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Powered By Talent Summit to Drive Future of NI Businesses

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Northern Ireland’s largest talent and engagement summit will take place on the 14th June at Belfast’s Waterfront Hall. Powered By Talent is a first-of-its-kind event, bringing together businesses from the professional services sector to highlight best practice in the attraction, development and retention of a company’s main asset, its people.

Aimed at businesses eager to maximise their return on investment from talent and engagement initiatives, the inaugural summit will provide attendees with insight, advice and guidance on the latest and most effective people practices currently adopted by the worlds best companies.

Speaking ahead of the event, Justin Rush, founding member of Powered By Talent and Director of leading recruitment firm Abacus Professional Recruitment, said;

“I can’t remember a more exciting but equally challenging time for Northern Ireland businesses. In the last few years we’ve seen a stream of new investment firms enter the local market, and while the investment is certainly welcomed, it has meant that the attraction and retention of top talent is a headline item with all leadership teams.”

“It is great to see such diverse opportunity available in Northern Ireland. It used to be that our young people couldn’t see a future for themselves and often left to pursue a career elsewhere, but this mindset is certainly changing.  The future success of the local economy is directly linked to the highly skilled talent emerging from our education sector being utilised locally.  We need businesses to be attuned to the needs and desires of our young talent so that they can realise their careers aspirations without leaving our shores.”

Roger Eigenheer, Executive Director at EY, lead sponsor of the summit, commented,

“In an ever more competitive environment for talent, firms with a base in NI such as EY are continually seeking new ways to identify, connect with, retain and motivate staff. The Powered by Talent summit provides an excellent opportunity for businesses to learn more about how leaders in a variety of fields are working to provide world-class career paths to their workforces.”

The summit will involve presentations delivered by high-calibre key-note speakers as well as  expert panel discussions featuring local entrepreneurs, allowing businesses the opportunity to engage with the current hot topics in talent management, including millennial engagement.

Furthermore, the event will provide an opportunity to network, allowing for the enhancing of relationships between key local business people and leaders driving economic development in NI.

The Powered by Talent summit is developed by Abacus Professional Recruitment, with lead sponsor support from EY and supported by A&L Goodbody, Belfast City Council, Pearson and Legal Island.

There are limited tickets for the Powered by Talent summit with early bird rates available. For more information or to book tickets visit  www.poweredbytalent.com

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