Research Revolution

AESC Executive Research Forum London 2018

March 22, 2018
#executiveresearch, #aesc
Cutting-Edge Techniques for Executive Research Success
March 22, 2018
09:00 to 17:00

AESC's Executive Research Forums are the premier events for executive research professionals to stay at the forefront of best practices, leverage new strategic insights, and stay at the top of the profession.

Gain the cutting-edge techniques you need for executive research success in today's high-speed, high-stakes environment. AESC Executive Research Forums bring together executive search professionals who are responsible for various aspects of the search process and want to increase their professional skills and knowledge. Apply new insights by implementing your learning immediately to improve your results.

A seal of attendance will be provided to all attendees. This can be used as recognition of prior learning should they choose to complete the AESC Certificate in Executive Research (CER) at a later date.

Register to explore:

The New Ecosystem of Executive Search and Leadership Consulting
How GDPR Will Impact Your Daily Work
The Human Behind the Profile
The Candidate Conversation
Kick Your Addiction to Professional Networking Sites
Bias in Decision Making
The New Art of Organizational Mapping
What's Now, New, and Next in Executive Research


08:30 to 08:45
Welcome Address: The Ecosystem of Executive Search and Leadership Consulting

Paul Benson, Regional Market Leader, Europe, Middle East, and Africa, Global Industrial Market, Korn Ferry, and Global Chair, AESC, will share insights on the profession in an era of widespread disruption and lightning-fast change.

Paul Benson
Regional Market Leader, Europe, Middle East, and Africa, Global Industrial Market and AESC Global Chair
Korn Ferry
08:45 to 09:15
GDPR and Executive Research: How New Regulation Will Impact Your Daily Work

New legislation will greatly impact you—discover what executive research teams need to know now. The EU General Data Protection Regulation (GDPR) will go into enforcement on 25th May, 2018. This will impact all search firms that conduct any business in the EU. For executive research teams, it will impact how, when, and why you solicit, use, access, and store personal data, as well as determine legitimate interest and consent of candidates, sources, and referees. During this session, AESC will share with you up-to-the-minute guidance on how the profession is adapting to the new norm of widespread regulation.

Clare Mahon
Managing Director, Europe and Africa
09:15 to 10:15
The Human Behind the Profile

Kelsey Froehlich and Ekaterina Tomashchuk of Mintz Group will lead an interactive session on uncovering issues through smarter research, a series of war stories (ours and yours).

Kelsey Froehlich
Mintz Group
Ekaterina Tomashchuk
Senior Managing Investigor
Mintz Group
10:45 to 12:15
The Candidate Conversation

Those in the retained researcher and associate role must sell their client’s opportunity while, at the same time, learn enough about candidates’ relevant experience to make an initial decision about them. This interactive session will generate new strategies and concrete methods to maximize every moment of the candidate conversation.

Rachel Roche
Smart Search
13:15 to 14:00
The Art of Organisational Mapping

Vera Klaus of Phoenix Executive will take on an interactive session that looks at best practices for the mapping of organisations. The session will cover various ways to generate quality organisational maps, including internet research and cold-calling, and will particularly focus on the methodology of organisational mapping and the importance of telephone research and referrals.

Vera Klaus
Founder & Owner
Phoenix Executive
14:00 to 15:15
Sourcing Rehab: Kick Your Addiction to Professional Networking Sites

n the past 15 years, internet recruiting has been dominated by professional networking sites, but changes are taking place in online candidate behavior and recruiters need to know how this is going to impact their profession in the near future. In 2018, recruiters need to know how to find and connect with candidates outside of the sites that they have become so dependent on. They need to know the next practices for sourcing and recruiting–best practices won’t be enough anymore.In this session, you will learn how to: examine the changes taking place with professional networking sites; show recruiters and sourcers the other options available for finding candidates; fast source ideas to make locating candidates off the beaten path easier.

Laura Stoker
Executive Director - Global Training
15:45 to 16:45
Biased...Who Me?! Avoiding Unconscious Bias in Decision Making

We all like to believe we are fair in our decision making. Bias, prejudice, and discrimination are all issues for other people. This interactive session challenges those assumptions. Unconscious bias specialist, Hayley Barnard, will help us start to identify how our brains might automatically filter out potential candidates without us being aware that we are doing so. You will leave with a number of practical tools to help you outsmart bias.

Hayley Barnard
Managing Director
MIX Diversity Developers
“Well organized, one of the best events I’ve attended!”
“So many useful tools I have never heard of! These will be so useful. Found this very helpful!"


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