Provoke Breakfast Club: Sticky workplaces: How brands are using digital to attract and retain the best talent

Venue: Haymarket Hotel, 1 Suffolk Place, London, SW1Y 4HX

Time: 8.00am-10.15am (includes sit-down breakfast)

"Provoke Breakfast Club - round-table discussions over breakfast"

In the new global economy, talent is the currency for successful brands. Attracting and retaining great talent from the digital generation requires a world-class digital experience.

Candidates are the ultimate consumers of your brand, and how they feel and think through your recruitment and on-boarding process not only affects whether they want to work with you or not, it also impacts on how they feel about you as their new employer when they sign on the dotted line.

The next in our series of Provoke events explores the opportunities in building a world-class candidate experience, and how to exploit digital workplace technologies to retain premium talent.

This is a free event and includes complimentary sit-down breakfast. To confirm your attendance, please register on our events page here.


Case study: Virgin Media

Neil Chivers, Employer Brand Manager, Virgin Media

With over 15 years’ experience in employer branding and candidate attraction, Neil spent much of his career agency-side working with brands such as Honda, EY, BAE Systems and RBS. He’s now made his home at Virgin Media where he applies creative thinking to the recruitment process to drive a brand-led, direct sourcing strategy. He is passionate about people and improving candidate experience in the recruitment process.

Candidate experience by design

Finding the right talent, on brand, on time, on budget

Pinpointing the right talent for roles can be a constant challenge. The candidate experience is becoming one of the hottest topics for HR and Talent professionals to get right. Bryan will show you how a world-class candidate experience can be revolutionary for your business. This will include:

  • the business impact vs opportunity of candidate experience
  • the wider business opportunities of a world-class experience
  • the importance of your employer brand
  • the process for designing a superior candidate experience

Bryan Adams, Founder & MD, PH Creative

A strong leader with a background in communications, Bryan is a social media addict and inbound marketing strategist with a passion for contagious content and disruptive ideas. He has built a creative and dynamic digital team that is focussed towards assisting corporate business with a wide range of strategic and tactical digital marketing services. Bryan co-authored “Getting Goosebumps: A Pragmatic Guide to Effective Inbound Marketing”. 


Inhuman resources: How digital workplaces can create the right ecosystem for talent retention

Many of us spend the majority of our waking hours in workplaces of one form or another. Often these still apply industrial age mindsets to how we communicate, collaborate and innovate. For the global talent pool of today it’s just not good enough. With zero brand loyalty and the real-time networks to move freely across organisations, the talent we’ve attracted can just as easily walk out the door to join competitors or start disruptive businesses of their own.

Jonathan explores how digital can be used as a competitive weapon to:

  • create compelling places to work
  • retain great talent
  • keep teams engaged and effective

Take away five key lessons across your workplace that combine to create the right environment for talent retention.

Jonathan Seal, Director of Strategy, Mando

Jonathan is a regular speaker at 'Provoke' and other leading digital industry events. An engaging presenter, he makes key trends in digital disruption easy to grasp for any audience. His insights into the most innovative technologies make for not only an interesting talk, but is also grounded in relevance to sectors, so that the audience can take away actions that can be implemented in their own organisations.