2018 edition

Hired!BCN 2018 was a blast. Many of the attendees had a positive surprise as HiredBCN was “fresh air” and “something different” from the usual Talent Acquisition and HR conferences. Having such great speakers for two days in sunny Barcelona was very insightful, fun, and rewarding.

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The speakers

Hands-on sessions from creative experts

Hiredbcn - Johnny Campbell

Johnny Campbell

CEO of Social Talent
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CEO at Social Talent. Johnny is co-founder and CEO of SocialTalent, the largest provider of online recruitment training in the world. Johnny is co-founder and CEO of SocialTalent, the largest provider of online recruitment training in the world. Having launched the word “Ninja” into the lexicon of recruiters around the world, Johnny admits he has zero martial arts skills but claims he can martial the arts of recruiting to help any recruiter become a ninja at their job (you see what he did there?). ;-) When he’s not making bad puns, Johnny is busy raising 3 boys with his wife Jill, consuming endless books and podcasts and trying to finish 5k runs like he’s still 25 (which he is definitely not).

Hiredbcn - Jan Tegze

Jan Tegze

Senior Recruiting Manager at SolarWinds
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Author of Full Stack Recruiter and results oriented Talent Acquisition Leader. Jan Tegze, Author of Full Stack Recruiter and results oriented Talent Acquisition Leader with extensive experience in full life cycle recruiting, and broad knowledge in international recruiting, sourcing, recruitment branding, marketing and pro-active innovative sourcing techniques. Author of the Sourcing.Games, Recruitment.Camp, and blogger ( who believes that recruitment is a great field and he is constantly trying to make it better.

Hiredbcn - Katy Peichert

Katy Peichert

Native Instruments
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Psychologist and HR professional. Currently working as a Senior Recruitment Specialist at Native Instruments – world’s leading music tech company for software and hardware empowering music creators (previously: Recruitment Partner for SoundCloud and Wooga). Based in Berlin, she’s an active influencer on the global tech recruitment scene, especially for the topics of diversity sourcing strategy, building inclusive hiring process, coaching executive level hiring teams and interconnecting with learning & development projects in the engineering departments.

Hiredbcn - Iker Jusué

Iker Jusué

Director at Royan Recruitment
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Sosueu Hackaton and AirSource Sourcing Competition winner and finalist at SourceCon Grandmaster Challenge. Iker has been recently awarded with the Sosueu Hackaton winner title and the AirSource Sourcing Competition. He is also one of the two European top ten finalists for the SourceCon Grandmaster Challenge. At the moment is working in exclusive assignments with a global outreach. As part of his role leading the sourcing function for the business, he has to stay ahead of any new tools and methods, guiding the team to be best-in-class, while polishing an already well-established sourcing culture and process.”

Hiredbcn - Elizabeth Rice

Elizabeth Rice

Tech Recruiter @ Thoughtworks
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Curious, ambitious and happy Tech recruiter with a strong passion for diversity and inclusion. She’s trying to make a difference in Barcelona when it comes to companies being diverse and more inclusive and is organising quite a few initiatives in the city for Gender equality and diversity in hiring. Her dream is to build a talented tech team in which there is an atmosphere of respect and tolerance and in which diversity can flourish in the most natural way. And she’s trying to build her dream at ThoughtWorks Barcelona.

Hiredbcn - Jan Bernhart

Jan Bernhart

Freelance Recruiter
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Freelance Sourcing Recruiter at Optiver. Jan Bernhart is a sourcer and recruiter who has handled C-level positions to internships and worked for startups to fortune 500 corporates. In his spare time he enjoys developing bookmarklets, creating excel formulas and denying he’s a nerd. Currently he works as freelance sourcing recruiter at Optiver.

Hiredbcn - Eli Domínguez

Eli Domínguez

Marketing Director and Employer Branding Services Director at Talent Clue
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Since she started, Eli has always worked in the hiring sector in Marketing teams, between clients and candidates, and she’s come to believe that Marketing and Recruiting teams should work together in order to accomplish common goals. She also created a blog for savvy recruiters that want to be a little bit more marketers and dedicates her days to help recruiters improve their skills to attract and retain top talent.

Hiredbcn - Matt Buckland

Matt Buckland

VP of Customer Advocacy @ Workable
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Matt has over 15 years experience in HR, recruitment, and selection for a variety of businesses and industries across the world. Most recently he has led teams at rapidly scaling tech startups, he has also led teams at Bloomberg, ThoughtWorks, Getco, Criteo and Facebook. He has been named as a LinkedIn Power Profile and was the on screen expert for a BBC TV series on innovative recruitment methods. Most recently he has transitioned to a new role at Workable as the VP of Customer Advocacy. With many years of experience as a Workable customer, his objectives will be to continue to build and develop our community and exemplify a customer centric approach.

Hiredbcn - Dustin Robinson

Dustin Robinson

HR Content Manager at Talentsoft
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Dustin Robinson has spent the past five years researching, writing about, and working in HR and HR technologies – particularly in recruiting and sourcing. He started his career as an HR consultant, then shifted to work on the product side of things with Hello Talent, and now works to manage all HR content for Talentsoft.

Hiredbcn - Ieva Vaitkeviciute

Ieva Vaitkeviciute

Organizational Behavior Analyst at Clanbeat
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With a background in psychology and training facilitation, Ieva is currently working as an organizational behavior analyst at Clanbeat. During the past year, she has been conducting a qualitative research regarding HR processes around the world. By reviewing science publications, leading interviews with employees, CEOs/Executives, teams and HR professionals from various organizations, Ieva managed to gather information about social integration of employees from around 100 companies. After studying psychology in KU Leuven (Belgium), she became interested in self-reflection, training & development of organizations, employer branding, group dynamics, subjective well-being, and relationships at modern workplaces.

Hiredbcn - Yves Loiseau

Yves Loiseau

General Manager at Textkernel
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Yves Loiseau started his web-related career in 1998 after having worked in international trade for five years. As an HRIS consultant for Publicis, he helped launch Mediasystem Interactive, an e-recruitment branch of the group. He then went on to occupy several positions in the field of HR technologies, working with companies such as i-Grasp, Job Angels and Otys France. A true expert in semantic technology and HR Big Data, Yves Loiseau is currently in charge of Textkernel operations in France, Spain and Italy.

Hiredbcn - Billy McDiarmid

Billy McDiarmid

Sourcer & Marketer Candidate.ID
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Sourcing, recruitment marketing and #RecTech specialist. Billy helps employers worldwide to build talent pipelines that support their recruitment goals using a wide range of sourcing, attraction and engagement techniques.

Hiredbcn - Ricardo Pereira

Ricardo Pereira

Talent Sourcing Team Lead @ Pepsico
Linkedin profile

Awarded Top 50 Linkedin Recruiter at Talent Connect London 2015. Quality oriented Talent Sourcer, boolean search expert and LinkedIn Certified Recruiter. He also use many other social media platforms and sourcing tools to source and Recruit people for diverse functions: IT, Commercial, HR, Digital Marketing and eCommece. Results oriented guy and highly customer driven with many years of experience sourcing and recruiting Corporate Talent across West and East Europe.

Hiredbcn - Simon Halkyard

Simon Halkyard

Talent Acquisition Partner Shop Direct (Data Intelligence)
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Simon is currently the Talent Acquisition partner for Shop Direct’s Data Intelligence division. Previously he was responsible for the Talent Acquisition strategy for their recently opened London office, attracting, engaging and hiring world class tech talent. Shop Direct is the company behind and They are the UK’s 2nd biggest pureplay etailer and they are the only business to have been named Retail Weeks ‘pureplay etailer of the year’ three times in a row. They are also the country’s number one online credit retailer, giving their five million customers the upgrades they want in their home and wardrobe with unique ways to pay for more than 1,300 brands.

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