DK Recruitment Day 2015 invitation

We'd like to welcome you to this year's most exciting event - DK Recruitment Day 2015 September 08 th in Copenhagen. Join us and meet with 150 HR professionals from across the country and be inspired by Danish and international keynote speakers. Together with our sponsors, we will do anything we can to give you the best day in the name of HR. 

TICKET PRICE is DKK 1688 excl. VAT. We are serving breakfast, lunch, coffee, tea, spring water and fresh fruit during the event. Please note that the agenda is conducted in English throughout the day.

ADDRESS: Grilleriet, Dampfærgevej 10, 2100 Copenhagen and the event takes place from 8-16.30.

SIGN UP: Please fill out the registration form below with name, title, company, e-mail and phone number. Registration closes on August 31st. Cancellation fee is 50% of the total amount. If cancellation takes place less than 3 weeks before the events, the cancellation fee is 100% of the total amount. Invoice is sent when registration has been placed.

QUESTIONS: If you have any questions regarding the event or our sponsorship kit, please email Project Manager Sara Langholz at

Programme (temporary)

08.00 - 08.45 Breakfast and registration

08.45 - 09.00 Welcome by Christian Sylvester, CEO Sylvester & co

09.00 Keynote: Angela Nyman Stack Overflow

09.50 Keynote: LinkedIn

10.40 Break

11.00 - 11.50 3 x Track leaders

• Heidi Wassini
• Peerpilot
• HR Manager (Falck)



11.45 Lunch

12.40 Keynote: Tim Ackerman

13.50 Break

14.15 Keynote: David Barrett

15.00 Break

15.15 Keynote: Katrina Collier 

16.00 See you in 2016 - Closing remarks by Christian Sylvester

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Stack Overflow

Angela Nyman (UK) is the Director of Marketing, EMEA at Stack Overflow. She has an extensive expertise in branding, marketing management and +12 years of experience in cross cultural management. At Stack Overflow she is educating companies about technical recruitment and how to best reach, attract and engage with developers. 


The way we recruit developers is broken, so what do we do about it?

Stack Overflow is the largest programming site on the Internet, where millions of programmers from around the world ask and answer highly technical programming questions. The main site attracts on average 27 million programmers every month and is the largest community of its kind. Angela will present crucial findings from the 2015 Developer Hiring Landscape report and will talk about the particular challenges of hiring developers in the Nordic region.

Key take aways:
• Current trends and challenges of the Nordic technical hiring landscape
• What matters to developers
• Key findings and tips for recruiters and hiring managers


Mikkel Preisler (SE) has been with LinkedIn Nordics since 2013 where he helps large enterprises with their Talents Strategy on LinkedIn.



Employee Activation on LinkedIn made easier via Elevate

Mikkel Preisler, Senior Account Executive LinkedIn Nordics, will give us an introduction to Elevate. Elevate is being introduced to the market this year and aims to make it easy for employees to share unique insights in an authentic way helping them build their own brand and your company’s brand. Mikkel will also provide us with LinkedIn’s vision for the Economic Graph in a Nordic context and how the demographics on LinkedIn is evolving.

Key take aways:
• LinkedIn's new feature Elevate
• LinkedIn Economic Graph
• LinkedIn Demographics are changing


Tim Ackermann (DE) is a seasoned and passionate HR and Talent Acquisition expert with over 15 years in various industries at companies such as Deutsche Bank, Microsoft and Swarovski. Currently Tim is Senior Director of Talent Acquisition EMEA & APAC PAREXEL International in Berlin. Additionally, he teaches HR Management at the International School of Management, Munich. 

Gamification: Recruitainment – don’t play for fun

Recruitment and Employer Branding face unique challenges with the ever changing technological landscape, demographical and value changes and the growing complexity in all aspects of business live. One of the current buzzwords that offer relief is gamification. Learn about the basic principles of gamification and explore answers to questions such as

• What is gamifaction all about?
 Is it just en vogue or here to stay?
• Where can gamification be utilized in a meaningful way?
• Best practice examples from the recruitment industry?


David Barrett (IRE) is a business focused occupational psychologist working with clients across a spectrum of challenges from large scale international assessment, development and performance management projects to competency based development and executive coaching for entrepreneurial owner managers.


Gamification: How Realistic Job Previews (RJPs), Situational Judgment Questionnaires (SJQs) and Gamified Assessments will change the way you think about recruiting talent.

In this presentation David will focus on the area of gamification which has been long spoken about as a gamechanger in the recruitment and talent space. David will speak about his experience working with organisations such as O2 Telefonica, easyJet, flyDubai, Sunglass Hut, Morrisons, Dell, Dixons Carphone etc and how these organisations are evolving the ways they are attracting, assessing and engaging with job applicants and potential job applicants through gamification and new online strategies.

Winning Impression

Katrina Collier is a Social Recruiting Specialist experienced training SMEs to global blue chips. One of The 100 Most Influential People in HR & Recruiting on Twitter and quoted in SHRM, The Staffing Stream, and Cambridge University’s Strategies for Success. She writes avidly on her own blog and for many publishers, including The Muse, Glassdoor and Blogging4Jobs, and is a regular global HR & Recruitment conference speaker. She also wrote and delivers the social media recruitment training for the CIPD, the UK’s professional body for HR and people development.

Finding people online is easy, getting a response is not!

The explosion of social media has enabled companies direct access to people like never before and in 2015 social recruiting is not a new concept. But with the explosion came the noise and companies must work smarter if they want to successfully attract and engage candidates.

Key take aways:
Discover tools that you can use to map across social networks to improve candidate   responsiveness.

​• See real examples of companies who are getting it wrong (and why) and learn from those who are getting it right.
​• Simple steps that you can implement immediately to maximise your return on social recruiting

Track leaders

Peer Pilot

Brian Ranvits is the CSO and co-owner of Peerpilot - a gamified online platform for performance-based screening of job applicants. Brian has more than 20 years of experience from the international recruiting and talent development industry, having held recruitment manager roles in companies like Microsoft and SPX as well as additional roles as chief consultant in several search and recruitment companies. Brian is also the owner of European Search Company, a leading search and selection company.


Can algorithms beat human instinct in recruiting?

Since September 2013 - where the company was founded - the interest for this unique tool has grown rapidly screening job applicants for large international Corporations and Universities Worldwide. Peerpilot is giving every single job-applicant a unique chance to showcase their skills, instead of writing a Resume or application, in an engaging, fun and gamified setting.

On the same hand securing the Corporations a unique employer branding approach - better attraction better matches -  while saving costs and resources in the process.

Key take aways:
• Trends and challenges within attraction and screening of young talent

• Bridging the gap between human & technology within recruitment
• Co-creating new solutions to current challenges
• Talent screening based on actual performance and algorithms


Heidi Wassini, Partner Talent Acquisition, has previously been Recruitment Manager and Global Recruitment Responsible at Ramboll Oil & Gas (Denmark, Norway, Middle East, USA and India). 

Skills vs. personality or how to hire talents for a cultural fit
Do you often find yourself with not enough (or too many) applications that just do not match what you are looking for? Are you using interviewing techniques to match a candidate in both competencies, performance and cultural fit? It all begins with a good job analysis, after all if you are not sure exactly what you are looking for, then how do you know when you found it? Get inspired by Heidi Wassini’s insight into both simple basics that we sometimes tend to overlook, and future recruitment trends that may not be so far in the future in terms of both thoughts and actual tools to bring home.

Key take aways:
• Get a hands-on practical insight to tools that will heighten your quality of hire
• Learn more on different types of interviewing techniques to ensure best match
• Be inspired to think out-of-the-box when recruiting in a talent scarcity market


Pernille Sandberg Kujundzic, Director, HR & Communication at Falck Global Assistance.  






Optimize and work smarter – in HR


The digital and optimized world can save us time and money. Today it is necessary to go from manual processes to SaaS solutions.


We are organizing our companies with no or very limited secretarial functions which is why our internal processes have to be as lean and effective as possible. The process of recruiting has many steps and administrative tasks which cost a lot of man-hours if you don’t have great data systems to support it.


The growth opportunities in Falck and the need to expand the workforce, has led to the necessity to implement an efficient system which both decreased the time spent but also enhanced the quality of communication with candidates, and hereby the employer brand.


Key take aways:

What are the specific needs in the recruitment process?
● How do you convince the CEO and CFO to make the investment?
● What are the benefits by working smarter?
● Can we increase our focus on efficient and attractive employer branding?
● How do the different cultures react across countries?
● How do we optimize the entire recruitment process? What systems and practices go hand in hand?

Main sponsors

HR Manager was founded in 2003, and are specialists in HR and recruitment. Since 2003 the company has grown rapidly and is now firmly established with a AAA rating from Dun & Bradstreet. HR Manager is one of Scandinavia’s leading suppliers of modern recruitment systems. The company is headquartered in Oslo, but are also present in Sweden, Denmark, Finland, the Baltic States and India.

Talent Recruiter is an innovative, dynamic and flexible recruitment system in constant development based on ease of use. It has users in over 50 countries on all continents. In the Nordic countries we have over 500 clients, local and international, in both the private and public sectors.

Talent Recruiter is adapted to meet the requirements of mobile platforms and social media. In addition, HR Manager is first mover in mobile applications, Video CV and digital signature.

Makeover Services International (MSI) is based in Copenhagen, Denmark, but our presence is global. We offer professional LinkedIn makeover services (B2B, B2G and B2C) in an expanding array of languages and formats.

Our international team of dedicated makeover consultants are located in different countries around the world. This setup enables us to deliver a uniform service but with unique local insights and an unmatched level of professional language proficiency. We assist SMBs to Fortune 500 companies and we serve clients such as Rema 1000, NNE Pharmaplan, Bossard and Alliance+.

Stack Overflow Career is the leading professional platform for programmers to find jobs and explore career opportunities.

It enables employers to engage in the largest community of developers in the world on Stack Overflow, a site that attracts on average 27 million developers month. Of these, 150,000 are Danish software developers.

Services include employer brandig platforms, targeted job advertisements on Stack Overflow, and an exclusive candidate search tool - which allows employers and recruiters to identify and contact some of the most suitable developers.

Other sponsors

We are a search company specializing in sourcing candidates locally and globally. We identify market and as well as creating the initial contact with the candidate.

Get an overview of relevant candidates on max 5 days no matter where in the world they are.

We assist a wide range of DK Top 500 companies nationally and internationally. offers Ofir Jobuniverse, the largest media network for job advertising in Denmark, in a unique combination with Emply Hire, a world glass online recruitment system.

Peerpilot is an innovative software company providing a gamified SaaS solution for performance-based screening of job applicants. The solution revolves around ‘missions' – engaging co-creation workshops – designed for all candidates to collaborate anonymously in solving real-life business challenges. All performance data is tracked in real-time and Peerpilot Analytics helps you spot top performers. Essentially, the solution fuses screening and assessment, making it easy to test and compare all candidates consistently, instead of relying on their version of past performance in CVs and resumes.