Inspired Selection at London Book Fair 2019

Inspired Selection at London Book Fair 2019

As we are celebrating our 20th year in publishing recruitment we wanted to give something back to the industry. This year you will see Inspired talking at a lot of events as well as hosting them. Alongside this we will also be launching a podcast, which we will tell you all about shortly. But for now, as you may have seen Inspired Search & Selection are sponsoring the People Development Stream seminars at London Book Fair 2019. We have sponsored this previously and feel that it is a great way for us to invest back into the industry by offering the very best in thought leadership to peoples development.

The People Development Stream is part of the Insights Seminar Programme, and is curated by LBF for people working in publishing and looking for advice, guidance and to learn about development opportunities within their careers. This year, Inspired Search & Selection are hosting two of our own seminars which we are very excited about. We would encourage anyone working in publishing to attend but especially if you are a line manager, director of a company, in HR, involved in Diversity & Inclusion or are looking for ways to encourage more women into leadership.

Alongside our seminars we also see the Publishers Association hosting, the annual CV Clinic, The Bookseller magazine, Alison Bavistock and even have practical sessions brought to you by the Unworry Hour, tackling a lot of issues around diversity, ageism and stress in the work place. This stream is guaranteed to add to your people development strategy or approach to work.

If you are keen to attend we would love to see you in particular at the following seminars:

Women in Leadership

When? Tuesday, 12 Mar 2019, 11:30 - 12:30

Where? Olympia Room, Grand Hall

One of the most talked about topics of the moment in publishing. We only have an hour but this seminars aim is to open your eyes to all the barriers that are stopping women from getting to the top but also give you the tools to use to get there and be the successful, balanced and the leader you want to be! 

Already at the top? Come and find out how to encourage people in your team who you know have great potential but create barriers that need breaking down for them.

Our all inspiring panel includes:

  • Lis Tribe, Group Managing Director of Hodder Education
  • Rebecca Smart, MD at DK
  • Samantha Burridge, Director Strategy and Transformation at Clarivate
  • Perminder Mann, CEO, Bonnier Books UK

Chaired by Suzy Astbury, Managing Director, Inspired Search & Selection


And our second event:

Building an Inclusive, Diverse Workforce for the Future

When? 13 Mar 2019, 13:00 - 14:00

Where? Olympia Room, Grand Hall

This seminar will talk about key progress in our industry and the different methodology that organisations are now adopting. It will include a panel of talent attraction and diversity heads across the industry talking and telling us straight not just about recruitment methods but how to ensure employees are retained and developed once recruited. 

This is a great seminar to come along to if you are a hiring manager and want to learn about more inclusive techniques for your recruitment methods. It’s also great for people looking to get into publishing to understand the new ways that publishers are hiring and investing in the workforce of the future. 

Our incredible panel includes:

Chaired by Suzy Astbury, Managing Director, Inspired Search & Selection

We look forward to seeing you at one or all of these events. Make sure you’re there because we will be giving out goodie bags at each of our own events.