Head of Professional Services & IT, Morson International
10:30 - 11:15
Unlocking the creative power of diverse teams and female engineering role models - Sponsored by Morson Group in partnership with Salford University
Since joining Morson International, Ben has been transforming and redefining the global recruiter’s strategy and candidate attraction processes by capitalising on the growing demand for temporary, interim and permanent skillsets in core professional services and IT markets. Ben has leveraged Morson International’s ‘UK’s Number one Technical Recruiter’ status, which combined with his experience, has repositioned the brand into one that services all markets with bespoke candidate and client talent attraction solutions, which work to complement the wider Group’s 49-year heritage and long-term client base. Overseeing the strategy on £multi-million client accounts, Ben is reimagining recruitment by identifying emerging talent gaps, particularly in the technology and digital space, integrating new technology and techniques that resonate with different generations, whilst rebuilding trust between recruiters and the international candidate portfolio.
Ben is also a keen advocate for mental health and is developing a number of transformational change programmes across the wider Morson Group that combat the stigmas attached, improve awareness and education, create a culture of openness and acceptance, and reinforce employee wellbeing as a corporate objective. Creating a positive environment in recruitment brings significant benefits to creating stronger, more productive and valued teams, something that Ben is also working to implement within the Group’s client portfolio and deliver long-term change.
IT obsessive, Ben’s past experience includes launching a technology division for a boutique recruitment agency, which led to him eventually managing its sales and marketing division. His vision is to make recruitment more accessible, efficient and cost-effective.