Lara Quentrall-Thomas

Regency Recruitment and Resources Limited

Lara Quentrall-Thomas has more than 30 years experience in recruitment and HR management, in both the United Kingdom and Trinidad and Tobago, including 25 as an entrepreneur and company owner. 

As Chairman of Regency Recruitment and Resources Limited, she has overall responsibility for more than 100 contract personnel employed with clients including EXIM Bank, NLCB, IBM, GE Oil and Gas, Cable & Wireless and Electrolux.  Her role includes negotiating master service agreements, business development and strategic planning, and Ms Quentrall-Thomas also designs and facilitates training programs for Regency’s corporate clients in a range of topics including DE&I, Business Etiquette, Interviewing Skills and Professional Networking. 

Her education includes an MBA and certificates in industrial relations, labour law, mediation, behavioural economics and contract law. 

Ms Quentrall-Thomas currently serves as a Director of the Trinidad and Tobago Coalition of Services Industries, National Training Agency and Youth Business Trinidad and Tobago. She is a Founding member and the first President of the Association of Female Executives of T&T, and a former Director of the Office of Procurement Regulation Board, Economic Advisory Board and Board of AMCHAM T&T. 

In addition, she is a member of the International Women’s Forum T&T, Employment and Labour Relations Committee of the T&T Chamber of Commerce, Women’s Entrepreneurship Day planning committee, Human Resources Management Association of T&T and the Trinidad and Tobago Society for the Prevention of Cruelty to Animals. 

She has been a member of Rotary International, the world’s leading service organization, since 1999 and is a Director of the Rotary Club of Central Port of Spain, part of Rotary District 7030 (Southern Caribbean). 

Lara Quentrall-Thomas’s Session(s):

12:30 p.m. PST — Thursday, February 17, 2022

Small Candidate Pool Dynamics: Strategies for Hiring and Recruiting in Post-Pandemic Times

In this session we shall explore the evolution of recruitment strategies during Covid, and how our engagement with both Clients and Candidates has been impacted by technology and the ‘new normal’. Although the end of the pandemic does not seem imminent, we are acutely aware that most of the systems and processes we have implemented will remain in effect, and may even have to be enhanced as we move into a ‘post pandemic’ world. We will discuss:

  • How Regency Recruitment built on our existing technology foundation to source and implement new solutions for sourcing, screening and on-boarding candidates, including eSkill, Filefinder, virtual interviewing and employee orientation tools.
  • Adapting our recruitment strategies using social media and virtual networking.
  • Staying connected with customers through interactive online and social media sessions, newsletters focused on trends, and sharing information on vaccination and the industrial relations landscape.
  • The local and regional candidate pool, and how the pandemic changed the skills our clients require, with emphasis now being on resilience, creative and critical thinking, self management and digital literacy.

As a participant, you will take away:

  • Ideas for staying connected with the companies and people who keep you in business 
  • Information on innovative technology that is changing the way we recruit
  • Insight into trends in the recruitment and job market in the Caribbean

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