We welcome you to Scandinavia’s largest recruitment conference

For the fifth year in a row Sylvester & co is hosting Scandinavia’s largest recruitment conference in Copenhagen.

This year's conference will be held the 14th of September in Copenhagen at Den Sorte Diamant from 8:30 am to 5:00 pm.

We create a setting that enables 300 Nordic HR professionals to network, learn from each other's experiences and meet international recruitment experts.

Last year we branded our conference, previously known as the DK Recruitment Day, and renamed it to Nordic Recruitment Day, hereby gathering all HR professionals from the North. This year we will repeat the success and welcome all Nordic Countries to the conference.

The theme for Nordic Recruitment Day 2017 is recruitment and technology, and the day will be divided into a main track represented by keynote speakers and selected niche tracks which can be chosen based personal on interest fields. And like the other years the day is held in English so everyone has a chance to participate.

There is room for 300 participants, and we are soon reaching 280 attendees. Please use the registration form below if you wish to participate or receive information about the conference.

The price for one ticket is 2,185 DKK. 


08:30 – 09.00 Breakfast and registration

09:00 – 09:10 Welcome / Tommie Cau,VP Marketing & Communication Careereye and Heidi Wassini, conférencier

09:10 – 10:10 Keynote: Nicolas Blier-Silvestri

10:10 – 10:30 Pause

Company presentation in Saxo, Graduateland

10:30 –11:25 Keynote: Kati Kitti

11:25 –11:45 Pause

Networking hotspots in Atriet

11:45 – 12:35 3 x Track leaders
• Peter Kaas, NNIT
• Andreas Christiansen, Praice
• Riku Malkki, RecRight

12:35 – 13:20 Lunch

13:20 – 14:00 Keynote: Hung Lee

14:00 – 14:30 Coffee and cake

14:30 – 15:50 Keynote: Jim Stroud

15:50 – 16:05 Pause

16:05 – 16:55 Keynote: Elin Oberg

16:55 – 17:00 Thank you for today / Heidi Wassini

Ticket price 2.185 ex. vat

If you have any questions
please feel free to contact
Sylvester & Co. at info@sylvester-co.dk
or by phone +45 51721974


Keynotes and trackleaders


Build a strong recruitment force from scratch

Unity Technologies EMEA

Keynote speaker Nicolas Blier-Silvestri (DK)
At the end of 2015 Unity EMEA has 405 employees distributed to 10 locations. There was no recruitment department, everything was driven by external providers. Since December 2015 they have brought in 350+ new employees across all departments and locations.

How did Unity build their recruitment organisation? What made sense to Unity? And more importantly, the future: How do they adapt and follow trends in order to keep the highest standards of quality in terms of hires, candidate experience and hiring manager skills?

What’s the next step in terms of recruitment and which skills is required of the modern recruiter?

Key takeaways
- Learn how to build a successful recruitment organisation
- Learn about the process from external recruitment to internal
Get insights into why Unity don’t believe in personality tests
Learn about people aggregators and why they should be a part of the recruiter tool box

About Nico Blier-Silvestri
Over the past 15 years Nico has lived and worked in France, Canada, The Netherlands, India, Ireland, the US and Denmark. He has a background of building efficient and successful Talent Attraction teams (Trustpilot, Falcon Social, Unity). Advising start-ups on Recruitment, HR and building Culture - Nico has been a speaker at LinkedIn Talent Connect, Login and Unite.

Meet Nicolas Blier-Silvestri on LinkedIn

Smart Technology & Data solutions in Recruitment Strategy


Keynote speaker Kati Kitti (FI)
The competition of the best talent is fierce. Finding top talents often defines company’s ability to be able to grow and to be successful in the rapidly changing markets. Recruitment department has transformed from back-office support function towards business partnership. At the same time social media has changed marketing landscape and new “Millennium Generation” is driving the change of the working life. How recruiters can manage in this hugely transformed environment? Will digitalization, technology and AI take over our jobs or could we benefit from them? How technology help us to find, attract and hire the best talents?

Kati Kitti, Head of Recruitment and Employer Branding at Solita, will help you to discover creative ways to bring both, technology and data, to your recruitment and employer branding strategy and into your daily activities.

Key takeaways
- Learn how to add technology smartly in your recruitment and employer brand strategy
- Find new ways to improve your recruitment and employer brand using automation and data gathering
- Show case examples of Solita’s recruitment practices and results

About Kati Kitti
Kati is passionate about technology and lean working methods. Kati has over 10 years of experience in her field. She has consulted variety of IT companies from start-ups to international corporations (e.g. Nokia Siemens Networks). Currently, Kati is the Head of Recruitment and Employer Branding in Solita, which is one of the fastest growing digital business consultancy and digital services company in Finland.

Meet Katy Kitti on LinkedIn

Applying Principles of Scale to the Hiring Funnel


Keynote speaker Hung Lee (UK)
Ideas from the world of software have been bleeding into the world of business for the past several years; we all know about the agile way of working, open source knowledge sharing, remote working, continuous integration / deployment and iterative feedback loops. One place in business that has proven resistant to this flow of ideas is recruitment. This presentation will outline why this is a problem, and the root cause of bad candidate experience, poor employer branding, inaccurate forecasting, over stretched resources and a miserable recruiting experience.

Key takeaways
- You will learn how / why recruiting takes more time than you estimate
- You will learn how to identify opportunities to scale
- You will learn how to rearrange the stages in the traditional recruitment funnel for greater efficiency

About Hung Lee
Hung Lee is the founder of WorkShape.io - the revolutionary recruiting platform for Software engineers. He has over 15 years experience, as an agency recruiter, Recruitment manager, Internal Head of Talent, recruitment trainer and strategic advisor for rapid growth businesses. Now CEO of an award winning online recruiting platform, Hung has been at the forefront in developing and promoting new ways in which companies can connect to talent.

Meet Hung Lee on LinkedIn

Musings of Man and Machine

Randstad Sourceright

Keynote speaker Jim Stroud (US)
Robots, artificial intelligence, autonomous cars... Some would suggest that the battle lines are already drawn between man and machine with non-techies suffering as casualties of war. Others would have us believe that man's survival is dependent on a new definition of humanity itself. Whereas another point of view dictates we should outsource all work to machines and focus our energies on the overall improvement of society. No matter which theory of tomorrow proves true, there is the constant of work and how we as recruiters can best prepare for it. So, how do you source for a world run by robots and automation? Jim Stroud, Global Head of Sourcing and Recruiting Strategy at Randstad Sourceright, ponders sourcing and recruitment strategies for our rapidly changing techno culture in a most unusual way. Whether what comes next is a battle of man vs machine, man working alongside machines or man becoming machines, this presentation will open your eyes to how you can best plan your workforce for the wondrous days to come. 

Jim has created a short video where he gives a short teaser to his presentation. Watch it here

Key takeaways
- Learn the present day and future impact of robots and automation on the global workforce 
Discover the jobs of tomorrow and how to source and recruit for them 
Learn how recruiters must prepare for the future behavior of passive and active candidates 

About Jim Stroud
Over the past decade, Jim Stroud has built an expertise in lead generation strategies, social media recruiting, video production, podcasting, online research, competitive intelligence, community management and training. He has consulted for such companies as Microsoft, Google, MCI, Siemens, Bernard Hodes Group (acquired by Findly) and a host of startup companies. Presently, Jim Stroud serves Randstad Sourceright as its Global Head of Sourcing and Recruiting Strategy. In that role he alleviates the sourcing headaches of Randstad clients worldwide. Jim is a global recognized recruitment best practice speaker.

Meet Jim Stroud on LinkedIn



Keynote speaker Elin Oberg (SE)
Imagine if there was only ONE true recruitment process to find that unique talent for that very specific position in a particular company. A process where you would be able to tailor the exact 'DNA' of the position to match with the exact persona of the talent, that ONE specific person you want to recruit. Imagine if the recruitment process, on its own, selected a composition of talents to create more dynamic and successful teams. Imagine if the recruitment process changed the way companies operate. Imagine if the recruitment process, in the long run, changed the world. Elin calls this recruitopia. In the future, it's all possible.

If we habitually do things the same way, they will never evolve and will ultimately remain the same. Elin is constantly challenging the status quo when it comes to recruiting and truly believes in changing the way we attract, recruit and engage talent. She takes you on a journey far outside the box, throwing everything we know about recruitment up in the air while questioning old truths. This keynote will most definitely give you some new ideas and insights on how to work with recruitment.

Key takeaways               
- Learn how talents are operating in new perspectives
Discover new ways of meeting the needs of tomorrow’s talents and how companies must change their way of mapping hopes, dreams and people personas against a very selective future workforce.
- Learn how to create a futuristic recruitment funnel and get up to speed on the role of the future recruiter.

About Elin
Elin is a visionary and recruitment pioneer, strategically driven to change, improve and innovate the field of HR- and recruitment. As an advisor, she has consulted for well-known companies to challenge thoughts of recruitment and the future workforce. She has a background from the IT-recruitment industry in Sweden and has served in senior management roles at global recruitment players as well as start-ups.

Meet Elin Oberg on LinkedIn


Catching candidate's attention through video

RecRight (FI)
Videos have become a normal element in consumer business, over 300 hours of video is uploaded to Youtube every minute! While videos are becoming more common also in corporate world, recruitment, employer image and candidate experience are still in learning process.

Key takeaways

- You will learn different touching points where videos can be used in recruitment
You will learn which kind of video material is relevant in each part of recruitment communication
You will be shown real life examples how videos are used in recruitment marketing

About Riku Malkki
Riku Malkki, CEO @ Recright is helping companies hire people who "click" through video recruitment platform. Riku has spent last 10 years developing e-recruitment platforms and working with tens of HR teams in streamlining and bringing efficiency to recruitment.

Meet Riku Malkki on LinkedIn

Predicting your applicant's performance

Praice (DK)
HR has long been accused of not being a vigorous management discipline. Andreas will show you how to unlock the potential of data-driven recruitment in your organisation, and predict the sales, churn and NPS of your applicants through predictive analytics.

Key takeaways

- You will learn about the results that can be obtained through Predictive Recruitment.
- You will learn about the journey to make your organisation data-driven.
- You will be empowered to make the business case for data-driven recruitment within your organisation.

About Andreas D. Christiansen
Andreas D. Christiansen is the CEO and Founder of Praice. Previously working with big data and analytics at IBM, Andreas and his team at Praice are making HR data-driven through a unique combination of behavioural psychology, mathematics and technology.

Meet Andreas D. Christiansen on LinkedIn

Recruitment faces new legal challenges

One of the most hot-topics in the moment is the new EU General Data Protection Regulation (GDPR). Many companies work with a software supplier for recruitment, and with hefty fines, recruiters need to worry about how to be compliant with their supplier.

But how can we make sure that the supplier is compliant with their data-processing, deleting, sharing and where is all your data – inside or outside the EU? Peter has experience with NNIT's data processing agreements, including the one they have with an software supplier HR Manager; a global cloud-based recruitment system. He will bring insight about what to be aware of in the GDPR, how to proceed this with a supplier and what to look after as security breach, encryption, availability, risk etc.

Key takeaways

- You will discover key points of the extent of the GDPR
- Insight into NNIT's approach to the GDPR
- You
will learn what to look for regarding security
You will get insight in a data processing agreement with a recruitment software supplier

About Peter Kaas
Peter Kaas, Senior Legal Counsel, is responsible for NNIT’s GDPR-program with more than 10 years of experience as lawyer and in-house-adviser inside it-industry. Peter’s specialties: IT-law, privacy and contract law.

Meet Peter Kaas on LinkedIn


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Conference venue

This year Nordic Recruitment Day 2017 will be held at Den Sorte Diamant.

Den Sorte Diamant serves as a diverse cultural house on Slotsholmen in Copenhagen. Most of the conference will take place in the Queen's Hall and is one of Denmark's most beautiful conference and concert halls with room for 600 guests.


Søren Kierkegaards Plads 1, 1219 København

Read more here: http://www.kb.dk/


Hotels near Den Sorte Diamant:

Hotel CPH Living - 0,3 km 

Europahuset Apartments - 0,4 km

Hotel Danmark - 0,6 km 

The Square - 1,2 km 

Wakeup Copenhagen - 1,5 km 

Radisson Blu Scandinavia Hotel - 2,4 km


Heidi Wassini has 8 years experience in the mobile industry, 10 years experience in the HR industry, primarily within recruitment. Heidi  has developed and implemented  ”best practices” recruitment strategies, processes and tools in Copenhagen Airport, Rambøll Oil & Gas (in Denmark, Norway, The middle East and India) and Nilfisk (The North and and Hungary). Heidi is Talent Acquisition and Employer Branding Manager at Telenor Denmark.

Heidis LinkedIn profile

Testimonials from former participants

“The program was an excellent combination of looking at future challenges and the keynotes’ suggestions on how they went along with the challenges of the recruitment. The day covered both Talent Management, Employer Branding, Big Data and the use of social media. Definitely an inspiring day with relevant keynote speakers."
Sarah Øgaard Olsen, Talent Acquisition Manager, Dansk Supermarked

“I attended NRD 2016 because it is an event where you can both network and get information on the “latest news” in the industry. The speakers were great and inspirational, and I think it was a good program with time to network. Nordic Recruitment Day provides a good opportunity for the sharing of knowledge and experience because you meet a lot of people who have the same challenges in their everyday life.“
Karna Vejborg, Recruitment Manager, ALK Abelló.

“I participated at the Nordic Recruitment Day 2016 in order to get new inspiration and new tools which I definitely got out of the day. The themes and speeches were, in many ways, an eye-opener for me and now I have input, motivation and tools to work more with data-driven HR in my everyday life. I would definitely recommend others to participate at Nordic Recruitment Days.”
Mads Edvard, Global Recruitment Partner, Designit.

“The annual Recruitment Day introduces a broad range of concepts and tools, and insists on presenting the cutting edge trends and principles - and not just the useful regular knowledge. I was inspired of how some companies manage to map international sourcing channels in a structured way - and how strategic Talent Acquisition was handled in a smart way by a leading international online business. I plan to attend again to expand my horizons.”
Martin B. Arvidsen, Global Talent Acquisition Manager, GN Store Nord

A selection of participating companies at Nordic Recruitment Day 2016

Main sponsor

Makeover Services International (MSI) is a global organisation, with headquarters in Copenhagen, Denmark. MSI offers professional LinkedIn communication services to primarily B2B and B2G clients (LinkedIn & Company Page Makeovers). MSI assists SMBs to Fortune 500 companies and serve clients such as Sweco, NNE Pharmaplan, Bossard, Grant Thornton and Alliance+.

Other sponsors

Pointshare Recruitment differs by only focusing on the initial part of the recruitment process - sourcing of candidates and delivering longlist and shortlist to all industries. In addition, Pointshare offers rental of researchers as well as online researcher training academy.

Social Talent have made it their mission to drive productivity. How? By showing professionals they can work smarter and live happier. Their SaaS based performance platform can increase the output of your team by 30% plus.  Since 2010, the Social Talent team have been changing the way organisations identify talent globally by translating technology and educating recruiters through their exclusive online platform certifying companies such as Oracle, Intel, Manpower, GE, Experis, Randstad and Adecco.

The right specialist with the right personality and professional skills can make a big difference to your bottom line.TEMP-TEAM is your HR partner, whether you need a new permanent employee, a temp for one day or a whole team for a long-term project.

Studiejob-danmark.dk and its sister website Ungarbejde.dk are making it easy for you to connect with the new generations of employees for your company. Since 2008 the job portals have focused on the target group of teenagers up to - and including - graduates. Do you want to pick the best talents, interns or trainees before your competitors? Look for options at: 

Moment Professionals is a part of Moment A/S which is one of the leading recruiting agencies in Denmark with more than 100 employees and a turnover of DKK 300 million. Moment Professionals have great expertise in targeted search assignments within specialists and leaders at medium and top level within: Economy & finance, Sales & marketing, IT & tech and Transformation.

HR Manager Talent Solutions delivers user friendly recruitment, onboarding and talent management systems. More than 800 companies; local and international in all industries, both in the private and public sectors, uses HR Managers cloud-based software. HR Managers customers include several of the Nordic countries' largest companies - with more than 40,000 employees - as well as companies with 50 to 100 employees. As a product portfolio, HR Manager offers three systems; Talent Recruiter, Talent Onboarding and Talent Manager, which are used by users in more than 50 different countries

At Wise Professionals we work with recruitment, consultant staffing and candidate appraisal in 5 different business areas – HR, Payroll, Marketing and Communication, Economy and Finance, as well as Office. In each field, you’ll meet proper specialists with an extensive network and many years’ experience from that particular industry. When hiring us for a recruitment plan, we guarantee top quality and a personal approach all through the process and always keep your employer brand and the candidate experience in prime focus.

At JKS a/s we have a simple approach to the market. Our customers must experience that we deliver in such a way that they choose to stay with us. This approach on the delivery of services – and the competences it require – have in a few years made JKS, Denmark’s the largest provider of staffing- and recruitment-services, and a preferred partner across the Nordic regions. In Denmark alone we have 38 local branches which in total generates beyond one billion DKK in turnover. But it also mean that we have the  business volume to sustain a high level of competence within recruitment, assessment, outplacement, onboarding and the special services our customers naturally expects us to deliver with great attention to best-in- class service.

At Børsen Careerlink, we understand the importance of finding the perfect candidate. Not only is it an expensive process, it also requires an enormous amount of time, so it’s important to get the right match first time round. If you need to recruit, Børsen Careerlink is ready to help with specific recruiting solutions that can give your job ads maximum online exposure. At the same time, Børsen Careerlink gives you an opportunity to communicate your employer branding strategy, thereby ensuring the right fit between your company and the candidate.

Careereye is a digital HR company helping companies in Northern Europe attract the right talent. We run the leading employer review site in the Nordics, 17 job sites in five countries and a consulting unit with competencies within employer branding, recruiting, digital marketing and content.

Are you looking for smarter ways to recruit? SmartJobs is Denmark's new app-based job bank. We combine features from social media and popular digital ordering services, based on the idea of making the recruitment process faster, hassle-free and far more visual. Job seeker's CV, application and video presentation are collected in the app, from where you can apply for over 1000-jobs with a single click. As an employer, you can quickly and at a low cost get in contact with – and in the pocket of  potential candidates, by creating job ads directly from your Smartphone or our Web-based dashboard. You receive applications right away through the app and your company’s job openings filled. Your job ads will be exposed on the app and via social media! Smartjobs is therefore also your window to candidates who are not active job seekers. We are looking forward to meeting you. Stop by our booth for (a free latte) and an app-chat.

Vicuras is specialized within healthcare services to companies who are dedicated to work strategic with the company’s most important asset: The employees. Through health schemes and various initiatives within healthcare at the workplace, Vicuras is helping companies countrywide to ensure a better working environment for its employees as well as increasing the business profile of the company.