Midtown Big Ideas Exchange Debates The Future of Talent

Do London businesses need to shake up their approaches to recruiting and retaining staff?

On January 24th, in the third event of the current series of London’s most dynamic debates – Midtown Big Ideas Exchange – hosted by BEE Midtown and London Evening Standard, the topic for discussion amongst the esteemed panel will be the Future of Talent and how business will need to adapt to source and retain staff in a challenging and changing climate.

Big issues such as the widening skills gap, the impact of Brexit and job loss to AI will be on the debate agenda – as well as what the workplace future holds for Millennials.

With the UK job market making a steady recovery since 2008’s recession and therefore more choice for top professionals, the panel will discuss challenges and propose recruitment solutions.

Covering the political viewpoint will be the Rt Hon Sir Vince Cable, Leader of the Liberal Democrat Party and MP for Twickenham, who served as Secretary of State for Business Innovation and Skills and President of the Board of Trade (2010-2015). Questionably,  should the government be taking more responsibility to close the skills gap?

Roxanne Stockwell, Principal, Pearson College London, will consider whether universities are doing all they can to create ‘workplace ready’ graduates and managing their expectations. Speaking for his own generation will be Jack Parsons, Young Digital Leader of The Year and CEO, Big Youth Group, who has a mission to change the world for young people (under 30) by creating two million career experiences in the UK before taking this concept global.

Gillian Nissim, Founder of workingmums.co.uk – the UK’s leading job and community site for professional mothers – will be championing flexible working and gender diversity.

The debate will be Chaired by Anthony Hilton, Finance Editor and Commentator, London Evening Standard.

As with all Midtown Big Ideas Exchange debates, admission is free with prior ticket registration.

Full details here https://www.eventbrite.co.uk/e/midtown-big-ideas-exchange-the-future-of-talent-tickets-40139132225?aff=erelexpmlt

There will be a drinks reception and networking following the debate.