CIONET Luxembourg attracts CERN Talent

On February 5th, CIONET members and Luxembourg CIO’s will attend […]

January 17, 2013

On February 5th, CIONET members and Luxembourg CIO’s will attend James Purvis, Head of Talent Acquisition of CERN keynote speech. James has an IT background and over 20 years experience in modernisation and process improvement and web technologies.

The CIONET Talent Challenge event will take place in the University of Luxembourg campus in Kirchberg. James Purvis will talk about the Large Hiring Challenge at CERN and the talent acquisition strategy for its IT & engineering talent.

Today, James is responsible for CERN-wide recruitment from interns through to graduates, fellows, associates and permanant positions, especially in the field of Information Technology. Before beeing head of telant acquisition at CERN, James Purvis was previously head of the Internet Development Services group, where he was responsible for a wide range of innovative web based solutions at the European Organization for Nuclear Research at Geneva, CERN. In 2007 he made the move from IT to HR to join the new HR management team in implementing CERN’s modern HR strategy. His initial projects included leading the implementation of Key Performance Indicators for HR. Now as head of Talent Acquisition he strives to modernise, innovate and make a difference in the recruitment process. Achieving great science requires great skills, and James team’s challenge is to help find, attract & select the skills CERN requires for today and tomorrow.

James Purvis was awarded for his skills and he has won Recruitment Advertising Industry Awards 2011 (RAD), CIPD Recruitment Advertising Industry Awards 2011 (CIPD) 1, Recruitment Innovation (In Housre Recruitment Awards IHRA) 2012, Online Talent Communication Award 2012 and Ranked 10th best Facebook Careers site in Europe (2012)

About CERN

At CERN, the European Organization for Nuclear Research, physicists and engineers are probing the fundamental structure of the universe. They use the world’s largest and most complex scientific instruments to study the basic constituents of matter – the fundamental particles. The particles are made to collide together at close to the speed of light. The process gives the physicists clues about how the particles interact, and provides insights into the fundamental laws of nature. The instruments used at CERN are purpose-built particle accelerators and detectors. Accelerators boost beams of particles to high energies before the beams 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.

Register here

Watch video

In the same category