FOCUS ON: People

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FOCUS ON: People will highlight opportunities available to grow your team.

Your company has the best chance of success if you hire the right people to work for you. But how do you find and hire the right employees? What funding is available to support new hires? How do you ensure that your board is powerful and diverse, and how do you crew up (and down) in a hurry when needed?

FOCUS ON: People aims to help you find - and finance - the people you need, from interns to crew to board members. The event will include short presentations from organisations such as Adopt an Intern, Glasgow University Internship Hub, Business Gateway, Glasgow Guarantee, Televators and Changing the Chemistry, followed by a limited number of one-to-one surgeries with the speakers.

SCHEDULE

12:45 - Doors

13:00 - Introduction by FOCUS

13:05 - Presentations from speakers

14:15 - One-to-one surgeries

15:30 - Event ends

ONE-TO-ONES:

A limited number of one-to-one meetings are also available with our speakers.

BOOK YOUR ONE-TO-ONE SLOT HERE

OUR SPEAKERS

KIRSTIE MCLURE, THE TELEVATORS

Kirstie McLure is the CEO of The Televators - a collection of very experienced HoPs and MDs offering 360 operational support from budgeting to HoP or PM support to the small or mid sized indie on a bespoke basis. Finding the right individual to fill your gap, with the perfect skill-set and culture match, can be extremely time consuming and a distraction from your day-to-day. The Televators team’s bulging black-books are filled with the best in the industry, pre-vetted and availability known.

ROHEEL HUSSAIN, THE TALENT MANAGER

The Talent Manager was born out of a desire to simplify the way our industry works, and to professionalise the way TV companies recruit. Five years on they are now the industry's premier network & the 'go-to' resource. All the major indies and broadcasters use The Talent Manager to search; a growing number of these companies also host their own databases on our platform. They use private areas to keep notes of their own freelancers, and others they have cherry picked from across the site.

TIM STREET, ADOPT AN INTERN

Adopt an Intern's work is based on relationships, collaboration and the goal of establishing equality of opportunity in the UK workforce. They facilitate internships, returnships, maternity leave and permanent positions, matching forward-thinking employers of all sizes with motivated people from all walks of life. As a not-for-profit company with social mobility and inclusion at their core, their recent projects include boosting employability for minority ethnic women returners, breaking down barriers for disabled graduates, and our revamped mentoring service for jobseekers across the UK. Tim joined the team in September 2011 and manages all employer and candidate operations. He is a freelance trainer, coach, and consultant. He has extensive management experience in the public and third sectors and has been designing and facilitating training since the mid-nineties.

SHEENA MCBETH, GLASGOW UNIVERSITY INTERNSHIP HUB

The Internship Hub is a very successful programme which has been running since 2000 (formerly called Club 21). The purpose of the programme is to equip students from the University of Glasgow with the skills that employers are looking for so that they are 'work ready' when they graduate. They currently work with over 300 employers and are keen to find new members to join this worthwhile programme. Sheena has extensive experience working with external organisations of all sizes from start-ups to multinationals.

GREIG SINCLAIR, BUSINESS GATEWAY

Business Gateway provides business support and advice to growth orientated businesses. Business Gateway is focused on supporting the development of strategy and marketing with the aim of increasing turnover through innovation and market development. Greig is an experienced Business Advisor with a demonstrated history of working with growth companies.

LYNNE GORMAN, GLASGOW GUARANTEE

The Glasgow Guarantee offers support for training, work, modern apprenticeships and job opportunities for Glasgow residents. Since the summer of 2009, over 8000 Glaswegians between the ages of 16-29 have progressed into employment, apprenticeships or training through a number of initiatives. The Glasgow Guarantee has now been expanded to include the extension of the eligibility period for apprenticeship places to up to two years of leaving school and widening the graduate element to offer support to college students with qualifications in certain sectors where there is a demonstrable skills shortage.

CATE NELSON-SHAW , CHANGING THE CHEMISTRY

Changing the Chemistry (CtC) is a volunteer-run Scottish-registered charity that works to improve diversity of thought in the boardroom. Diversity of thought for CtC being not just about gender but also ethnicity, age, disability and other types of protected characteristic as well as cognitive and experiential diversity. Evidence shows that increased diversity improves organisational performance. CtC is also working to influence the demand side by making those hiring board members more aware of the biases and stereotypes impacting their decision-making and reiterating the business case that diverse teams perform better.