The Power of People: Social Media Highlights From Engage London 2019

On the 10th and 11th of September, staffing and recruiting experts from around the world came together for two days in London for Bullhorn’s global conference series, Engage. The conference offered an incredible opportunity to network and learn from some of the industry’s brightest minds, and discover how to more effectively engage talent, leadership, and the future of staffing.

This year’s theme was the power of people and as the recruitment industry constantly evolves with advancements in technology, agencies must keep in mind that their most powerful assets are, and always will be humans. Read on for a recap of the most memorable moments on social from Engage London 2019.

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DAY ONE:                                                          DAY TWO:

Day One Opener                                               Day Two Opener

Opening Keynote – Karren Brady                    Art Papas Keynote

Marketplace Speed Pitch                                 Women in Recruitment Luncheon

Exhibit Hall – Marketplace and Connect          Breakout Sessions

Breakout Sessions                                            Dr. Marcia Goddard and the Science of Stress

Innovation Throwdown                                    Vision for Innovation

Official Engage London Afterparty                 Jake Lambert Closing Comedy Session

___________________________________ .  Thank you to All Who Made Engage a Huge Success!

__________________________________ .  _Save the date! Join us next year on 15 Sept. 2020!


Engage London Day One Opener


Opening Keynote – Karren Brady

The inspiring Baroness Karren Brady CBE kicked off Engage London with a motivation keynote on her career, her experiences as a woman in business, how to get the most out of your team, and what you should prioritise when building a successful career and business.


Marketplace Speed Pitch

Bullhorn’s robust APIs enable seamless integrations with everything from job boards to financial reporting tools. And at Engage, our marketplace partners had the opportunity to deliver elevator pitches to attendees on how their cutting-edge technologies can provide solutions that set you apart from the pack. The marketplace speed pitch is the perfect session to learn how to take advantage of all the solutions within the Bullhorn recruitment ecosystem. Marketplace partners work closely with the Bullhorn team to provide solutions that maximize the benefit you get from your recruitment technology investments. The program includes 100+ well established, staffing-focused companies who offer turnkey integrations with Bullhorn.


Exhibit Hall – Marketplace and Connect

Bullhorn is all about its open-ecosystem, so it’s fitting that at Engage there was an entire exhibit hall dedicated to showcasing off all the incredible partners that can enhance your user experience on the Bullhorn platform. And if you need any direct help with the Bullhorn platform, stop by Connect!


Breakout Sessions

More than 50 speakers spoke throughout the two days at Engage London. The conference had three different breakout session talk tracks for attendees to learn how to engage talent, leadership, and the future of staffing. The Engage tracks featured were a People track, focusing on interpersonal dynamics, talent access and engagement, employee motivation, and the intricacies of customer relationships. A Platform track focused on Bullhorn and Salesforce, and how these two providers work in concert with one another to ensure an incredible customer experience regardless of an agency’s platform of choice. And lastly, a Productivity track because at the end of the day, a recruiter’s success is predicated upon their ability to achieve maximal results with minimal investment – of time, of resources, of finances – all while ensuring that client needs are met and top talent is engaged and retained as necessary.


Innovation Throwdown

Always a favorite session for attendees, the Innovation Throwdown offers a unique opportunity for Bullhorn developers to bring their ideas to life. This energetic session is a competition between the finalists from Bullhorn’s Innovation Week, when programmers dedicate themselves to bringing their most creative and inventive product enhancements to life without constraints or limitations.


Official Engage London Party

Day one of Engage was capped off with a big party at the Hilton London Metropole Hotel. The Bullhorn stuffed bulls were a huge hit this year amongst partygoers. We hope you got to take one home with you!


Day Two Opener


Art Papas Keynote

Day two of Engage started off with a compelling keynote from Bullhorn CEO, Art Papas, on the importance of building trust, embracing regulations, and how technological innovations will transform the industry.


Women in Recruitment Luncheon

Leah McKelveyBullhorn‘s VP of Global Enterprise Strategy & Operations, led Wednesday’s #womenINrecruitment luncheon with an executive panel of industry veterans, Dinette Koolhaas, VP and Managing Director Kelly EMEA, Persol Kelly Asia Pacific board of directors, and Tara Ricks, Principal at Elite Squared (a former Chair of APSCo and MD at Randstad), about their career journeys in recruitment and lessons learned along the way to set the tone for a candid conversation.


Breakout Sessions

Day two of Engage featured a handful of can’t-miss sessions including a panel focused on innovation featuring Petar Divjanovic, DEKRA Arbeit Group; Zaidy Ramirez, K2 Partnering Solutions; Dave Hannah, Capita Resourcing; and moderated by Bullhorn’s Shaun Weise.


Dr. Macia Goddard General Session

For the second year in a row, neuroscientist Dr. Marcia Goddard took the stage at Engage London. And for the second year in a row, she blew away attendees, this time with a compelling session focused on the science of stress and why it’s actually a good thing to have in your life.


Vision for Innovation

Led by Matt Fischer, Bullhorn President and CTO, and Rhys Bateman, Bullhorn’s Senior Product Marketing Manager, the Bullhorn team delivered another impressive Vision for Innovation presentation showcasing the immediate roadmap and aspirational advancements in the product lineup.


Jake Lambert Closing Comedy Session

The two-day conference came to a conclusion on Wednesday afternoon with an enjoyable stand-up performance from UK-native comedian, Jake Lambert. Jake fell into a career as a stand-up–after gaining a following on Twitter under the pseudonym @LittleLostLad, he decided to put down his iPhone and pick up a microphone, and it has proven to be a great choice.


Thank You to All Who Made Engage London 2019 an Incredible Experience!


Save the Date: 15 September 2020! Join us next year!

Join us in 2020 at any (or all) of our three Engage conferences around the world!

Sydney – 4th March, 2020 | Austin, Texas – June 17 – 19, 2020 | London – 15th September 2020

Make sure you’re part of the action next year by registering today for Engage London 2020 to guarantee the lowest rate possible!