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ACE News

13 APR 2022


Join ACE for a special member-only roundtable on Monday 23 May

Already used to working in an extremely competitive recruitment marketplace, engineering and consulting firms now have the added pressure of the rise of flexible working and inflationary effects on wages. This means businesses are recruiting in ever more challenging circumstances. 

How companies respond to this environment will be a measure of their continued success in attracting the right people. 

To help members in this area, ACE is hosting a special online recruitment roundtable on Monday 23 May between 12pm and 13.30pm. It will explore the candidate experience and how it can bolster your recruitment process and ensure your organisation stands out from the crowd.  

Open to anyone working in recruitment in a member firm – be it a recruitment specialist at a larger organisation, or senior leader at an SME – the discussion will be chaired by Stephanie Woolley, HR and recruitment advisor at Curtins and will also feature Adrian McDonagh co-founder of recruitment experts, Hireful

As well as touching on industry trends and challenges, the discussion will explore ways to improve your overall candidate experience. 

Claire Clifford, director of people skills and culture said: “Our industry has sometimes struggled to break outdated pre-conceptions and articulate a compelling offering. With recruitment even more competitive than before the pandemic, now is the right time to reassess your strategy.  

“Our recruitment roundtable will help any member struggling with recruiting the right skills mix for their organisation, provide tools to take back to your businesses, and offer a space to discuss and share approaches. We look forward to welcoming you to our roundtable on 23 May.” 

Places are limited for this exclusive member-only online event and advance booking is necessary. Book your place now. All attendees will be sent a short online survey ahead of participation in the roundtable.

Adrian McDonagh of Hireful is also a guest speaker at our upcoming HR forum on 11 May at 11am. The in-person meeting takes place at Arcadis offices in London and Adrian will discuss the war on talent, great resignation and attracting new skills to our sector. Open to anyone working for an ACE member with a working interest in people. Find out more.