HR Recruitment and Talent Acquisition Conferences are a great chance to learn and become an expert in the industry, as well as network with like-minded professionals. myStaffingPro recommends 5 popular and well-attended HR recruitment and talent acquisition conferences taking place in 2017.
Talent Management Conference & Expo – April 24-26, 2017 – Chicago, IL
SHRM Annual Conference & Exposition – June 18-21, 2017 – New Orleans, LA
Linkedin Talent Connect – October 3-5, 2017 – Nashville, TN
HR Technology – October 10-13, 2017 – Las Vegas, NV
Recruiting Trends – November 29-December 1, 2017 – West Palm Beach, FL
*Talent Management Conference & Expo: April 24-26, 2017
Talent Management is the annual conference hosted by SHRM that focuses on recruiting and talent acquisition. There are over 70 sessions that cover a range of topics including compliance, recruiting, metrics and analytics, leadership, and engagement/retention. This is one of the premier conferences to attend if your focus is onboarding and recruitment.
There is also a great opportunity to table or learn about software solutions specific to the HR recruiting industry. At about 1,000 attendees, Talent Management is big enough to make it worthwhile for sales and marketing opportunities, but small enough to really focus on your talent acquisition specialty. This year’s central setting in Chicago should bring together a good mix of exhibitors and attendees from across the country.
*SHRM Annual Conference & Exposition: June 18-21, 2017
SHRM is the epicenter of the HR conference universe, with over 15,000 HR professionals attending. A large conference that is jam-packed full of events, attendees find themselves scrambling to see everything they want to see.
With over 200 sessions, the large crowd, and the huge conference hall, SHRM is perfect for both education, networking, and direct sales. This year the conference host city is New Orleans, which should make this year’s conference uniquely entertaining.
Linkedin in Talent Connect: October 3-5, 2017
LinkedIn’s conference catering exclusively to HR professionals in the recruitment and talent fields has grown to almost 4,000 attendees. This year’s Nashville location in early Fall looks to be another big-hitter. InTalent benefits from strong keynotes year after year, with excellent networking opportunities for up-and-coming professionals.
As you would expect, social platform giant LinkedIn also uses their conference as an opportunity to showcase their newest products and services.
*HR Technology: October 10-13, 2017
HR Technology is again poised as one of the largest gatherings of HR professionals again this year. Although the conference is called HR Technology, it’s focus is on the products and solutions that drive the success of HR technology, not necessarily the technology itself.
HR Technology is being hosted at the Venetian in Las Vegas, which adds to the sizzle of the conference. In its 20th year, HR Tech is a stalwart in the HR circuit.
This conference showcases many of the latest products and solutions in the HR industry, presented by companies across the U.S. Attendance at HR Technology was around 8,500 in 2016, with similar numbers expected for the 2017 conference.
Recruiting Trends Conference, November 29-December 1, 2017
Let’s face it, the West Palm Beach location of Recruiting Trends at the end of November is one of the better-looking destinations. Match that with the Talent Acquisition Tech conference taking place in the same space and this might be the year to attend.
Recruiting Trends is chock-full of peer-to-peer workshops and educational sessions that can help benefit your career. When you have a free moment, you’ll want to skip over the exhibit hall to see the technological eye-candy that Talent Acquisition will be hustling.
*myStaffingPro will be attending these conferences in 2017.