Talent Acquisition Focus Day
Monday 20th February - 12pm-5pm

Rethink your EVP, employer brand and how to provide truly flexible working to all employees across Europe in order to attract the in-demand, diversly skilled talent right for your specific biopharma organization.

Designed by talent acquisition leaders and for talent acquisition leaders, this interactive focus day will give you the crucial tools you need to tackle the talent crunch in Europe (and globally) head on.

Through a combination of thought leader perspectives and facilitated discussions between TA leaders, you will leave with connections, insights, and innovative ideas you can immediately implement to transform TA’s impact in life sciences organizations.

Agenda

11:00 am
Registration & Networking

11:25 am Focus Day Chair Welcome, Opening Remarks & Connection Before Content

Rethinking TA’s Role in Driving Business Innovation

11:30 am Discover: Rethinking How the TA Function in Pharmaceutical Organizations Can Support the Wider Business Strategy

  • David Priestley Global Head of Talent Acquisition & Employer Brand, Lonza

Synopsis

  • Utilizing assessments to drive better employee experience, support retention and
    reduce attrition
  • Rethinking how people strategy comes, stays and grows and the role on onboarding in Supporting this
  • How Lonza’s TA function is supporting the wider people strategy using a newonboarding tool which has seen a best-in-class 95% engagement rate

11:50 am Discover: Transforming Talent Acquisition’s Role & ‘Hiring for the Vision’ to Better Align with Your Biotech’s People & Business Strategy

  • Sven Steinebach Vice President & Head of Global Talent Acquisition & Employer Branding, Evotec

Synopsis

  • Rethinking recruiting as not hiring people but instead hiring talent, specifically the
    right talent, and ensuring the recruiter experience is also considered
  • How to move from geographically silo based recruiting to a true global talent
    acquisition unit
  • The brand-new TA thinking behind Evotec’s ‘hire for the vision and not the job’
    approach which has proven to align the skills and capabilities of new hires to the
    organizational needs

12:10 pm Develop: What More Can We Do to Better Align Your People & Business Strategy

  • David Priestley Global Head of Talent Acquisition & Employer Brand, Lonza
  • Sven Steinebach Vice President & Head of Global Talent Acquisition & Employer Branding, Evotec

Synopsis

Question & Answer Session Facilitated by the Focus Day Chair

12:30 pm Action: What Actions Can You Take to Better Align Your People & Business Strategy

Synopsis

Output Focused Action Session Facilitated by the Focus Day Chair

12:50 pm
Lunch

Utilising Tech Tools to Turbocharge Talent Acquisition Processes

1:50 pm Discover: Turbocharging the Role of Talent Acquisition in Integrations & The Crucial Investments in AI Tools Required for an Industry Leading, Unbiased Onboarding Process

Synopsis

  • Rethinking how TA teams can drive successful mergers of life sciences organizations without compromising on the day to day and still meeting business critical OKRs
  • How TA leaders are leveraging AI tools support integrations and collect data to reduce unconscious bias in various processes
  • Revealing how Prescient Healthcare Group has completed a successful integrations and the leading TA tech tools that have transformed its onboarding process in such a fast-growing organization

2:10 pm Discover: Reimagining How Talent Acquisition Tackles Recruiting in a New Territory & What Specific Tools & Changes in Approach Are Required to Deliver on This Business Need

Synopsis

  • Identifying what kind of attraction points your life sciences organization can offer for varying geographies across Europe and rethinking how to we structure the selection process for top biopharma candidates
  • How to leverage existing TA data within your organization to inform approaches and
    curate effective EVPs for new talent pools and geographies
  • How CSL Behring’s talent acquisition function is rethinking how to attract talent in new territory included the specific tools required and other changes requires transform its approach in order to cover this business need

2:30 pm Develop: What More Can We Learn from Leading TA Change Makers Utilizing Tech Tools to Transform TA’s Impact

Synopsis

Question & Answer Session Facilitated by the Focus Day Chair

2:50 pm Action: What Actions Can You Take to Utilize Tech Tools to Transform TA’s Impact

Synopsis

  • Output Focused Action Session Facilitated by the Focus Day Chair

3:10 pm
Networking break

Effectively Competing With Big Pharma

3:30 pm Discover: Rethinking How Small & Medium Sized Pharma Can Effectively Compete with Big Pharma in Attracting Top Talent in 2023

  • Martha White Global Leader - Commercial & Human Resources, DiaSorin

Synopsis

  • What can be done differently to effectively compete with big pharma and attract top biopharma talent in 2023?
  • The systemic approaches required to break away from conventional talent acquisition
  • How DiaSorin redefined its employer brand, giving it a competitive edge and increasing the number of successful, well skill-matched new hires

3:50 pm Discover: Rethinking How to Better Align Shifted Employee Expectations & Business Capabilities to Increase Compatibility of New Hires

Synopsis

  • How can fast growing biotech organizations attract in demand life sciences talent
    with limited budgets?
  • Considering both your organization’s business requirements with the shifted expectations of employees to better align capabilities of new hires
  • How Santhera Pharmaceutical’s out-the-box thinking to transformed team structures and its global distribution of talent had enabled it to become a truly flexible employer geographically

4:10 pm Develop: What More Can We Learn from Biotech HR Leaders about Effectively Competing With Big Pharma for Life Sciences Talent?

Synopsis

Question & Answer Session Facilitated by the Focus Day Chair

4:30 pm Focus Day Chair’s Closing Remarks & End of Pre-Conference Focus Day