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Hiring Gen Z - what can employers learn about emerging talent in 2023?

Senior people leaders and young professionals joined a major investigation on how to engage, recruit and retain young people in an unpredictable market.

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Keynote Speaker

eliza filby

Dr Eliza Filby

The UK's leading expert on intergenerational workplaces and historian on contemporary values

Dr Eliza Filby is a writer, speaker and consultant who specialises in ‘Generational Intelligence’ helping companies, governments and services understand generational shifts within politics, society and the workplace.

Eliza has worked with a variety of organizations from VICE media to Warner Brothers, from the UK's Ministry of Defence to the Royal Household, with banks such as HSBC, Barclays, BYMellon in Canada and Macquarie in Australia. She has spoken at the EU’s Human Rights Forum on teenagers and technology; the Financial Times CEO forum on the future of work and to the UK’s House of Lord’s Select Committee on intergenerational unfairness. She currently sits on the Board of the Mission Group plc. as Non-Executive Director.

In 2022 she was awarded the Europa Forum’s 2022 Millennial Leaders Award. Eliza is the author of Fuelling Gender Diversity: Unlocking the Next Generation Workplace and Mind the Gap: Managing a Multi-Generational Workforce in the Post Pandemic Age and hosts her own podcast, It’s All Relative, on the generation gap. It is available on Spotify and Apple.

Eliza received her PhD from the University of Warwick and subsequently taught at King’s College, London and the University of Renmin in China. Her writing has been published in The Times, Guardian and the Financial Times.


Rebecca Achieng Ajulu-Bushell

Rebecca Achieng Ajulu-Bushell

CEO, 10,000 Black Interns
Rebecca is Chief Executive of the 10,000 Black Interns Foundation. She was the founder of NKG, a communications and media agency working on social change projects, is a thought leader on diversity in institutional spaces, and a former world number one, becoming the first Black woman to swim for Team GB.
Ross Crook, Morgan Mckinley

Ross Crook

Managing Director, Sanderson Solutions
Ross is an established leader in the field of resourcing and talent management with strategic oversight of Sanderson Solutions global business and client base. With a strong vision on how best to create talent acquisition strategies as well as developing employer brand propositions, he brings a wealth of insight into how to engage, recruit and retain the future workforce.
Michael Nathan

Michael Nathan

Emerging Talent Programme Manager, Future of London

Michael has over 18 years’ experience of managing all aspects of early careers/emerging talent programmes.

He has managed recruitment and development for graduates, undergraduates, apprentices and trainees for John Lewis, Skanska, Lloyds Banking Group and most recently Mace, where Michael led the management of over two hundred graduates and apprentices and Mace’s approach to utilising their apprenticeship Levy.

Michael has been part of the Construction Leadership Council’s Skills Network and the GLA’s Apprenticeship Advisory Group. Michael also had the role of Sector Lead for Employers in the Built Environment Sector within the Institute of Student Employers

Dr Naeema Pasha

Dr Naeema Pasha

Former Director of Equity Diversity & Inclusion and Director of Careers & Professional Development, Henley Business School

Naeema leads on equity, diversity and inclusion with a lens of business philosophy as she believes that EDI is core to building the future of work.

She’s delivered research projects and designing programmes to progress successful diversity integration into business outcomes.

Her academic writing includes my research on dynamic careers with resilience capabilities, chaos and uncertainty, Impact on skills from AI & automation; remote working and trust, needs of multi-generational workplaces and hybrid workplaces.

Cath Possamai

Cath Possamai

Talent Acquisition Director - EMEA & APAC - Worldwide Operations, Amazon

Cath has worked in recruitment and talent management for over 20 years. During this time, her leadership roles have encompassed both ‘in house’ positions and working as an outsourced partner.

She has worked across Financial Services, IT, Telco, BPO, Defence and now Retail / Logistics, and has been a champion of open and positive collaboration between organisations both in order to drive business success and to give the most positive experience possible for candidates.

Cath is passionate about diversity, equity and inclusion, and about driving closer ties between industry and the education sector in order to help young people into rewarding careers. She is current Vice Chair of the ISE (Institute for Student Employment) and a Patron of MPCT (Military Preparation College).

Simon Reichwald

Simon Reichwald

Chief Progression Officer, Connectr
With more than 25 years’ experience in young talent in the UK and Europe, Simon creates award winning campaigns, helping organisations shape their strategy & activity. More recently he has supported firms bring to life wider diversity agendas, across all levels of talent. A recent VP of the Institute of Student Employers he has been working with the Lord Mayor of London to help set up and run a new membership organisation to boost socio-economic diversity at senior levels in UK financial and professional services.

Young Professionals Panel

Hugo Khan

Hugo Khan

Trainee Solicitor, TLT LLP

Hugo is a Trainee Solicitor at TLT LLP in the Projects, Infrastructure and Construction team working predominantly on Clean Energy and Private Finance Initiative projects, and is a member of the TLT Charity Committee. Prior to commencing his training contract, he founded a consultancy to advise local SMEs on business development, commercial strategy and client retention. Hugo graduated from the University of Exeter with a Bachelors (LLB) in Law, and from the University of Law with a Masters (LPC MSc) in Law, Business and Management.

Tolu Majek

Tolu Majek

Project Analyst, Grayce

Tolu joined the Grayce Change+ programme, shortly after completing her degree in Business Economics at the University of Greenwich. The programme  is aimed at closing the talent gap in the change management industry by placing graduates and early career talent at leading organisations, kickstarting their career by giving them hands-on change management experience. Tolu is currently working with a client, in the Payments industry, as a PMO analyst, building tools to support the efficient running of their programme.  


As part of the Change+ programme, Grayce analysts are provided with training and support to achieve professional qualifications. With support from her Delivery Manager, Tolu has been able to gain an Agile PM Foundation and BCS Business Analysis Foundation qualification. 

Robbin Nwaogu-Momoh, 10,000 Black Interns

Robbin Nwaogu-Momoh

10,000 Black Interns

Robbin is a current undergraduate at the University of Southampton studying Biomedical Sciences. He has gained experience in the financial services industry during his time at university by interning at both UBS and Mazars through the help of the 10,000 Black Interns scheme.

Precious Oppong-Gyimah

Precious Oppong-Gyimah

Member of Future of London Emerging Talent Programme

After completing a degree in Politics, Precious Oppong-Gyimah joined the Future of London Emerging Talent Programme as part of its inaugural cohort. The Emerging Talent Programme aims to address the lack of ethnic diversity of managers and professionals working in London’s Built Environment Sector. The cohort of talented individuals from ethnic minority backgrounds are supported into three placements across three different employers providing them with valuable insight and professional experience. The Programme will then support each recruit identifying which professional role in the Built Environment best suits their strengths and preferences. Precious has started the programme working in Arup’s City and Economics Team and in October 2022 will be moving to her next placement at the Department of Levelling Up, Housing and Communities.

Feedback from Culture Clash Bristol

"A fantastic, insightful debate with an incredible line up of panelists.”

"We thoroughly enjoyed yesterday's Culture Clash Event at Bristol's Engine Shed. Thought-provoking to say the least. To be part of this 'in person' after such a long time was a privilege."

"Keynote speaker and panellist, Hannah Awonuga, really challenged audience perspectives and gave great insight into engaging all generations into the conversation. I look forward to continuing the conversation in London in October!"

I am still buzzing from the amazing time in Bristol last week!”

Who was involved?

The HR World is the UK’s freshest news and view platform in the future work. Creating bespoke, immersive and outcomes based events they aim to help senior HRs collaborate and problem solve to support economic and business ambition.

University of Bristol is one of the UK’s most respected education organisations with a huge focus on ensuring their students are the next generation of world-leading talent. They offer free and cost effective ways to engage with students during their studies and when they graduate. They can also raise awareness of organisation’s aims support recruitment drives.

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