We are pleased to confirm that the following people will be speaking at the 2013 Social Media in Recruitment Conference:

Bill Boorman – Founder and disorganiser at #tru conferences

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@BillBoorman is the person behind the #tru brand and a serial conversationalist, whether it is in person or on-line. Bill has views to share and enjoys nothing more than talking, listening and learning on and off line.

Bill is something of a recruitment veteran, having worked in and around recruiting for 27 years as a Recruiter, Temps Consultant, Manager, Operations Director and Training/HR Director. (12.5 years.) He started consulting and training recruitment firms in 2005, and has been doing that since. Bill has consulted for multi-national brands such as Oracle and Hard Rock on talent attraction and sourcing paticularly in areas of Facebook. The Hard Rock Florence project saw 120 hires in 4 weeks from start to finish.

Bill has been ranked 6′th and most recently 4′th in the trakkr/HRExaminer index of “Most influential on-line recruiters.” The index is based on an algorhythm that measures mentions, link-backs, reach and relevance of content. (Taken from key-words associated with recruiting.)


Alex Kozloff – Head Of Mobile – IAB (Internet Advertising Bureau)

alex-kozloffAlex is currently Head of Mobile at the IAB, the trade body that represents digital advertising in the UK. Her role is to ‘Make Mobile Mandatory’ for marketers in the UK, particularly through driving research essential to educate and inform the market.

Named as one of Media Week’s 30 under 30 in 2011, and the Drum’s 30 women in digital under 30 in 2012, her areas of expertise include advertising and mobile media, m-commerce, and consumer trends in mobile. Prior to the IAB, she managed media research at France Telecom owned Orange and Unanimis. Earlier in her career, Alex cut her media teeth at the IPG media agency, Initiative.


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 James Taylor – Director – Macildowie -  (Previous Conference Delegate Success Story)

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James, a self-confessed Linkedin geek, is a company director and a member of the board at Macildowie. He has been with the company since 1997 and has been instrumental in the growth of the business.  In the midst of the economic downturn James launched Macildowie’s Procurement and Supply Chain division in 2009 and more recently, the new Sales and Marketing division at the start of 2013.

His current role is very customer focused and he works to develop the business in areas including customer (major account) development, new client and candidate attraction, marketing, PR and the training and development of Macildowie’s own people. James also still actively recruits for a select few customers who have remained loyal to him over the years.

Away from the boardroom, he is a family man with two young children. When he has time, James enjoys all sports, particularly golf, and is playing off of a handicap of six.



ucasDaniel Logan – Recruitment Manager


Before joing UCAS in 2013 as their Recruitment Manager, Daniel was previously the Managing Partner, TQR Search & Selection. Prior  to that Daniel was a Senior Consultant at Brook Street Bureau PLC and Head of Talent Acquisition, International Retail Group.



Christer Holloman -  Business Development Director  for Europe – Glassdoor

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Christer was previously Head of Digital Product Development at The Times and The Sunday Times and author of Amazon UK bestseller, The Social Media MBA, published by Wiley in three languages. His new book, The Social Media MBA in Practice, will be published September 2013.

Christer is now the Business Development Director for Glassdoor in Europe. Glassdoor is a free jobs and career community that offers the world an inside look at jobs and companies used by over 13 million jobseekers every month. What sets them apart is the “employee generated content” – anonymous salaries, company reviews, interview questions, and more.

According to the The Evening Standard Christer is “One of London’s Most Influential Individuals Within New Media”

Paul Connolly, Strategic Account Director, Work4


Paul Connolly is a Strategic Account Director for Work4, and has over 10 years of expertise in the recruiting industry, with 23 years overall experience in advertising and sales. As an expert in Work4 solutions, Paul helps companies develop powerful social recruiting strategies at national and international level.

His experience has come from 2 years in Recruitment Agencies, and over 8 years with global job boards and HR technology companies, providing solutions for companies in the areas of recruitment branding, candidate attraction and engagement and across the full hiring process.

Paul has worked with major global companies and SMB businesses across all industry sectors



Charles Hardy, Strategic Talent Solutions Consultant, LinkedIn


Charles has been working in the Recruitment arena since 1998, originally with IBM then TMP Worldwide before joining LinkedIn in 2012. His passion has been to leverage new technology and innovation into talent acquisition and retention practice to evolve and improve performance.

Charles has worked with a wide range of organisations from domestic public sector through to large international corporations. As a Consultant at LinkedIn Charles works with client organisations to understand resource strategy, challenges and goals, and build bespoke talent solutions.



Andy Headworth – Founder – Sirona Consulting



Andy Headworth has a wealth of experience across the recruitment industry and is a recognised expert on the use of social media in recruitment. He is the managing director of Sirona Consulting Limited (www.sironaconsulting.com), a specialist consultancy that helps and advises companies on integrating social media into their recruitment strategy and processes. He is a big advocate of bringing social into the recruitment process, fostering true engagement and collaboration.

Andy is a recognised writer within the industry, and as one of the UK’s top recruitment bloggers (www.sironasays.com), he enjoys challenging traditional thinking with regards to recruitment process, technology and social recruiting. He enjoys sharing his passion for improving recruitment effectiveness through modern thinking.

From the blog success, came a publishing offer, and subsequently Andy recently had his first book published – Smart Social Media Recruitment Strategies, which is aimed at companies looking to foster the power of social media as part of their recruitment strategy.