BIMA Breakfast | Hire Better Faster Stronger: The Daft Punk Approach to Recruitment 


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Event info
22 Jan 2019
The Club at the Ivy | 9 West St | WC2H 9NE London | United Kingdom
Full Price
£ 30

The average time a graduate spends in their first job is just 18 months. 1 in 4 quit within a year. If your digital business is only as good as your people, it’s clear we need to do more to ensure those people stay.

On 22 January, join us as we explore the changing face of recruitment and retention in digital. We’ll share insights into what matters to the current crop of candidates. And we’ll explore how immersive technologies such as AR, VR and AI are helping brands reinvigorate recruitment and retention.

Who’s this for?

Ideal for digital agencies who are employers, for any organisation looking to attract and retain the emerging Gen-Z graduate market, or for any business looking at ways of applying new technology as part of its engagement, development and retention strategy.


8.30am - Arrive, coffee and networking

8.45am - Talks kick off

10am - Talks end

Tickets are free for BIMA members or £30 + VAT for non-members. To get your BIMA Member discount code email events@bima.co.uk

Event speakers

Tom Hall, Brother & Managing Director at Contented Brothers

Tom’s role as MD started in 1979 when his brother was born. He quickly realised that Birdie was a creative genius and decided to stick close by. 31 years later they finally started Contented Brothers. In between Tom spent a lot of time in higher education, finally admitting that he wasn’t suited to it three years into an PhD on early Tudor dietary guides. He enjoyed the teaching and whiteboard bit though. After that he was co-founder of t5m, an online television network that produced 100s of hours of celebrity and event focused branded content. Tom’s main source of contentment at work is from seeing the talented team who make up the Contented Brothers family grow and develop.

Holly Taylor - People Operations Lead AND Folk Music Fanatic at AND Digital

Since making the jump from Hospitality to Tech, Holly has been able to work with AND Digital to enrich their people proposition by working on engagement and retention strategies in order to retain some of the best talent in the industry. From wellness/benefit perks to robust feedback loops and performance reviews, everything that goes on at AND Digital is focussed on developing their people’s careers.

Holly will provide a snapshot into AND Digital’s niche business structure, and explore how it lends itself to Employee Engagement for the Millennial Mindset and in turn the emerging Gen-Z graduate market.

Erinn Collier, CRO and Co-Founder of just3things

Prior to Just3Things, Erinn was Head of Uber for Business in London, managing Uber's B2B partnerships across a range of industries. She joined the Uber for Business from Salesforce, where she was most recently Regional Vice President for the Salesforce Marketing Cloud, managing a team that sold multi-channel marketing software into clients such as GlaxoSmithKline, Philips, Unilever and Reckitt-Benckiser. Erinn joined Salesforce via their acquisition of Buddy Media in 2012, having opened up Buddy Media’s EMEA office in London in late 2010. She ran both the strategic accounts and agency relationships teams at Buddy Media in New York prior to relocating to Europe, working with the likes of WPP, Omnicom, Publics and Sapient to bring scalable social media marketing solutions to shared global clients.

Erinn graduated with honours from Parsons School of Design in New York City with a BBA in Design & Management, and also holds an MBA with honours from Politecnico di Milano in Milan, Italy. 

Leon Milns, Founder of We are Adam

Disenchanted by the impersonal world of working for a corporate recruitment PLC, Leon launched his own boutique consultancy ADAM 12 years ago. Their raison d’etre is about really getting to know people and they are passionate about helping them achieve their career aspirations as opposed to simply making business transactions.

ADAM have become a national brand and they are synonymous with building long standing and valuable partnerships and relationships within the Agency world. Over the years, ADAM have successfully helped those ambitious companies to identify, attract, hire and most importantly retain their talent so that they have been able to grow and realise their plans. Leon is joining us to offer the modern day recruiter’s viewpoint on how the industry has been evolving and the impact it has had on attracting and retaining the best Talent.  

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