CONFERENCE - Recruiting Future Talent: Challenges and opportunities in finding the right match

Nuffic Neso Turkey in collaboration with Economic Diplomatic Network of the Netherlands in Turkey is organising a conference addressing most recent trends in recruitment processes, usage of social media, new graduate skills vs. employer expectations as well as managing and sustaining talent with the generation Y. This half-day conference aims to create an inspiring platform bringing together Turkish students, Holland Alumni, Dutch and Turkish companies.

Event details
Zamanı 16.11.2016
saat: 14:00 - 19:00
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At the conference, we will explore answers to the following:

  • What profile/skills of employees (potentially new graduates) needed by the companies?
  • In the recent years how do the skills of new graduates match with the company expectations?
  • What’s the role of social media in the recruitment processes?
  • How to build leadership skills of the new graduates, managing the expectations of the new generation and maintain the efficiency at workplace?


Please note that simultaneous translation will be available at the conference for English and Turkish.



14:00 – 14:20  Opening Remarks

Robert Schuddeboom

Consul General

Consulate-General of the Kingdom of the Netherlands                                                                                                           


14:20 – 15:20 Panel Discussion: Insights into recruitment for companies and new graduates


Elif Tutum Tuncer                   

HR Manager 

Philips Lighting


Asst. Prof. Ezgi Akpınar

Head of Business Administration

MEF University                                                                                                                                                 

Alara Cansu Yaman      

Recent Graduate - Istanbul University

Junior Product Management Associate                                                                                                                                                        


Yavuz Yılmazoğlu

Head of Nuffic Neso Turkey                                                                                                                                              

The panel discussion will explore what sort of candidates companies are looking for in new graduates, comparison in knowledge vs skills through education and is it sufficient for the companies, how do they make the assessment, do the new graduates’ skills match with the jobs available? Moving on to social media, the usage of social media in recruitment processes. Is it the crucial part to reach out the talent for jobs? Creating personal brand and managing it on social media. Balancing personal brand on social media and offline identity. Traces of social media in corporate life. What’s the perspective of a new graduate looking for job prospects? What are the challenges?

15:20 – 15:30 Q&A Session

15:30 – 15:45 Coffee Break

15:45 – 16:15  Short Talk Session

Şafak Boy      

HR Solutions Manager

Randstad Turkey     

  • What type of recruitment procedures do they have - such as virtual tests, face to face interviews, group discussions?
  • What kind of employee profile do they come across (esp. new generation, new graduates)?
  • What are tips and hints to build a good CV matching job requirements?
  • Do the new graduates know what jobs they are looking for?
  • How to discover your talent?
  • What are the latest trends, tools and techniques to look for jobs? 


16:15 – 16:45 Informal Expertise Chat Session


Salih Ertör          

HR & Industrial Relations Consultant former HR Director Mercedes-Benz                                                                     


Teoman Karamanoğlu

Team Manager-International Procurement Services


Probing questions:

  • What are innovative ways of supporting career and professional development?
  • What is the approach by multinational companies towards career development?
  • How do they support intrapreneurship at work place?
  • How to provide mentorship and coaching for new graduates?
  • How to handle talent management?


16:45 – 17:00 Q&A Session


Please note that the conference sessions will be broadcasted live on


For security reasons, we only allow entrance to registered guests who can show a valid photo ID.

son değişiklik: 2016.11.14 13:55