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Nov. 2020Manchester, England, United KingdomCEO of immersive. We hire people, in your name, for as long as you need us. We’re building a lasting, global company filled with talented people that love recruitment. We grow your talent acquisition team with professional on-demand Talent Partners and Talent Sourcers to manage your end to end hiring with an in-house team that has all of the people, process and hiring data you’ll need to be successful. And, when it comes to your brand, our branding experts will guide you through how to create an authentic employer brand strategy that brings people to your door. Join us: immersivehiring.com
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Dec. 2023Manchester, England, United Kingdom · RemoteBringing truManchester back to Manchester - look out for more info... (pencil in 8th February 2024).
#trumanchester host
#trumanchester#trumanchester host
Apr. 2018 - Oct. 2022Manchester#trumanchester gives you the opportunity to meet other recruitment and HR professionals, recruitment thought leaders, hiring managers, recruitment people representing in-house teams, recruitment agencies, job boards, HR Tech companies and anyone with ideas to share about our industry making us better at what we do. This is not a conference. There are no speakers, badges or presentations. Instead, we have tracks (facilitated discussions) and track leaders, who we have invited to initiate and lead a 45-minute discussion around a topic they have expertise or a serious interest in. We welcome in-house talent acquisition and HR teams as well as agency recruitment pros. Anyone can contribute to the tracks, offer an opinion, ask questions, tell a story or even direct the conversation into a brand new topic.
Talent Partner - Building the Global Recruiting Team (via immersive.)
Booking.comTalent Partner - Building the Global Recruiting Team (via immersive.)
Oct. 2021 - Apr. 2022United KingdomAt Booking.com, we’ve made it our mission to empower people to experience the world. We’ve gone beyond just being the best place to book any kind of accommodation. We're developing the digital travel platform that lets you book it all – from room nights and day tours to airport transfers and in-stay services. I’m looking for talent acquisition & recruitment professionals looking for their next challenge, joining a talent acquisition team with a great reputation, experience and a passion for doing recruitment well. Contact me here or drop me an email at: martin.dangerfield@booking.com
Talent Acquisition Director
DANGERFIELD GlobalTalent Acquisition Director
Feb. 2006 - Sep. 2021Manchester Area, United KingdomThe UK based Talent Consultancy business providing talent advisory services.
Talent Director via Dangerfield
UNiDAYSTalent Director via Dangerfield
Dec. 2019 - Apr. 2020Nottingham, United KingdomUNiDAYS is the world’s leading global Student Affinity Network and a fast-growing tech start up, A Tech City Future Fifty alum and #1 in the 2018 Sunday Times SME Export Track 100. Leading a broad-based project, my role as Talent Director is to develop the UNiDAYS approach to attracting, engaging and hiring amazing people to join us. As part of that project, we are going to understand the candidate journey, what it means to be at UNiDAYS and deliver a demand based service that is engaged with the business and engaging for candidates and existing employees. Key outputs will be a high-level target operating model for Talent Acquisition, an approach to workforce planning as well as some hiring of strategic senior hires into the business.
Head of Talent Acquisition via Dangerfield
dentsu internationalHead of Talent Acquisition via Dangerfield
Apr. 2019 - Sep. 2019London, United KingdomDentsu - the first truly global media network, is one of the top 3 media networks in the world. I led the talent acquisition team as to review and optimise the recruitment process, candidate journey and creative edge needed to provide best-in-class expertise and capability. Leading the London based team, we developed a new approach to hiring, based on the capacity and capability of a smaller more agile team. Completed a 'Discovery' exercise to map the end to end candidate journey optimising where possible. Part of a global Workday process optimisation project.
Board Advisor - People
RightIndemBoard Advisor - People
Jun. 2018 - Dec. 2018Nottingham, United KingdomActing as Advisor to the management team - leading the ‘People’ aspects of the business • Led Global Hiring strategy and implementation
Head of People & Talent (Interim via DANGERFIELD)
RightIndemHead of People & Talent (Interim via DANGERFIELD)
Sep. 2017 - May. 2018Nottingham, United KingdomRightIndem, named after the need to deliver the ‘right indemnity’ for the customer, was founded in January 2016 as a solution to improve the customer journey during an insurance claim. Our software offers a greatly improved claims experience to insurance customers, which in turn deliver improved efficiencies and large cost savings for insurers. My role covered the following key aspects: • Development of People Policy, and related systems and practice, that support our culture (the way things are done around here), reflect our mission and values • Provided a framework, and support, for the leadership team • Ensured the People strategy met all the future needs of the business • Acting as senior adviser to Directors and Senior Managers - leading the ‘People’ aspects of the business • Led Global Hiring strategy and implementation
Global Head of Recruitment (Interim via DANGERFIELD)
Cake Solutions LimitedGlobal Head of Recruitment (Interim via DANGERFIELD)
Jul. 2016 - Jan. 2017Manchester, London, New YorkCake Solutions architects, implements and maintains modern and scalable software, which includes server-side, rich browser applications and mobile development. Alongside the software engineering and delivery, Cake Solutions provides mentoring and training services. • An interim role to review the existing recruitment process and develop a candidate centric, direct hiring model in three key locations • Partnered with the Engineering team increasing pace and quality of hiring and developed a longer-term pipeline of skilled candidates • Developed a new route to market with direct hiring events in Hungary, Romania and Poland. • Led graduate hiring initiatives and an 'Always Hiring' mentality
Project Manager - Global Resourcing (Interim via DANGERFIELD)
Rolls-RoyceProject Manager - Global Resourcing (Interim via DANGERFIELD)
Jul. 2015 - Jun. 2016Derby, LondonRolls-Royce is a global company, providing integrated power solutions to the aerospace and marine/industrial power systems markets. • Managed a portfolio of global recruitment and talent acquisition based projects (Includes Candidate Experience, Diversity and Inclusion, Process Simplification, Hiring in India) with a strong focus on relationship building, service quality and operational excellence. • Partnered with Global resourcing, HR Service Operations, RPO and business teams. • Created clear and attainable objectives, building project requirements and managing the team to deliver within budget, on time and to the agreed expectations/standards/KPI’s. • Supported the Global resourcing team as they manage an ongoing continuous improvement programme throughout the candidate journey.
Project Delivery Lead (Interim via DANGERFIELD)
Arrows Group GlobalProject Delivery Lead (Interim via DANGERFIELD)
Jul. 2014 - Apr. 2015London, United KingdomArrows Group delivers specialist total workforce solutions to world-class businesses through its Staffing, Project Resourcing, and Consulting services. My role was to lead the client engagement for the delivery of Project-based services across EMEA: • Taking ownership of identified opportunities, clarifying client requirements, developing innovative solutions to meet and exceed those requirements • Managing the delivery of projects through to successful conclusion • Creating/recruiting and leading a high performing and engaged client-facing team • Interim transition management - working directly with the client and their end-users • Managing India Offshore/Client Engagement • FullFlex™ Lead for TORI Global and MetaPack
EMEA Recruitment Lead (Interim via DANGERFIELD)
MetaPack GroupEMEA Recruitment Lead (Interim via DANGERFIELD)
Dec. 2014 - Mar. 2015London, United KingdomI led the recruitment function for MetaPack as they embarked on their next stage of successful growth: • Designed and delivered a new, robust talent acquisition and development strategy closely aligned to business objectives • Accountable for external and internal resourcing lifecycles, at all levels from senior executive searches to volume resourcing campaigns • Advised stakeholders on strategy for cost effective recruitment projects, recruitment best practice, market trends and salary information
Head of Resourcing (Interim via DANGERFIELD)
TORI GlobalHead of Resourcing (Interim via DANGERFIELD)
Sep. 2014 - Dec. 2014LondonTORI Global will help you transform your business. TORI was formed by a team of practitioners with extensive experience working at a senior level for large firms across multiple regions. The founding partners all sought the 'ideal' consultancy when working as CIO, CTO and Executives. TORI was created to embody that ideal. My role was to act as an interim to keep business as usual hiring on track whilst reviewing the existing process, technology and people with a view to deploying an onsite team supported by an offshore sourcing capability. Successfully handed over to permanent Head of Resourcing in December 2014.
IRP Regional Director - North West
Recruitment & Employment ConfederationIRP Regional Director - North West
Feb. 2009 - Jun. 2014Manchester, United KingdomThe Institute of Recruitment Professionals (IRP) core purpose is to ensure that all recruiters are given the opportunity to be individually recognised as part of the profession while demonstrating their credentials and being committed to delivering the best possible service at all times. As the North West IRP Regional Director I work with the IRP and REC Corporate members across the North West area. I work with my colleagues on a voluntary basis to raise the awareness of the IRP and the standards within the industry. For more information on the IRP visit http://www.rec-irp.uk.com
Senior Manager, Talent Acquisition, EMEA
SymantecSenior Manager, Talent Acquisition, EMEA
Apr. 2011 - Jun. 2014Reading, United KingdomLeading the EMEA talent acquisition team covering all technical, support, development and security roles as well as the hiring of 400+ sales professionals for the new Symantec customer management centre (CMC) in Dublin. • Managing and growing client facing TA teams in four countries – recruiters and employment coordinators • Business engagement - developing key relationships at VP level • Execution of creative recruitment solutions - recruiting from entry level to Senior VP • Workforce planning and talent pipelining – based on a sector, vertical and country basis. • Employer brand management, promoting the organisation as an employer of choice • Ownership of all relationships with external TA partners across EMEA • Educating the business to successfully utilise the central resourcing structure • Performance Monitoring and Reporting – Cost and time per hire as well as quality of hire • Part of the global prospect to Alumni project – improving candidate experience at key stages • Responsible for delivery of ‘back office’ functions – contract generation, background verification and immigration
Non-Executive Director (NED)
Bowker ITNon-Executive Director (NED)
Jul. 2011 - Dec. 2013MorecambeBowker IT is a growing IT company excited by innovation and the benefits it brings. They are experts in:- • IT Strategy and Growth – helping you plan what you need now and what you’re likely to need in the future, saving you hassle and expense • Virtualisation – why pay for new hardware when your existing system can run more virtual servers? • Support – a contract you’re happy with, offering ad-hoc support or a full, remote 24/7 service • Backup and disaster recovery – our virtual systems get your IT restored quickly and efficiently even if you have to move buildings • Security – using the latest technology to protect your data assets I supported the management team with the delivery of a sales strategy and the recruitment of talented professionals.
UK Recruiter
NetAppUK Recruiter
Apr. 2010 - Sep. 2010London, United KingdomNetApp creates innovative storage and data management solutions that help our customers accelerate business breakthroughs and achieve outstanding cost efficiency. Their dedication to principles of simplicity, innovation, and customer success has made them one of the fastest-growing storage and data management providers today. Engaged on an interim basis to develop the UK talent acquisition capability with a focus on Sales and Business Development roles. Successfully demonstrated my capability in recruitment strategy, e-recruitment, selection methodology, EMEA recruitment, resource planning and internal mobility.


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