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CERN Recruitment and Sourcing Seminar website



Welcome to the CERN Recruitment and Sourcing Best Practices Website !


 Friday 18th November 2011

Remember how you attended a conference and came back thinking the best bit was the 'networking & discussions?' Well this is what we aim to give you. The seminar aims to showcase some 'best practices' used during the recruitment process in various International Organizations as well as leading edge private sector companies. The seminar will be participant driven aiming to share experience and best practices amongst those in the HR Recruitment profession.

We will be using the prestigious Georges Charpak Salle with a round table to facilitate and encourage discussions. The event is free, but on invitation only and with no commercial interests nor sponsorship. Presentations will focus on lessons learned and case studies of the implementaton of best practices.

We have an amazing agenda lined up including 10 talks from Internationally renowned speakers as well as visit of the CERN site and lunch for all participants!

This website aims to provide a place where all participants can find agendas, practical information (how to get to CERN, access the site, accomodation...) and development items discussed during the seminar.

Below you can find:

An agenda with the schedule of the seminar day.

A list of participants attending the seminar.

Practical information for frequently asked questions






    Friday 18th November 2011
    Venue:  Meeting Room F (George Charpak) 
                 Building 60, 6th floor, room 15 (60/6-015

    Click here for the complete agenda

08.30   Arrival of participants - coffee.

Welcome to participants:  

  • Dr. Rolf Heuer, Director-General,CERN,
  • Mrs Anne-Sylvie Catherin, HR Department Head, CERN,
  • Mr. James Purvis, Head of Recruitment, CERN.
09.15 KeyNote by Dr. Robert Cailliau, co-developer of WWW.
09.30  Presentations.

Coffee break.

10.45 Presentations.
12.30 Buffet lunch.
13.45 Visit:  multimedia show (Globe), visit ATLAS control room.
15.00 Coffee break.


Case studies.
17.35  The future of recruitment:  Interactive wrap-up with Mr. Keith Robinson, Career Site Advisor Group.

End of seminar drinks.

Please feel free to mail or for any questions related to the seminar.



 CERN in few words





The European Organization for Nuclear Research, is one of the world’s largest and most respected centres for scientific research. Its business is fundamental physics, finding out what the Universe is made of and how it works.

At CERN, the world’s largest and most complex scientific instruments are used to study the basic constituents of matter — the fundamental particles. By studying what happens when these particles collide, physicists learn about the laws of Nature.

The instruments used at CERN are particle accelerators and detectors. Accelerators boost beams of particles to high energies before they are made to collide with each other or with stationary targets. Detectors observe and record the results of these collisions.

Founded in 1954, the CERN Laboratory sits astride the Franco–Swiss border near Geneva. It was one of Europe’s first joint ventures and now has 20 Member States.