How to stand out to your future employees

Date: Tuesday 28th January 2020
Time: 08:00 AM - 09:30 AM
Location: Virgin Money, 48 - 50 Market Street, Manchester, M1 1PW
SME Club

Do you want to know how to appeal to discerning candidates?

 Are you wondering what attracts candidates to a potential opportunity?

Nowadays, in a number of sectors, candidates are well and truly in the driving seat and employers must work hard to distinguish themselves from their competition in order to secure the best talent.

In this panel discussion, using data from an extensive survey of professionals from a range of different sectors, including legal, recruitment & HR, we’ll be giving in insight into exactly what candidates value most in a role, the most common reasons why people move jobs and how most people go about starting their job search. We’ll also touch upon what employers can do to improve the recruitment process for candidates.

You’ll come away with a better understanding of exactly what people are looking for so that you can refine your employer offering and greaten your appeal to talented candidates and ultimately, your future employees.

About the Speakers:

Duane Cormell Director - Realm Recruit

Duane is the co-founder and director of Realm Recruit, a specialist legal recruitment consultancy. As well as leading the team at Realm, Duane’s role is focused on helping law firms to improve their employer brand and employee engagement. 

Duane is also the founder of He delivers webinars on wide variety of topics that help both aspiring and qualified lawyers to not just find the right role for them, but to make the most of the opportunities they’re given. 

He is a member of the Future pro-manchester committee, an iMA affiliate, and an Alumni Ambassador for local charity Forever Manchester.

Lily Shippen Managing Director - Lily Shippen

Lily is the Founder and Managing Director of Lily Shippen, a boutique, specialist secretarial recruitment firm with offices in Manchester and London. Lily’s team are experts in connecting EAs, PAs, Chiefs of Staff, Office Managers and business support professionals with top companies across the UK and overseas. They meet everyone they work with and offer specialist PA training as part of their recruitment service.

Personally, Lily has eight years experience of recruiting business support staff and so brings an excellent understanding of what employees and employers are looking for when hiring and searching for a new role, especially in such a candidate-short market.

Argyro Fasoura MBPsS, MSc Business Psychologist - Impact Consulting Psychologists

Argyro is a Business Psychologist at Impact, with an MSc in Organisational Psychology from Alliance Manchester Business School (BPS accredited). A Graduate Member of the British Psychological Society (MBPsS), she gained experience in the HR sector early in her career working for large companies in the retail and technology sector. Argyro understands the basis of managing the whole employee cycle (from talent attraction to leaving the business) and uses her knowledge and experience to help organisations to thrive. She currently works on designing workshops, facilitating development centres and delivering ability and personality feedback and reports.

Michael Jefferies - Jefferies Solicitors

Michael is the founder and managing director of Jefferies Solicitors, a specialist personal injury law firm.

Michael is extremely proud of Jefferies’ reputation as a flexible and dynamic employer. The business was an early adopter of flexible working and for the last 15 years or so, Michael’s employees have benefited from flexi-time, reduced hours and home working, along with various other wellbeing initiatives.

Interested In The Event?

If you’re interested in attending, you can book online here.