to accept the inevitable and make it work for your business. Speaker: Alick Mighall, Managing Director, Miggle

Learning to Coach, Coaching to Learn. Our approach to professional development. Speaker: James Box, User Experience Director, Clearleft

Beyond the Beanbag – Authentic Company Culture and Values. Aligning your business with employee values and aspirations. Speaker: Mike Hollingbery, Founder, BozBoz

Out Foxing the Talent Poachers. A strategy for talent ROI. Speaker: Helen Monk, Head of HR, Crunch Accounting

Growing Up with Your Business. Quick fire presentation, sharing business experience and insight. Speaker: Louise Rawlinson, Senior Project Manager, The Unit

Leadership Trends and Research. Emerging leadership development trends and how these are being addressed by the University of Sussex. Speaker: Kate Thorpe, Business Liaison Manager School of Business, Management and Economics, University of Sussex

Growing Your Talent - Insights From eBay. Learnings from eBay and the key talent questions SME digital business need to be asking themselves. Speaker: Chris Ricketts, Director, Turn10 Consulting

Check out photos from the day on our Facebook page and see the online conversation on our Storify

Thank you!

A huge thanks to all our speakers and all the delegates who contributed so much to the day. Also a special thanks to the festival headline sponsors iCrossing, sponsors City College Brighton & Hove and Crunch, and also to our supporters The Unit, Equal Experts, Madgex, Jellyfish, University of Sussex, WPM, and Gene.

What next?

If you would be interested in attending the Talen2018 Skills Summit please get in touch and we’ll let you know as soon as tickets are released.

If you are interested in talking at the next Skills Summit please drop us an email – we’d love to hear from you.

About the author

Rebecca Groves

Hi, I'm Wired Sussex's Skills and Talent Strategy Lead. I oversee our skills and talent strategy for the regional digital sector. This includes the delivery of activity which addresses this strategy, such as our annual Talent festival, and working with members to help them benefit from our initiatives.

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