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Glen Cathey

Head of Digital Strategy and Innovation, Randstad

Keynote: AI & Automation in Sourcing/Recruiting

Unless you have been living under a rock the past few years, you have probably heard a lot of hype surrounding AI, automated matching, and chatbots in sourcing and recruitment. In this session, Glen will walk you through Randstad’s multi-year journey of evaluating, buying, building and implementing AI-powered matching solutions and chatbots and help separate myth from reality.

In addition, you will learn about the importance of ethical AI and various methods to mitigate algorithmic bias to ensure fairness and inclusivity.

Workshop: The Psychology of Sourcing: The Human Element

Talent acquisition is all about people. So why aren’t sourcers and recruiters more focused on understanding people, what motivates them, and how to best communicate with and influence them?

In this session, Glen will delve into many elements of psychology and neuroscience, including empathy, framing, preloading, elicitation, scarcity, social proof, gap theory (and many more!), explaining how they can be leveraged to yield higher response and candidate conversion rates from passive talent, and how to more effectively elicit high quality referrals.

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About Glen:

With more than 20 years of experience in the industry, Glen Cathey is a globally recognised sourcing and recruiting leader, blogger ( and corporate/keynote speaker (10X LinkedIn, 10X SourceCon, 3X Talent42, 3X SOSU, 2X ATC,, PwC, Deloitte, Intel, Booz Allen, Enterprise Holdings, AstraZeneca…). 

Glen currently serves as the Global Head of Digital Strategy for Randstad reporting into the Netherlands and focuses on implementing data and automation strategies as well as emerging technologies such as AI and blockchain in sourcing and recruitment. Over the course of his career, Glen has been responsible for talent acquisition training, process, technology, analytics and innovation strategies for I.T. staffing and RPO firms with over 100,000 hires annually, and he has built, trained, developed and led large local and centralised national and global sourcing teams ranging from 40-300+ associates.

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