Why isn’t the events industry fully embracing flexible working options?

Kevin Hosier September 18 2019

In a recent FlexJobs report, 80% of respondents said that they believed they would be more loyal to their employers if they had flexible working options. 73% listed work/life balance as one of the most important factors they consider when evaluating a job prospect, ranking well above other benefits – including holiday allowance. GCN Talent…

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Have your say: The GCN Talent Salary Survey 2020

GCN Talent is collaborating with the Global Conference Network to produce the 2020 Salary Survey for the events industry – and we’d like you to take part. Fill out the survey here: GCN Talent Salary Survey 2020   The previous edition of the Global Conference Network‘s salary survey reached over 15,000 events industry professionals, with…

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Why isn’t the events industry fully embracing flexible working options?

In a recent FlexJobs report, 80% of respondents said that they believed they would be more loyal to their employers if they had flexible working options. 73% listed work/life balance as one of the most important factors they consider when evaluating a job prospect, ranking well above other benefits – including holiday allowance. GCN Talent…

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Are you optimising the networking opportunities at your events?

A 2018 survey of event attendees conducted by EventMB indicated that 82% listed networking as a priority, compared with 71% listing ‘new learning’ and 38% ‘self-improvement’. The message is clear; if your event doesn’t facilitate highly effective networking, you are not delivering value for the majority of your delegates. Below are four key things to…

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Are you conducting Stay Interviews? Correctly done – a highly effective way to retain your top talent

According to a recent CIPD report, 33% of employers report that it has become more difficult to retain staff over the last 12 months. Whilst it may seem counter-intuitive for a talent acquisition specialist to be commenting on the most effective way to keep hold of key staff, we see our role as recruitment partners…

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General Manager
Capacity Conferences/Euromoney plc

Kevin and the team at GCN talent are always one of the ‘must-calls’ when recruiting. The reason I like to work with them is that they take time to get to know our needs, and only put forward well-researched and briefed candidates which has led to a number of appointments. I am happy to highly recommend them.

Managing Director
Mining Indaba/Euromoney plc

Katharine is incredibly helpful, personable and enthusiastic – she was the driving force behind turning an opportunity into a career. I am very grateful for the time and effort she put into securing the role for me, and I highly recommend her.

Conference Director
WBR

Kevin has been a key player in supporting us finding top-quality candidates for our events team. He always takes the time to understand our requirement and then only puts forward relevant people.

Director of Events
Campden Wealth

Katharine and I had been liaising for a number of years. She is consistently very personable and a pleasure to work with as well as being very insightful and enthusiastic about who she works with. I always felt confident that she would represent me well. I wouldn’t hesitate to work with Katharine again at all!

Director
Cuckooz

I am very happy to recommend Kevin who has successfully sourced good candidates for me over many years. He always questions a brief carefully to get a good understanding of what’s required for a given role. He’s always happy to take on board feedback to adapt a search if necessary. As a result, he always sends me through a high calibre of candidates.

Content Director
Ascential Events

I had the pleasure of speaking with Katharine when I needed someone who really understood where I was at that time. Unlike other recruiters I have encountered, Katharine really took the time to understand what I needed, why I needed it and what was important to me. I would happily recommend GCN Talent to anyone looking for the right move.

Business Development Director

I cannot recommend Kevin highly enough. As well as having in-depth knowledge of the conferences & exhibition worlds – and the key roles and functions that they entail – he is no doubt the best-connected recruitment professional.

Director
Southbank/Crop World Global

Katharine is a fearless recruiter who very quickly got to grips with the complexities of our market place and the specific requirements of the role we were looking to fill. She left no stone unturned in her search for the perfect candidate and I relied on her to save me time by thoroughly screening all potential interviewees before she referred them to me. Her results have been great and we’re really happy with the senior level people she has helped bring into our business.

Editorial and Network Director
The Hive

I have loved and enjoyed working with Katharine over the years. Not only she is one of the most resilient headhunters I have met in my career, but also an incredible pleasure to work with from a personality point of view. She is one of those individuals that will not stop until she gets what you are looking for, really a great recruitment partner to have for any job you may require to hire for. I recommend very highly!

Group Head of Marketing
WBR