Ian is currently a Fellow of the Institute for Employment Studies and Associate of The Work Foundation. He was Interim Chief Economist at the Chartered Institute for Personal Development (CIPD) from July 2016 to May 2018. Prior to that he served in a number of senior management and research posts at The Work Foundation from 2006 onwards, including Director from 2010 to 2013 and Chief Economist from 2013 to 2016.
Ian's previous appointments include with the Trades Union Congress (1980–2006), where he was Head of the Economic and Social Affairs Department (2004–2006) and its Chief Economist (1996–2006). Prior to 1980, he worked as a researcher at the University of Kent and the Centre for Environmental Studies. He was a member of the Low Pay Commission, the body that sets the UK’s national minimum wage (NMW), from 2004–2006.
Ian has written extensively on the changing nature of work and the structure of OECD labour markets, including on the employment implications of growth of the “knowledge economy”; the impact of regulation on the quality of work; how the UK compares on skills; and on the emergence of the gig economy.
Ms. Muntz studied social & economic law in Utrecht, The Netherlands. She is currently Director Group Public Affairs at Randstad Holding. She was elected to president of the World Employment Confederation, the voice of the employment industry in May 2014 and was reelected to this position in September 2017.
Ms. Muntz has chaired the World Employment Confederation-Europe the voice of the employment industry at European level (formerly Eurociett) from 2005 to 2017. She was Secretary General of the ABU, the Dutch staffing industry association, from 1991 to 1996. Since then Ms. Muntz has worked in various legal and public affairs functions for multinational HR services provider.
Ms. Muntz interests and specialties lie in the field of labour market policies, regulation and industrial relations & contingent work. She chairs the employers delegation of the EU Sectoral social dialogue for Temporary agency work and has, in that framework, concluded several joint agreements with Uni Europe, for instance on Flexicurity and the Agency Work Directive. Ms. Muntz sits on the board of directors of CSR Europe and was a board member of SNCU, the Dutch 'Collective Labour Agreement Police' for the Dutch staffing industry until january 2016. She was a long-time member of the Dutch negotiating committee for the Collective Labour Agreement for temporary agency workers and has been involved closely in the creation of the 1999 Dutch “Flexibility and security” legislation. Ms. Muntz also chaired (on behalf of the employers) the Dutch Pension fund for temporary agency workers, STIPP, from 1999 to 2010.
Recognised as a ‘thought leader’ on recruitment marketing, "Google" Dave Hazlehurst is a digital strategist, author, keynote speaker and Partner at award-winning employer brand agency Ph.Creative. Dave works across the business ensuring the delivery of remarkable business results through integrated digital strategies and tactics.
Dave is lucky enough to be asked to regularly speak about employer brand across different sectors and organisations around the globe. He's provided keynotes and workshops for Google, LinkedIn, Vodafone, Chartered Institute of Marketing (CIM), and many others.
Dave’s inclusive, informative and entertaining delivery style reaches the audience on a personal level to develop their awareness of employer brand and provokes a thirst for knowledge.
Yvette Cleland worked in the pharmaceutical industry for eight years at Janssen, part of J&J. In 1999 she moved to professional staffing and went on to build contract and permanent teams throughout the UK for many of the world’s leading pharmaceutical companies. In 2012 she joined Clinical Professionals as Group Managing Director to drive growth, expand the brand portfolio and geographic foot print of the business.
In 2015 under her leadership the business was acquired by CPL Resourcing. In 2017 she lead the expansion of the business into the US. Today Yvette is CEO for the Clinical Professionals Group, an award winning organisation that has also featured in the Telegraph and Daily Mail as an innovator in the staffing industry. Yvette is APBI qualified with a pharma MBA.
Miles is an entrepreneur, board advisor and investor with over 20 years’ experience building successful companies. He is a former lawyer and the founder and former CEO of Empresaria, Group, a staffing company that he built to over £200m revenues with operations in 20 countries. He now invests in and advises companies primarily within the Human Capital Services sector through his investment company Benula Capital.
He is currently Chairman of Darwin, a technology recruitment company operating across Europe, Davidson, an Australia based talent management company and Oasis HR, a London based HR recruitment company. He is also Chairman of APSCo Global, the international professional staffing trade association. Awards include Staffing industry Entrepreneur of the Year (Recruitment International) and national finalist Ernst &Young Entrepreneur of the Year.
James is the Chairman of The Recruitment Network, an exclusive members club for recruitment leaders and the CEO of Innergy, and award-winning training and consultancy business.
With an international board level background in recruitment, James has since spent the past 12 years advising and consulting with over 450 recruitment organisations, helping them to achieve substantial growth and performance improvement whilst maintaining a competitive advantage in their sectors.
James currently acts as a Non-Executive Director and advisor for a number of fast growth organisations both in the UK and internationally and is committed to enabling recruitment leaders to maximise their potential, outperform their market and create significant shareholder value.
Tom Viggers joined pymetrics recently having previously worked for 10 years at a boutique marketing agency that helped global employers to build their brands and attract broader pools of graduates. Seeing the possibility of new AI and big data for solving some of the deep-rooted challenges in the market, Tom is excited to be part of the team representing pymetrics in EMEA.