Oliver R.
Senior Recruiter
Business Function Recruitment Team

About Oliver

Key Experiences

From studying History at Birmingham to recruiting for Accenture
- After working abroad between 2013-2014, I moved from working as a freelance Event Manager in Australia to an 'Account Executive' in Mash Staffing's head office in London
Why did I move?
To take the next step in my career and become more involved in the organisation and staffing element of experiential events

- In 2016, I moved from experiential marketing into the student (18-25) sector
Why did I move?
To step out of the staffing side of experiential and into the organisation and implementation of events
To be involved with the creative flow of a project and see the 360 timeline of creative brief through to build and final student engagement

- In 2018, I finally moved from student into early talent recruitment in my current position within Accenture
Why did I move?
To join an exciting, innovative and forward thinking company
To hear and see how technology is changing the world
To see the reward of a candidate going 360 through the graduate recruitment process
To meet with exciting candidates and learn about their aspirations and what drives them

Current Position

Senior Graduate Recruiter within Internal Recruitment
Key responsibilities include -

Campus Recruitment:
- Developing strong relationships with Universities
- Designing and delivering a range of high impact, innovative events on campus

Candidate Management:
- Managing the offer and engagement process for candidates
- Developing and running new joiners orientation and induction

Relationship management:
Internal:
- Managing stakeholder relationships (sponsors, student ambassadors, third party owners)
- University Action Teams – structuring and motivating teams of approx. 50-100 members from all levels across the business (including Accenture Leadership) to deliver bespoke campus strategies
- Liaising with the broader HR teams including Talent Supply Chain team and Field HR teams

External:
- Developing strong relationships with target universities with a focus on sourcing candidates
- Developing and delivering new strategic objects with business partners, and 3rd party contacts, relating to the promotion for graduate programmes

Team Management:
- Motivating and developing an internal team

Interviewing:
- Reviewing 1st round interviews for all areas
- Conducting 2nd round assessment centres for all areas

Project work:
- Implementing and managing global initiatives that relate to technology

Main Motivations

Participating in the 360 recruitment process for candidates
What do I like most about my role?

Personal -
- Participating in the 360 recruitment process for candidates
- Seeing a project through from the initial marketing to implementation
- Meeting new people and learning about their aspirations and drives

Working for Accenture -
- Equality; Aiming for a 50/50 gender workforce by 2025
- We do everything in house, competitors either do one or the other, we do everything
- Fantastic clients
- Diversity promotion and global reputation as a fair employer
- Being part of a company whose tech is changing the world
- Fantastic company culture and development
- Company culture & societies i.e. LGBT, networking, mental health and charity

Top Advice

Stay true to your values and be yourself!

Greatest Achievement

Running an 'experiential events tour' across 100 UK universities
This project involved -
- Planning, building and implementing a 100 date student tour to UK universities using 9 bespoke 'doughnut distribution' stands
- Vetting, interviewing and recruiting 60 ambassadors across each university to support the tour
- Organisation and accountability of all campaign logistics including staffing, stand / stock movement, equipment hire and event management
- Financial management of project budgets including marketing, logistics, staff and product sourcing
- Creating & managing project plans and campaign timelines using Gantt charts and other operational tools
- Meeting and surpassing key performance indicators using quantitative/qualitative results and success tracking tools
- Competitor Analysis of all other campus marketing and student programmes for future strategies
- Maintaining and improving relationships with key campus and faculty influencers

Accenture UK

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