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Lunch & Learn: Business Recruitment For Recovery

‘Business as normal’ it may not be, but here at Southampton Science Park, we continue to work hard to support the Solent business community. We’re delighted to continue our series of interactive online  Lunch & Learn sessions  in 2021. Short but highly informative, practical and immediately deployable, these sessions are designed to ensure that businesses across the region don’t just survive but thrive, bouncing back from challenging times stronger and fitter than ever.

WEDNESDAY 20TH JANUARY 2020 – 11.30-12.30


Recruitment at any level, in any business, is a time-consuming process. It can also be costly and disruptive to business operations if not dealt with in a timely and efficient way. Add global financial uncertainties, a fast-moving political context and a burgeoning talent pool into the mix, and the simple joy of growing your team takes on whole new levels of complexity and frustration.

This Lunch & Learn session is focused on helping business leaders navigate their way through the specific challenges they may face in the year ahead. It will guide attendees on appropriate strategies to recruit and retain talented, productive people in a quite unique set of circumstances.

Topics covered:

With commercial uncertainty in the background, how do you people-plan for recovery and growth?

Which regulatory frameworks aimed at getting people back into work as quickly as possible can recruiters capitalise on?

In an ‘employee’s market’, how can you balance candidate quantity and quality to pinpoint the right individual?

What is important to people now and what kind of packages are they looking to secure?

How can you on-board new team members so they hit the ground running?

These questions and more will be answered during this free online event. The panel comprises experts with decades of recruitment and retention experience:

  • Stephanie Barnett, Managing Director of HR and training consultancy Pure Human Resources
  • Ian Cruikshank, Managing Director of software and technology recruitment specialists Spectrum IT
  • Rod Hutchings of executive search and interim management financial recruitment experts, Chilworth Partnership

Register now

Please note that this is an interactive panel session. We encourage you to submit your specific questions prior to the session to ensure that pertinent topics are covered and that you get the most out of your time spent. There will of course be time to raise additional questions during the discussion too. Please email your advance questions to Jane Holt.

Book a meeting space

We have 11 meeting rooms all of which can be configured in a number of different ways to cater for your meeting or event. Please use the two links below to book a meeting room either as a tenant or a visitor to the University of Southampton Science Park

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