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5 October, 2023
12pm - 1pm BST



Louise Reed
Job Title
Solutions Director - Recruit, Train, Deploy
Reed Talent Solutions
Keith Rosser
Job Title
Reed Screening
Jo Lindsay
Job Title
Managing Director, Consulting and Client Engagement
Reed Talent Solutions
Steve Dilley
Job Title
Managing Consultant, Talent Advisory
Reed Talent Solutions
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With increasing use of automation, the rapid development of artificial intelligence and the growing importance of diversity, the question of what sort of talent an organisation will be recruiting in the next five years has become a complex one.

A Reed Talent Solutions survey of 1,000 hiring managers revealed almost 80% believe there is a significant gap between the skills held by their workforce and those needed to meet their business goals. Seventy-seven per cent of hiring managers also said it was either very, or somewhat likely, that a lack of access to workers equipped with the skill sets they need will restrict growth within their businesses in the next three years. 

This demonstrates how vital it is to grow talent pools, source the very best candidates, and create a smooth and attractive transition for those making the journey from applicant to new employee.  

Our webinar, ‘Talent acquisition in the age of Industry 5.0: challenges and opportunities’, looked at how the world of talent acquisition is likely to continue to evolve in the next few years and to what extent organisations can set themselves up for success in an ever-changing environment. 

Our panel of experts, Reed Talent Solutions’ Managing Consultant for Talent Advisory, Steve Dilley, Solutions Director - Recruit, Train, Deploy, Louise Reed, Managing Director - Consulting and Client Engagement, Jo Lindsay, and Director of Reed Screening, Keith Rosser, offered expert opinion and advice on how to futureproof your talent strategy.  

They discussed employee value proposition, onboarding, selection and attraction, employee vetting, upskilling, reskilling and much more. 

Our speakers: 

Steve Dilley, Managing Consultant, Talent Advisory 

Steve is responsible for leading our people advisory business, which includes managing our HR consulting and project delivery team.  

With a passion for supporting clients to understand their employee value proposition (EVP), Steve plans and scopes all HR projects including diagnosing issues and challenges in the recruitment process and making recommendations on redesign and implementation of effective solutions.  

Louise Reed, Solutions Director - Recruit, Train, Deploy  

With over 20 years in the recruitment industry Louise recently re-joined Reed Talent Solutions to lead on our recruit, train, deploy solution. 

Currently working as Solutions Director, Louise previously spent 15 years with Reed in a variety of roles, working with private and public sector clients across the UK in the development and delivery of impactful talent acquisition models.  

Most recently she was client solutions director for a recruitment process outsourcing (RPO) business partnering with clients ranging from financial services and business process outsourcing (BPO) through to retail and healthcare, where she advised on and developed compelling employee value proposition-focused recruitment strategy for high-profile projects. 

Jo Lindsay, Managing Director - Consulting and Client Engagement

Jo Lindsay is a qualified PRINCE2 Practitioner and HR professional (MCIPD) with over 25 years talent acquisition experience.

She works with customers to develop and mobilise solutions across the full spectrum of contingent and permanent workforce solutions, encompassing statement of work, services procurement, managed service programmes and recruitment process outsourcing.

Keith Rosser, Director of Reed Screening 

Keith founded Reed Screening, one of the UK's largest employee screening businesses in 2011. He has been appointed to the Ministerial Advisory Panel on the Future of Work and advises on the UK's labour market strategy. 

He received a Commendation Award from the Home Office for services to recruitment. Keith is also Chair and Company Director of SAFERjobs, a charity which tackles labour market issues, and Chair of the Better Hiring Institute, an organisation changing the way the UK hires.