Breakfast Networking: Recruiting the Perfect Candidate in 2018 (a Cambridge Network event)

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How to recruit the perfect candidate – this session will adopt a practical approach, examining real life examples of the recruitment process from writing job descriptions to interviewing and making selection decisions.

About the event

Our three speakers will take you on a recruitment journey on how to attract, select and retain the right candidate in 2018. Sharing their individual expertise they will dissect real-life examples demonstrating the implementation of certain recruitment techniques. These include the do's and don'ts of a job description, the language in job adverts and what to look out for in an interview. 

About the Speakers

Katherine Wiid, Recrion: Katherine is a specialist in how the language we use affects recruitment and retention. Using her approach to re-imagine job descriptions, interviews and staff management boosts her clients' recruitment and retention success from a typical 50% hit-rate to closer to 90%.

Suzanne Smith, Belvoir HR: Suzanne is an independent HR consultant who has a common sense, commercial approach to HR. She believes that whilst employment legislation should be factored into the recruitment process, it should not be allowed to dominate the process. 

Claire MacDonald, Johnson Matthey: Claire is a Principal Engineer working in the Clean Air Division of Johnson Matthey, managing a growing team of engineers. She is passionate about recruiting people for their potential and has hands on experience of turning around the way they recruit to increase diversity and retention.


  • 8.00am:  Registration over coffee and breakfast
  • 8.30am: Speakers: Katherine Wiid, Recrion; Suzanne Smith, Belvoir HR; Claire MacDonald, Johnson Matthey
  • 9.30am: Further networking
  • 10.00am: Event close

To attend:

Members: Any Cambridge Network member may attend, there is a small charge of £15+VAT for members.  

Non-members:Non-members may also attend this session at a fee of £25+VAT, or they may wish to join as a member and come along to many other networking events for free and breakfast events at the member rate. If you wish to attend this event as a non-member, you will need to register as a website user here to be able to complete the registration process.

In order to cover our costs for these meetings we will have to charge members £15 / head to confirm your attendance. Please note that the fee is non-refundable for cancellation within 5 working days of the event.

The Series

If you would like to speak at a future breakfast meeting, please send details of your proposed topic to Louise Rushworth or Sara Baxter for consideration. If there is a topic that you would like to learn more about at one of these sessions, please also get in touch with your suggestion.

You can follow @cambnetwork on Twitter and tweet about this event using #breakfastnetworking.

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Location info

Hauser Forum, Hauser Forum, 3 Charles Babbage Road, CB3 0GT

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