1 September 2023 / 14:00 - 15:00 CEST
EPIC HR Workgroup meeting: hiring outside Europe
Online Event

EPIC established the HR Workgroup to tackle the challenges its members are facing in HR. Recruitment, talent acquisition and retention, hiring outside Europe, scaling photonics companies, etc. are amongst the topics of the Workgroup discussions. Members are sharing their knowledge, helping others and building solutions together during these meetings. Special courses by experts in different related fields are also organized within the scope of this initiative.

Events are restricted to members only and recommended for the HR job title / role at the companies.

During the last meeting we discussed that we need to hire more talents from outside, because European market is currently limited. Although, it includes multiple of challenges, starting from legal aspects, ending with cultural differences and integration. On 01 September we will talk about these challenges and how they were solved by our members. 3 speakers will share their experiences and audience will be active in discussions. During the 2nd part of the meeting we will speak about the future development of this Workgroup.


Read here the wrap up of the session.


14:00 – 14:05 introduction and Welcoming by EPIC – European Photonics Industry Consortium – Carlos Lee, Director General (Belgium / Europe) & Neringa Noreikiene, Events Manager (Lithuania)

1st part: Hiring outside Europe 

14:05 – 14:15 ICFO – Lydia Sanmarti, Outreach Coordinator (Spain)
14:15 – 14:25 SMART Photonics – Ilse de Graaf, Recruitment Business Partner (The Netherlands)
14:25 – 14:30 LogicdevDeepak V. Katkoria, Founder (Austria/India)

2nd part: future of HR Workgroup 

14:30 – 14:40 Introduction of the Chair of the Workgroup – Ilse de Graaf, Recruitment Business Partner at SMART Photonics (The Netherlands)

14:40 – 15:00 Round table discussion and setting priorities for the next meetings

Outreach Coordinator at ICFO
Recruitment Business Partner at SMART Photonics
Talent Acquisition Lead at Profound Corporate Recruitment
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Carlos Lee
Carlos Lee
Director General
Event Manager
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Neringa Noreikiene
Neringa Noreikiene
Events Manager
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