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HoW Webinars

Sharing insights and learnings from the HR and Recruitment community

In these webinars, you can expect to hear from expert guests from across the recruitment and HR industry. They cover topics as varied as how to improve the experience you give to your candidates, best practice when it comes to onboarding new employees and do’s and don’ts of buying HR and recruitment technology. Watch our latest sessions below and sign up for upcoming webinars – all are absolutely free and everyone’s welcome!

These webinars are brought to you by Jobtrain, the company behind the JTGO recruitment platform.

Inclusive Hiring – the untapped talent pool we should be embracing!

Hosted by Jobtrain’s Giles Heckstall-Smith, he’ll be joined by Bridge of Hope’s Founder, James Fellowes, and Chance Bleu-Montgomery, Partner Support Manager.


We’ll cover:

  • Why inclusive is not just the right thing to do, it’s the smart thing to do!
  • Hiring the institutionalised and why we should be rethinking our approach to those with ‘gaps in employment history’
  • The untapped potential and transferable skills of the displaced workforce
  • Sharing real-life examples of inclusive hiring and how you can get started

About James, Chance and Bridge of Hope

No child imagines being unemployed – without purpose, income or reason to get up in the morning. But far too many grow up into that reality.

Hundreds of thousands of people are overlooked for employment because of their identity or history. This can be down to age (youth and experience), race or ethnicity, religion or belief, sexual orientation, sex or gender identity, time out as a parent or carer, service in the military, disability, neurodiversity, previous homelessness, a past history of addiction or mental ill-health, or a criminal record.

These people can bring unparalleled grit and resilience, loyalty, creativity, and employability into the workplace.

Employers are waking up to this and Bridge of Hope is on a mission to kick them out of bed!

James Fellowes – Founder

In 2018 James was made redundant for the fifth time in 8 years. It was then that he had an epiphany: to leave the corporate world to try and change the world! He co-founded Bridge of Hope Careers to create the missing link between ‘untapped talent’ and inclusive employers seeking to expand their talent pool. He’s a proud dad of three, unshakable optimist and an obsessive wild swimmer.

Chance Bleu-Montgomery – Partner Support Manager

Chance has dedicated his life to supporting system impacted people, and those who face barriers to employment. His passion comes from his past experiences of hardship, which is what has made him as resilient as those they support. His job is to support referral partners in their mission to get their talented candidates into meaningful employment.

How to deliver the very best candidate experience and engagement

Giles was joined on this webinar by Hollaroo special guests Hugh Fordham, CEO, and Martyn Redstone, Content & Community Lead.


Watch it back to learn:

  • Why is candidate experience more important than ever in the current climate?
  • What are the most common weak points and how best to improve them?
  • How should you capture, communicate, engage, and nurture relationships with potential hires?
  • Internal Talent and Alumni – harnessing these groups to raise brand awareness and reach passive talent

How to leverage programmatic job ads to attract more quality candidates

Appcast’s VP of Sales, Robin Stander joined us to discuss how high-volume hiring companies can utilise a range of tactics, including the power of programmatic job advertising, to attract more quality talent and increase ROI.

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We covered:

  • How the state of the UK labour market is impacting your ability to attract enough quality candidates
  • What is programmatic advertising, and how does it work?
  • How to drive a consistent flow of quality candidates across all roles


Remote hiring for a digital world

In this webinar, we were joined by John Mathews from the UK’s leading Digital Right to Work provider, Yoti, to explain the new change in legislation and what it means for you.

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Watch it back to learn:

  • How the new change in legislation impacts hiring and ID verification
  • What are Digital Right to Work checks?
  • What is online certified ID verification and how does it work?
  • How they can provide assurance, compliance and streamline the vetting process
  • John will also run a Q&A to provide answers to all your burning questions

How to secure HR and Talent’s place at the exec table

Giles from Jobtrain was joined by Sharon Benson, HR Magazine’s Most Influential Practitioner and Transformation and People Director at Edison Young People.

A specialist in transformation, Sharon has held senior positions leading people and culture change programmes at Sunrise Senior Living UK and Gracewell Healthcare, Studio Retail, Acorn Care and Education, and the Co-operative Group.


In this session, they covered:

  • What makes HR good vs bad? – it’s all about the ingredients and method!
  • The main building blocks of HR
  • HR’s impact on the bottom line and its role as a key value driver for business
  • How to hire, onboard, induct and create clear career pathways for Talent to thrive

Answering your questions on all things EVP & employer brand

Following the success of our webinar with DNA last year, we’ve asked John Tarrant from DNA (Digital Native Advertising) to come back. He’ll answer all of your questions and offer more help and guidance on all things EVP and employer branding – and show you best practice in action and provide hints and tips to help your thinking along with some neat ideas to apply to your business straight away!

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The key questions DNA we cover include:

  • “How do I create the business case? How do I sell it in? How do I prove ROI?”
  • “What objectives should I be setting?”
  • “What’s the process, how long does it take?”
  • “How do activate my EVP inside and outside the business?”
  • “How can a smaller organisation tackle activation of their brand in a competitive market?”
  • “If I can’t get an EVP moving, what’s the next best thing to get the results we need?…..and quickly!”

Where have all the candidates gone?

Giles Heckstall-Smith (Jobtrain) & Andrea Garvey ( looked at the possible causes and reasons why it feels like there’s a shortage of candidates and how to fix it. They discussed:

  • Candidate driven market – they have the luxury of picking their ‘dream job’ over an experience or skills based job. How to make your job stand out from the rest
  • How to ensure you’re advertising your jobs is the best possible way
  • Application data – what it can tell you and how it can help you find solutions

Watch it back and take control of the candidate shortage

How Talent Intelligence can give your hiring strategy the edge

Gary Towers (Talent  Intelligence Director) and Giles Heckstall-Smith from Jobtrain used this insightful webinar to cover:

  • Highlights from the 2022 Recruitment Market Trends Report
  • What is Talent Intelligence (TI) and is it as revolutionary as experts say?
  • How is TI of value to Recruitment and Talent Acquisition?
  • What recruitment data to track and analyse and why?
  • Predictions! What should we expect to see next and what to do about it?

Watch it back and learn about talent intelligence here

Webinar – HoW to deliver Diversity and Inclusivity in your recruitment

Giles Heckstall-Smith and Michelle Brown discussed if the amount of diversity we are seeing in the media is mere tokenism or is it going to impact people’s attitudes to diversity and inclusion.

  • Is the recruitment industry doing enough to address diversity and inclusivity?
  • Are organisations who are looking for a diverse workforce addressing the changes required within their culture for this to work?
  • Are the way job ads are written inclusive?


About Michelle Brown

Michelle is an experienced communications professional having worked in the industry of public relations and social media with a range of sectors since 1997.

About HoW Webinars

Jobtrain is the company (and ideas!) behind the JTGO recruitment system. Through 20+ years of industry experience and networking, our Jobtrain team is behind the magic of HoW Webinars and they are lead by Jobtrain’s Giles Heckstall-Smith. Want to know more about Jobtrain? Visit the Jobtrain website here.