Keynote Speech @ #RecFest18

ByJoanne

Keynote Speech @ #RecFest18

I was invited by The Recruitment Events Co to deliver my keynote at RecFest 2018 at Hawker House in July to an audience of over 300 recruitment focused professionals from all over the UK and Europe.

My talk was entitled; “Recruiting and Retaining Trans and Gender Non-Conforming Individuals in the 21st Century” and was followed up with a Q&A afterwards.

The key messages and takeaways were;

  1. Should trans employees feel anxious about “coming out” to their employer?
  2. How should an organisation “deal with” Transgender individuals?
  3. Do current recruitment methods discriminate against Trans individuals?

Introduction video for the event

#RecFest18 – Joanne Lockwood

If you are able to host a session or would like to find out more then please do contact us.

What the audience said;

Thanks again for your talk; it really was extremely insightful. A forum that was very much enjoyed by all. I saw you speak at RecFest18 and was wowed by the way you framed your experience and the experience of other trans people in the workplace. I learned so much and have been thinking about it ever since.
– Jamie Corbridge – Group Head of Talent & Inclusion, BUPA

I saw you speak at RecFest18. Very impressive and powerful.
– Ben Gledhill – Head of Resourcing, Yodel

Thanks for your message. Your talk at RecFest18 was really inspiring – it would be great to catch up some time as we are looking to formulate a diversity training piece.
– Al Fox – People Advisor | Recruitment & Onboarding Lead, Jacksons

I heard you speak at RecFest18 last week and personally found it the most inspirational talk of the day.
– Ellie Billers – Human Resources Coordinator, Wyboston Lakes Ltd

I was in the crowd last week at RecFest18 and I thought you gave a great talk – it was certainly thought provoking and gave plenty of food for thought.
– Duncan Crooks – Senior Resourcing Adviser, Grant Thornton UK LLP

I was in the crowd last week at RecFest18 and I thought you gave a great talk – it was certainly thought provoking and gave plenty of food for thought.
– Duncan Crooks – Senior Resourcing Adviser, Grant Thornton UK LLP

I have seen you talk at a couple of events including RecFest18 – which I must say was excellent. Love your approach, especially on the question regarding annonomising CVs and “flagging”.
– Richard Collins – Co-Founder of ClickIQ

I saw you at RecFest18 yesterday and just wanted to say that I felt your presentation was great, incredibly thought-provoking and inspiring. I look forward to learning more about your work and hearing about any events you’ll be hosting through SEE Change Happen. Thank you.
– Georgina Edobor – Head of People, what3words

B*ll*cks to gender. (Excuse my french) Joanne Lockwood delivered one of the most inspiring talks I’ve listened to on Non-conforming Genders. There was one specific quote that really stuck with when it comes to transgender individuals and anyone in the wider LBQT+ community. “We want to be accepted. Not Tolerated.” – “The better place is to be embraced.”
– Orianne Wightman – Careers Talent Co-ordinator, PKF Cooper Parry

Transgender Awareness Lunch & Learn Hosted by Elite HR
Keynote at #IWD2018 hosted by NatWest

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