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Finders Keepers Conference

Give your business the tools to attract, select and keep the talent it needs at our Finders Keepers conference.

Join the Enabling Innovation team for this conference for hiring managers and HR managers working in SMES in Derbyshire and Nottinghamshire.


Finders Keepers conference

Attract, Select and Keep Talent for SMEs

7 November 2018
Nottingham Trent University
9.30 am – 5 pm


What to expect

NTU provides cutting edge training for today's hiring managers. During this conference we will get you to think differently about your current recruitment practices and how you can stand out from the crowd.

On the day you will hear from thought provoking industry speakers on how to prepare the workplace for Generation Z, co-creation and happiness in the workplace beyond the office perks.

Choose workshops that suits your needs as a business, around the themes of Attract, Select and Keep. You will leave this conference equipped with toolkits, frameworks and innovative ideas on how to best recruit and retain staff within your organisation.

This event is open to all hiring managers and HR managers working in Small and Medium-sized Enterprises (SMEs) in Nottinghamshire and Derbyshire.

09.30 am - Registration and Networking

09.45 am - Welcome and Introductions
‘Rise of the Perfectionist’ – Hannah Moger, GradConsult

10.15 am - Comfort break/change-over

10.30 am - Workshop 1: Attract
A. How to develop a graduate scheme: Top tips for smaller businesses
B. On-Campus Companies: Developing your brand in student territory

11.30 am - Refreshment break

11.45 am - Introducing co-creation in the workplace (speaker, TBC)

12.45 pm - Lunch

1.45 pm - Workshop 2: Select
A. Fantastic final interviews: Techniques for improving your chances of getting the ‘right’ person
B. Work-based tasks: Finding the cream of the crop at final interview

2.45 pm - Comfort break / change-over

3 pm - Workshop 3: Keep
A. All about on-boarding: getting your new hires off the starting blocks
B. Coaching and mentoring for line managers

4 pm - Refreshment break

4.15 pm - ‘Happiness in the workplace’ - Charlotte Pearce, CEO, Inkpact

5 pm - Close

Further information

If you would like any further information about this event please contact denise.sketcher@ntu.ac.uk.

Delegates who have booked multiple tickets but are advised to specify special requirements for additional guests if needed.


Our support is offered through the Enabling Innovation programme. Enabling Innovation is funded by the European Regional Development Fund, and is for small and medium sized enterprises in the D2N2 area.

To find out more about Enabling Innovation, please visit our