Talent Leadership in Action (TLIA)

March 17, 2020
London, England

IMPORTANT: TLIA for 17 March has been cancelled.

Our quarterly talent leadership event hosted at the Shard London brings together the brightest senior leaders in talent to talk WHAT’S NEXT in the future of work, challenge talent perceptions, and enjoy some of the best views in the capital.

At KellyOCG we #DitchTheScript on the issues that matter. This means that we don’t tread the same old talent ground. We don’t rehash the conversations you have heard before. We look at the challenges we face as an industry in a new light. Partnering with extraordinary speakers to spark conversations and debate that lead to fresh ideas.

This interactive event starts at 09:30 and runs through to 13:00. It is followed by a networking lunch.

Come prepared to be challenged. To connect with old faces and new. To think differently around the biggest challenges in talent.

Come for the big views, stay for the big ideas.


Leading with Workforce: Creating a Competitive Edge through Talent 


Sometimes it’s tough to stand out from the crowd. The speed of digital evolution means that organisations have to be more agile and open to change than ever before. However, you have a unique asset that can help you to make your mark. People. Your people are at the heart of everything you do, and it is their unique blend of skills, expertise, and creativity that can see you outshine the competition.  

In our first TLIA of 2020, we are going to be taking a closer look at the latest solutions and trends in workforce management, along with the practical ways you can engage and leverage your people to achieve a competitive edge. Join our expert community of talent leaders as we explore the ways you can future proof your organisation and create the workforce of tomorrow.


Jo Matkin, Global Workforce Solutions Research Director, SIA

Jo is a leading talent analyst and advisor, delivering insights to Staffing Industry Analyst’s (SIA) Contingent Workforce Strategies Council across the full spectrum of workforce solutions. At our next TLIA event, Jo will be exploring the ways that your workforce can become a competitive advantage. Discussing the practical ways that organisations can create a future-proof workforce by leveraging all types of work styles including independent workers and sharing some of the ways the world’s leading organisations shape their workforce programmes. Her session will be packed with expert insight on navigating a new era of work.

Tara Sudama, Contingent Workforce Manager, Arcadis

Tara is a contingent workforce specialist, with expertise across all areas of contingent workforce strategy, including supply chain management, risk mitigation, resource planning, and governance. At TLIA March, she will be leading an interactive session on building robust talent ecosystems. Taking a closer look at the creative ways organisations can leverage cross-industry talent to widen their talent pool and overcome workforce challenges.

Tim Pointer, Chief People Officer, CAA-GBG

We are delighted that Tim Pointer, Chair of Judges for the Business Culture Awards (BCA) and Chief People Officer, will join us at this event to discuss the importance of culture for all worker styles including those people who choose a more independent way to work. Watch out for an exciting announcement on a new 2020 award category that KellyOCG will launch in partnership with the BCA.

Our 2020 dates: 

  • 17th March - Leading with Workforce: Creating a Competitive Edge through Talent
  • 9th June
  • 29th September
  • 1st December
Please select which dates you would like to register for: *

From Past TLIA Events

5 Talent Rules to Unlearn

At a TLIA (Talent Leaders in Action) event in London, we heard from talent leaders who have chosen to do things differently. To embrace ground-breaking ways of sourcing, interacting with, and supporting the people in their organisations. We believe that in a world of work that is rapidly evolving, the status quo is no longer good enough.

This content is derived from our TLIA session on becoming a force for change in contingent talent.

Inclusion & Diversity: Thinking Beyond the Tick box

At a recent Talent Leadership in Action (TLIA) event, we were thrilled to welcome speakers from Movement to Work, a charity that works with employers and young people to break the ‘no job – no experience’ cycle that is faced by thousands of young jobseekers.

This content was derived from our TLIA session on diversity & inclusion.

The Rise of the Flexible Workforce

We talk about the new flexible workforce all the time. Contingent talent, the gig economy, freelancers, these are all buzz words that we throw around with abandon, sprinkling them into our conversations, presentations, and emails without a second thought.

But how often do we step back and think about the people behind the talent story? The people that, for a variety of reasons, have left behind the 9 to 5 for something truly flexible.

This content was derived from our TLIA session on the new world of the worker.

Total Talent Management: The Great HR vs Procurement Debate

Our perspective on talent has shifted. In a world where the gig economy thrives and organisations must move quickly to keep pace with competition, the traditional approaches to Talent Management need to evolve.

But who should be driving these changes? We look at two key stakeholders - HR and Procurement – to find out how they could (and should!) contribute to a successful Talent Story within your organisation.

This content was derived from our TLIA session on total talent management.

Statement of Work in Practice

As contingent and freelance talent become the new normal, creating a smart approach to SOW (Statement of Work) matters more than ever.

By taking a practical, value-based approach to SOW you can transform your use of borrowed talent.

This content was derived from our TLIA session on statement of work.

Digital Disruption in Talent

Holding on to the status quo isn’t an option anymore. The world is moving and your business needs to move with it. Not sure where to start?

We’ve looked under the cover of the digital machine to bring you a practical guide to understanding and dealing with digital disruption.

This content was derived from our TLIA session on digital disruption.

The Independent Contractor Conundrum

This paper will examine the drivers, challenges, and questions surrounding the rise of the independent contractor and outline KellyOCG’s vision of how we move forward, together.

This content was derived from our TLIA session on independent contractors.