Larry Roberts | Vistage UK
Speaker Bio

Larry Roberts

With over 20 years’ experience in professional and executive recruitment, former Vistage member Larry’s passion is helping business leaders and managers with responsibility for attracting, screening; hiring and on-boarding of new recruits, to see through the fog of today’s complex multi-channel and candidate-driven workplace environment in order to achieve recruitment success.

Filled with practical and easy to implement tips, advice and insights, Larry’s thought-provoking and entertaining workshops will challenge outdated hiring perceptions and enable delegates to eliminate the easily avoidable mistakes that conspire to put top talent off working for them.

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Besides being a Vistage member, Larry spent seven very successful years as Head of Sales and Marketing for a multi-award winning HR and Payroll software company (during which time the company’s turnover, profit and employee numbers more than doubled) before joining Vistage UK’s Head Office team in 2010.

Today, Larry talks to business leaders’ groups and trade and industry associations about how to find and retain top talent and outside of his business and recruitment-related activities, he is Chairman of the Bedlingtonshire Development Trust; and an active member of The Entrepreneurs Forum voluntary mentor program.

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Winning the War for Talent

Attracting and retaining top talent is consistently the no. 1 challenge facing UK businesses today, but if top talent is your passport to market share and profitability, shouldn’t all of your company processes be aligned to attracting and retaining it?

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Winning the War for Talent

Overview:

Back in 1997, management consultants McKinsey said; “The War in the 21st Century won’t be for profit, it will be for talent - with market share and profitability occurring as a natural by-product of attracting and retaining the right people”.

Attracting and retaining top talent is consistently the no. 1 challenge facing UK businesses today, but if top talent is your passport to market share and profitability, shouldn’t all of your company processes be aligned to attracting and retaining it?

Outline:

During this hard-hitting and entertaining workshop, Larry will take you on a journey through:

  • Recruitment channels and their effectiveness
  • Developing a culture of continuous recruiting
  • Recruitment through the eyes of the candidate
  • Recruiting for values/behaviours – what is it? How do I do it?
  • Recruitment as an exercise in reputation management
  • Identifying and eliminating some avoidable mistakes and removing the barriers to recruitment success
  • Interview questions – which ones to ask and which ones not to ask!
  • How to get the best from 3rd party recruiters and the importance of choosing the right one
  • Psychometric and other decision-support tools - do they work and which one should I use?
  • Ok, so you’ve appointed your new recruit – how do you ensure they turn out to be successful?

Winning the War for Talent

Attracting and retaining top talent is consistently the no. 1 challenge facing UK businesses today, but if top talent is your passport to market share and profitability, shouldn’t all of your company processes be aligned to attracting and retaining it?

Read more

Winning the War for Talent

Overview:

Back in 1997, management consultants McKinsey said; “The War in the 21st Century won’t be for profit, it will be for talent - with market share and profitability occurring as a natural by-product of attracting and retaining the right people”.

Attracting and retaining top talent is consistently the no. 1 challenge facing UK businesses today, but if top talent is your passport to market share and profitability, shouldn’t all of your company processes be aligned to attracting and retaining it?

Outline:

During this hard-hitting and entertaining workshop, Larry will take you on a journey through:

  • Recruitment channels and their effectiveness
  • Developing a culture of continuous recruiting
  • Recruitment through the eyes of the candidate
  • Recruiting for values/behaviours – what is it? How do I do it?
  • Recruitment as an exercise in reputation management
  • Identifying and eliminating some avoidable mistakes and removing the barriers to recruitment success
  • Interview questions – which ones to ask and which ones not to ask!
  • How to get the best from 3rd party recruiters and the importance of choosing the right one
  • Psychometric and other decision-support tools - do they work and which one should I use?
  • Ok, so you’ve appointed your new recruit – how do you ensure they turn out to be successful?

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