Recruitment Keynote Speaker

HR & Recruitment Keynote Speaker

A recruitment keynote speaker energising HR & Recruitment audiences around the world

On a mission to get all the people who recruit people to treat people better. I speak about the Internet’s impact on recruitment and talent acquisition. The Internet opened the door to your or your client’s company and reveals its behaviour towards employees, alumnus, candidates, clients and suppliers. What people see helps or hinders your hiring!

Cutting through the hype as only a straight-talking Aussie-Brit with 18 years of industry experience can. Your audience will leave inspired & knowing how to put the human back into the centre of their recruiting. Partnering better with hiring leaders and the business. And ready to transform the candidate experience.

Recruitment Keynote Speaker Internationally | Understanding my Audiences

Experienced adapting to international audiences. I have spoken on 5 continents (in-person) on topics like humanising social recruiting & sourcing, the right way to use sourcing tools & technology , better candidate engagement and how to be robot proof recruiters and sources.

As well as recruitment keynote speaking in the US, Europe, Middle East, Asia, Oceania and Africa, I am experienced:

  • Holding the attention of an audience when delivering online and in virtual reality. 
  • Delivering recruiter rev up sessions & masterclasses during offsites or away days. 
  • Providing insights & tips at ‘lunch and learns’.
  • Facilitating design-thinking sessions between hiring managers and recruiters & sources.

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Recruitment Speaker Testimonial from Tamara Schenk Katrina, thank you for being so great at presenting at our conference! Last year we organised an internal regional conference, with over 200 consultants, recruiters and operational leaders taking part from various countries. Was looking for inspiring and knowledgable speaker to share the wisdom of Digital Recruitment and Talent Engagement. Katrina’s presentation was spot on – covering all that we’re looking for in an engaging and positive way. Great energy and a lot of knowledge! Kelly services Testimonial

Tamara Shenk, VP Marketing, EMEA, Kelly Services

Katie Pawlik Katrina delivered a session to our entire TA team at GE. Personally, I felt Katrina delivered a session that allowed TA to understand their impact on candidate experience. I loved Katrina’s no nonsense approach; she didn’t shy away from away from showing what bad candidate experience can do to your brand. Katrina was a pleasure to deal with, very insightful and passionate, which came through in her delivery. logo

Katie Pawlik, Global Employer Brand Lead

Photo of Anna Douglas from NRF Really enjoyed Katrina’s recent Masterclass on ‘Engaging In-Demand Candidates’. As always, she was super engaging, right to the point and had some great tips to share on how to improve your own online presence. The class was very interactive, and it was great to hear what others had to say about the session as well. Until the next one, Katrina! National Recruitment Federation logo

Anna Douglas, Events & Marketing Coordinator

Keynote Speaker Bio:

Katrina Collier is on a mission to get all the people who recruit people to treat people better. Through facilitation, she energises human connection and shows companies how to free their human-made recruitment obstacles; because HR, recruiters and talent acquisition don’t have an issue finding people, they have an issue engaging people, stopping candidates from ghosting, and ensuring that all parties deliver a positive candidate experience. She is the author of The Robot-Proof Recruiter and Mastermind Certification, and delivers keynote talks that inspire recruiters, HR, and hiring managers to improve the recruitment experience for everyone.

She is also the founder of DisruptHR London and an Ambassador for Hope for Justice aiming to end modern-day slavery. You’ll find her championing the #BeHuman cause on LinkedIn, Facebook, Twitter and Instagram @KatrinaMCollier.



Well, it depends, so the best thing to do is to book a call so we can have a chat. It’s also important to ensure that I am the right speaker for your audience, so let’s chat!
Just like you, I have bills to pay and they don’t disappear because your event is being run online. In fact, it is harder to engage & keep engaged your online audience because I am competing for their attention as they receive emails and notifications.

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If you cannot pay the traditional way, think about what you can offer in exchange for my time and expertise, and let’s chat and make the exchange fair.

I’ll ask who the event is for, how many people will attend, what they’re hoping to learn, your expectations, dates for delivery and rehearsals and so on. The more information I receive, the better I can deliver.

Keynote Speaker I met Katrina at a Team Offsite we held on 25th/26th April in Rüdesheim, Germany and had been told that she would be talking to us about social media recruiting, which sounded interesting, but not overly exciting. I could not have been more wrong! Katrina is so passionate about her job and presents in such an inspiring way that, by lunch, I was ready to jack in my Team Leader role and go back to hands-on sourcing! Thank you, Katrina, it was an amazing morning. 

Bettina Starkmann, Team Leader Recruitment

Keynote Speaker It had been a while since I had attended a SourceCon conference! Then I received an email notice on the topic “Can we Automate Being Human?” It piqued my interest because it’s a subject I have been thinking about as well. I was happy I opened it, I knew right away that I needed to meet her! Katrina’s SourceCon keynote, “Can we Automate Being Human?” really brought life back into our industry! Thank you, Katrina, for bringing back “human” part of HR. Katrina, you’re the real deal and so much more!”

Kay Kelison, Senior Researcher/Trainer

Keynote Speaker We invited Katrina to speak to our membership of 160 recruitment business leaders on best practice candidate engagement. So pleased we did! Not only did she stimulate, inspire, engage our membership brilliantly, Katrina’s session was packed with so many practical tools and tips that gave the guys some real tangible value. If you want energy, best practice, insights (and someone who stays very cool when there is an AV breakdown), I strongly recommend Katrina.

The Recruitment Network

Gordon Stoddart, Founding Director

Keynote Speaker What makes Katrina stand out is her engaging personality and energy. She captures the attention of the audience and keeps them engaged the entire way through, which is rare. Her content is contextual, relevant and able to be put into practice by recruiters – tomorrow. She’s a fantastic human, someone people want to spend time with. If you are looking for some training for your team, I’d highly suggest having a conversation with Katrina!” 

– Pete Radloff, Principal Technical Recruiter

Keynote Speaker I recently had the pleasure of seeing Katrina present to the Talent Acquisition Summit in Dallas, Texas. Katrina’s presentation style is smack-you-upside-the-head-engaging!. She challenged a room of seasoned TA professionals to think outside the box when sourcing hard-to-find talent. To boldly pick up the phone and engage in authentic, live conversations with prospects when building a talent pipeline. If you get a chance to see Katrina live, DO IT! 

Wendy Rabel, Team Lead Talent Acquisition

That magical moment in 2015 when Katrina found herself on stage with industry legends! 💛

Recruitment Keynote Speaker

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