First Intuition Think Tank (FITT) Forums 2024

First Intuition Think Tank (FITT) Forums look at relevant topics currently facing the accounting and finance industry. The forums are a place to share thoughts, get advice from experts, and discuss relevant topics currently facing employers. Employers, educationalists, and anyone else with an interest in these hot topics are welcome to join the free virtual events.

Find more information on our past and upcoming sessions below.

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First Intuition Think Tank (FITT) Forums 2024

First Intuition Think Tank (FITT) Forums look at relevant topics currently facing the accounting and finance industry. The forums are a place to share thoughts, get advice from experts, and discuss relevant topics currently facing employers. Employers, educationalists, and anyone else with an interest in these hot topics are welcome to join the free virtual events.

Find more information on our past and upcoming sessions below.

First Intuition Think Tank (FITT) Forums

First Intuition’s Think Tank Forums started during the pandemic as a way to keep clients up to date with the ever-changing situation and how it was impacting the accountancy and finance industry. Today, these forums are still informing employers on the latest and relevant accountancy and finance industry news. The sessions offer views, experiences, and advice/ tips from expert speakers on a range of topics that are currently affecting businesses.

Below you will find upcoming FITT forums as well as summaries and recordings of previous sessions in 2024.

Upcoming FITT Forums

Wednesday 1st May 2024 – 08:30 – 10:00

Engaging with Gen Z in the recruitment process – Part 2

Following the popularity and breadth of information on the last forum – How to utilise social media to target Gen Z in the recruitment process – we are running a Part 2 on the topic.

This session will explore how employers can effectively engage with Gen Z to help their recruitment, onboarding, and retention strategies. Attendees will hear from expert speakers as they provide:

  • Insights into understanding Gen Z’s and the sort of content they like to engage with
  • Strategies to better engage with Gen Z’s to help recruitment, onboarding, and retention efforts
  • Insights into Gen Alpha, the next generation that will be in the workplace after Gen Z

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Thursday 6th June 2024 – 8:30 – 10:00

How to run successful work experience

Aside from the obvious benefits to students, work experience can be a great long-term recruitment strategy for employers. This session will explore the strategies businesses can take to create successful and impactful work experience programmes that benefit both student and employer. Expert speakers will discuss:

  • The importance of work experience programmes for both employers and participants, highlighting the mutual benefits they offer
  • How to design engaging programmes that create meaningful work experience opportunities that maximise impact
  • How employers can use work experience as a long-term recruitment strategy that feeds into a pool of potential entry-level staff

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Wednesday 11th September 2024 – 8:30 – 10:00

How to utilise technology in the recruitment process

Technology offers numerous opportunities to streamline and enhance various aspects of the recruitment process, from sourcing and screening candidates to evaluating their fit and managing relationships effectively. By leveraging these technologies, recruiters can improve efficiency, reduce bias, and ultimately make more informed hiring decisions. In this session, expert speakers will explore:

  • The benefits of utilising different technologies during the recruitment process
  • The tools employers can use to enhance and streamline their recruitment processes, assess participants, maintain candidate relationships and ensure a smooth transition into the workplace
  • How to integrate social media and online platforms for talent sourcing and brand visibility

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Thursday 7th November 2024 – 8:30 – 10:00

How to run successful assessment centres

Assessment centres can play a crucial role in the recruitment and onboarding process by facilitating informed hiring decisions, supporting onboarding and informing future development, and aligning organisational goals and individual’s capabilities. In this session, attendees will hear from expert speakers who use assessment centres to gain insights and practical strategies on how to get the most out using them. The session will cover:

  • The purpose and benefits of assessment centres and how they can aid recruitment and development
  • What employers can do to utilise effective assessment exercises that help to enhance their recruitment and selection process
  • Best practices for running and implementing assessment centres

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Previous 2024 FITT Forums

How to utilise social media to target Gen Z in the recruitment process

Young adults entering the workplace have grown up with social media being an integral part of their lives. Therefore, employers have an opportunity to utilise social media in their recruitment process if they want to get in front of Gen Z candidates.

Ben Bullman, Programme Delivery Director at First Intuition East Anglia, hosted a discussion with a panel of experts on how to target Gen Z in the recruitment process using social media, discussing:

  • How to use social media in the recruitment process to target young adults
  • Techniques to stand out from the crowd and build a company presence on platforms such as TikTok
  • What information young adults want to see from employers

How to introduce a coaching culture

We have seen the powerful impact that our team of coaches has on the development and progress of the learners we support. This approach can also deliver huge benefits when implemented in the workplace between managers and their direct reports.

Amy Forrest, Managing Director of First Intuition East Anglia, hosts a discussion with a panel of experts on building and maintaining organisational coaching cultures, discussing:

  • The benefits of having a coaching culture in a business
  • What employers can do to introduce a coaching culture
  • Techniques for coaching junior staff

Previous FITT Forum Archive

You can find a full archive of valuable insight from previous First Intuition Think Tank forums below. Many of the discussions are every bit as relevant now.

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