Remote Hiring Webinar

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As the COVID-19 pandemic continues to impact the way all professionals work, businesses around the globe have had to rethink their approach to hiring, with many implementing remote hiring processes to attract talent into their organisation. Remote hiring isn’t a completely new concept, but it has evolved, with the majority of the working world forced into a situation which has rapidly become the new norm. So, how do you strike the right balance of attracting, interviewing and building relationships with candidates that you’ve never met?

Our expert panel will discuss the practical steps of how to hire remotely, the tech which can be used to support the process and share case studies of how the remote hiring process can be managed effectively to maintain a positive candidate experience and enhance employer brand.

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Shay Peters

Managing Director, NZ
Robert Walters

Shay has worked as part of the team at Robert Walters for 10 years and is responsible for our NZ business across three offices in Auckland, Wellington and Christchurch. Having graduated with a Bachelor or Law & Arts from Victoria University, Shay specialised in business development for a leading global e-information and solutions company and before moving into recruitment for another well respected consultancy in London.

Shay regularly appears as a thought leader, commenting on the talent landscape in NZ across different media channels. He was also a ‘Recruitment Leader of the Year’ finalist for the Seek Awards and was a winner of the Recruitment Leader of the Year award at the RCSA awards.

Working alongside Robert Walters innovation team, Shay has been responsible for moving the NZ business forward, integrating technological advancements and challenging the status quo. As one of the early adopters of video in the hiring process, Shay has six years’ experience in this environment and can provide advice to people looking to integrate video or optimise their use of video in the remote hiring process.

Luke Tracey

Customer Success Manager, APAC

Spark Hire, the world’s fastest growing video interviewing platform, delivers robust and affordable online video interviewing solutions for employers and staffing firms. Since its launch in early 2012, Spark Hire has helped thousands of companies eliminate phone screens, streamline recruiting efforts, and gain more insight into candidates.

Luke specialises in customer relationship management and has brought his expertise to a wide range of industries. In December 2019, Spark Hire expanded globally, opening an office in Melbourne to cover and grow their presence in the APAC region. Luke was appointed as the Customer Success Manager for APAC and is responsible for Spark Hire’s continued growth and retention in the region; helping customers, companies and government agencies to navigate and build sustainable video strategies to support candidate experience and enhance their employer brand.

Isla Smith

Innovation Manager
Robert Walters

Isla is responsible for the delivery of Innovation projects and pilots globally at Robert Walters, exploring the trends and technologies that are shaping the future of work and recruitment.

With over 10 years’ experience within digital and data recruitment, Isla helps shape the innovation project roadmap at Robert Walters including Artificial Intelligent matching, analytics & insights, diverse hiring and next-generation recruitment operations.

Isla is passionate about finding solutions to challenges, and is a big advocate for tech enabling better human connections
At Robert Walters, Isla has used her background in analytics and data to drive our data-led sourcing proposition, including the development of the advanced applicant ranking technology deployed by our recruitment consultants.


Robert Walters Group

With more than 4,000 people in 31 countries, we deliver recruitment consultancy, staffing, recruitment process outsourcing and managed services across the globe. From traditional recruitment and staffing to end-to-end talent management, our consultants are experts at matching highly skilled people to permanent, contract and interim roles across all professional disciplines.