TALiNT Advantage: Benchmark Summit 2021

18th Nov 2021
12:15 – 17:30 GMT
Free for
HR & TA Leaders
The King’s Fund
Cavendish Square, London, England, W1G 0AN

About the Event

Join us on Thursday 18 November 2021 at The King’s Fund, London for our annual Benchmark Summit. 

We begin the event with a sit-down lunch, an ideal opportunity to network with your peers.

We will present the findings of the 2021 Benchmark report, sharing what it tells us about trends and challenges in employer talent acquisition over the last 12 months. 

Our Keynote speakers:
Sophie Devonshire, CEO of the Marketing Society on how organisations have adapted their external messaging through the pandemic and impact on employer branding

Lord Holmes of Richmond who will give a fresh perspective on D&I and share his thoughts on how the events of 2020 have driven significant changes in attitude and action this year. 

Breakout sessions:
Throughout the event these offer guests the opportunity to learn, share and connect with peers across a range of TA subjects aligned with the Benchmark Programme. You will be able to participate in four roundtables and we will ask you to select four from the following:

  • Candidate Experience
  • Deployment of Systems & Technology 
  • Diversity & Inclusion
  • Employer Brand & Candidate Attraction
  • Employment Flexibility
  • Onboarding  
  • Recruitment Planning & Effectiveness
  • Screening, Assessment & Selection  
  • Youth Employment
  • Retention & Internal Mobility 

Registration is now open – numbers will be limited so we recommend booking early. The full agenda is set out below.

We would be delighted if you could stay on after the event for an informal drinks reception.

We can’t wait to see you there. 

Who Can Attend?

Tickets are complimentary for senior HR and TA leaders. If you are a supplier, please contact andy@talint.co.uk for sponsorship and ticket information. 

 Why join?
  • Learn a lot, be inspired – a wide range of topics are covered with expert speakers sharing analysis, insight and knowledge covering the full spectrum of issues relevant to talent acquisition and management, ensuring you’re energised and full of ideas.
  • You’re in good company – participants are all senior professionals involved in hiring.
  • Share your challenges and knowledge - with engaging Q&A and discussion opportunities.
  • Meet relevant suppliers in a collaborative environment for advice and market insight. We curate our sponsoring partners to ensure their solutions are relevant to what you do.
  • Connect with peers – you have time throughout the event for networking with other professionals.


Debra Sparshott

Programme Director
TALiNT Partners

Andy Daniel

TALiNT Partners

Ken Brotherston

Managing Director
TALiNT Partners

Sophie Devonshire

The Marketing Society

Lord Chris Holmes

Deputy Chair, Channel 4; Chancellor, BPP;
Diversity Advisor, Cabinet Office;
Member of UK House of Lords


  • 12:15: Arrival & registration
  • 12:45: Everyone seated for lunch
  • 12:45 - 13:00: Welcome & insights from The Benchmark 2021 - Debra Sparshott, Employer Programme Director, TALiNT Partners
  • 13:00 - 13:40 - Lunch is served
  • 13:40 - 14:00: Opening Keynote Speech - Sophie Devonshire, CEO, Marketing Society
  • 14:00 - 14:10: Quick comfort break
  • 14:10 - 14:40: Breakout session 1
  • 14:45 - 15:15: Breakout session 2
  • 15:15 - 15:35: Panel discussion 1
  • 15:35 - 15:55 - Refreshment break
  • 15:55 - 16:25: Breakout session 3
  • 16:30 - 17:00: Panel discussion 2
  • 17:20 - 17:45: Closing Keynote Speech - Chris Holmes, Lord Holmes of Richmond
  • 17:45 - 19:30: Drinks reception



"This was my first time at the TALiNT Benchmark Summit. What an amazing well put together event. A host of speakers, providing their time to share their experience and ideas. I met, I learnt, I shared, I connected with others. Thanks Christine and Ken, looking forward to your next event."
Jan Eaton
"Very well organised and insightful event. Lots of good takeaways and great opportunity to network and share experiences."
Bhumika Punj
The Economist Group

18th Nov 2021

12:30 – 17:30 GMT

Free for
HR & TA Leaders
The King’s Fund
Cavendish Square, London, England, W1G 0AN