July 11, 2019
London, United Kingdom

Welcome to the festival for talent rebels.

RecFest isn’t like other talent focused events. It’s a bit of a rebel. Bringing a festival vibe to the business of recruitment and shaping the conversation on a world of work that is changing fast.

Perhaps that’s why RecFest is such a great partner for Kelly. It embodies the #DitchTheScript mindset that is at the heart of everything we do. Driving us to innovate and create positive change in talent wherever we go. Helping us to lead what’s next.

This year we are not only a RecFest sponsor, we’re taking over a whole stage with Sam Smith and Richard Bradley bringing their inimitable sense of fun. Find us on the Unplugged stage as we talk big ideas and the future of work. There, you will not only find a whole host of talented speakers, but our friendly team and interactive activities to enjoy. Why not take on the Qube? Our fun team game where cooperation is the key to solving tough challenges.

Discover the agenda, event highlights, and insights from the Kelly team below.

Ready to #DitchTheScript? Simply fill out the form to schedule a meeting with our incredible team before, during, or after RecFest.

#WhatsNext: The Future of Talent is Potential
10:45 am, Unplugged Stage
We are preparing people to solve problems we don’t know are problems yet so how do we identify the talent of the future when we don’t know what that looks like?
Moderator: Richard Bradley, VP EMEA Project Resourcing and Managing Director UK & Ireland, Kelly Services
Panelists: Jack Parsons, CEO, Big Youth Group; Dan Richards, Head of Resourcing UK&I, EY; Johnny Campbell, CEO and Founder, Social Talent; Nicola Brentnall, CEO, Queen’s Commonwealth Trust

#DitchTheScript: Become a Force for Change in Talent Management
2:30 pm, Unplugged Stage
Hear from people who have chosen to #DitchTheScript on talent management and leave with the insight to be a force for change and innovation when it comes to addressing talent strategy in their business.
Moderator: Sam Smith, Vice President, Global Practice Lead, Life Science & Healthcare, KellyOCG
Panelists: Gemma Lines, former Director & Head of Resourcing EMEA, Citigroup; Simon Rutter, Group Internal Communications Director (Interim), Sage; Neal Krisko, Former Global Head of Talent Acquisition, Xerox and Syngenta

The Qube
All day, Unplugged Stage
With four games, your team will work together to be the best on the day and win prizes. The Qube will challenge your balance, your dexterity and you teamwork. Games include Poise, Gradient, Exact, and Block! Stop by to challenge The Qube, because nothing exciting ever happens in your comfort zone.