How do I recruit the best?

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How do I recruit the best?

16th March 2018
Presented by John Berry & Sue Berry

Getting good staff is a perpetual problem for managers. In some disciplines like software engineering, there just aren’t enough good engineers in the labour market. This problem of how to find and recruit the best is not going to abate any time soon. This workshop discusses how managers in all businesses should set about recruiting the best starting with defining who's wanted and ending with getting them onboard and productive.

This workshop aims to hit all the main points of the science of recruitment and selection.

Who’s this workshop aimed at?

All managers who want to recruit the best for their job vacancies and to generally plan hiring of staff from internal or external sources.

What will you learn?

Valid, tangible and immediately applicable information and methods to enable you to recruit the best.

What’s the workshop style?

A group of like-minded managers discussing the problem but encouraged and enabled by five short presentations.


• 09:30 - Arrive, coffee & Danish pastries
• 09:45 - Introduction
• 10:00 - Session 1: Designing the best jobs
• 10:30 - Session 2: Specifying the best people
• 11:00 - Session 3: Finding the best candidates
• 11:30 - Session Z: Coffee/tea break and groups discussing three big issues in recruitment and selection
• 12:00 - Session 4: Selecting the best people
• 12:30 - Session 5: Making sure the best join
• 13:00 - Buffet lunch and networking
• 14:00 - Depart

Scientific recruitment


The Birch Hotel. Lewes Road, Haywards Heath, West Sussex, RH17 7SF

Easy access from London Victoria and London Bridge, then a short taxi ride from the station.

Easy access by road within East and West Sussex, Surrey and Kent. Free onsite car parking.

About the Presenters

John Berry

John is an alumnus of Loughborough University of Technology, the Open University Business School and Birkbeck, University of London, in engineering, management and organisational psychology. He has run technology and engineering companies and led R&D activities in SMEs and multi-nationals for over 30 years. He has been instrumental in driving public and corporate policy across technology and engineering for firms and governments. In a global career, John has led teams in 32 countries. He is a Chartered Manager and a Chartered Engineer.

Sue Berry

Over the past 30 years Sue has led the human resource function in several firms, heading up and driving organisational improvement and change across chemicals, aerospace, education and charities sectors. She has been instrumental in shaping relationships between people and organisations in pursuit of growth and prosperity for all. Sue is an alumna of Newcastle University, De Montfort University and the Open University in education, human resource management and psychology & economics. She is a Chartered Fellow of the CIPD.

General FAQs

What are my transportation options for getting to and from the event?

By car the hotel is about five miles from Burgess Hill, 14 miles from Brighton and 16 miles from Gatwick Airport.

There are two direct trains an hour from London Victoria and four direct trains an hour from London Bridge stations. The journey time is about 45 minutes. There are taxis available outside Haywards Heath Railway station. The hotel is about 2 miles away from the station.

What's the refund policy?

We limit the number of delegates on these workshops ensuring a great experience including networking with like-minded professional managers. We therefore do not offer a refund.

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