For the UK’s HR and talent acquisition space, 2016 was a big year, and recruiters have seen a number of trends take over the space. From the urgent move toward recruitment marketing to the calls to invest more heavily in recruitment analytics and automation technologies, this year has certainly been one for innovation.
With that in mind, it’s important to remember that a number of these innovations and trends are born out of industry events and conferences where best practices are shared, connections made, and the industry as a whole takes steps forward.
In order to stay ahead of the space, then, you’ll need to be at the conferences where these conversations take place. For that reason, we’ve put together the following list of top HR and talent acquisition conferences to attend in the UK for 2017.
Top HR and Talent Acquisition Conferences to Attend in the UK – 2017
- The Global Recruiter UK Summit (1 March – Euston Square, London):
This one-day event aims to educate recruitment professionals on one big theme the year ahead has to offer. This year’s summit will focus on change–and with all of the change occurring around the increased use and reliance on recruitment marketing analytics and automation technologies, this conference is a can’t miss.
- HR Tech World (21-22 March – Excel, London):
HR Tech World is one of the main events of the HR and talent acquisition space in the UK, and in the world. Each year HR Tech World combines speakers from top businesses and brands like Philips with some of the most forward-thinking technology providers in the space.
- “The London Conversation” In-House Recruitment Conference (6 April – Congress Centre, London):
In-house recruitment professionals find themselves in a unique position and the In-House Recruitment Network looks to bring together this subsection of the space through one-day events. “The London Conversation,” at Congress Centre will serve as an opportunity for these professionals to engage in important industry talk and networking.
- Recruitment Leaders Connect Series (dates and locations vary):
Recruitment Leaders Connect is a series of one-day conference events that brings together hundreds of recruitment agency professionals. These day-long events provide ample time for networking and, given the fact that they happen multiple times throughout the year, provide HR and talent acquisition professionals with a chance to “check the industry pulse,” in a way that other conferences do not allow.
- CIPD Recruitment Exhibition (14-15 June – Olympia West, London):
The Chartered Institute of Personnel and Development’s yearly exhibition is focused on bringing the leading HR software suppliers together under one roof. More than 20 leading suppliers will be in attendance to provide recruitment professionals with the latest technology and pair it with free learning sessions.
- OnRec HR Conference (11 Oct. – Euston, London):
OnRec has an eye toward the future in this year’s HR conference. Attendees will learn the tools and best practices they need to test, challenge and develop their organization’s online recruitment strategies.
As 2017 continues its approach, it’s important that you make room on your calendars–and within your strategies–to attend these important industry events.
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