With the mid-way point of the year just around the corner, you might already be pushing ahead with your workforce plans for the second half of 2016. And as you get into the swing of things, there is no better way to give your strategy a boost, or get an early head start to your 2017 talent management strategy planning, by attending one or two recruitment and HR conferences where you can pick up some valuable insights.
There are many conferences running across Q3 and Q4 2016 exploring a range of HR and talent management subjects so there is definitely no lack of variety. In addition to learning about the latest trends and tools, these conferences can also be a great platform for you to network and meet fellow professionals from across different industries.
That said, with so many options out there, choosing which conference to attend can be challenging. But no worries, we have done all the heavy lifting for you and compiled a list of top recruitment and HR conferences you should look out for the second half of 2016 (download calendar).
13th-14th July, 2016 – Sydney, Australia
This year’s theme for the Australasian Talent Conference is ‘Talent Acquisition Strategies for a VUCA World’. It will examine how VUCA – Volatility, Uncertainty, Complexity and Ambiguity – is manifesting itself and subsequently impacts talent strategies and tactics. Understanding the VUCA indicators and issues and being agile and innovative is the key to sustainability and success. #ATC2016 will look at the what, how and why of this change in a methodical way and provides understanding and ideas on how to stay ahead of the curve.
Contingent Workforce Conference (more details coming soon)
27th-28th September, 2016 – Sydney, Australia
The Contingent Workforce Conference is a practical event that brings together people who want to optimise their contingent workforce by reducing risk, cost and increasing the predictability of getting the optimum contract resource at the right time.
Sourcing Social Talent Conference (more details coming soon)
14th November, 2016 – Auckland, New Zealand
17th November, 2016 – Melbourne, Australia
22nd November, 2016 – Sydney, Australia
This conference will bring together leading sourcing innovators and social recruiters from across the world who will share their best in class methodologies and real world case studies. It will also feature local sourcing practitioners and thought leaders who are at the forefront of the practice to provide a holistic learning experience for all attendees.
27th-29th November, 2016 – Melbourne, Australia
The world has changed. Businesses are demanding. New technologies are emerging. The clock is ticking. And the big HR shift is on. HR has moved beyond its operational role and is fast transforming into a core, focused, and disciplined strategic business function. Technology is the essential enabler of this transformation. HR Tech Fest is the biggest and fastest growing HR Technology event in Australia. Where a vibrant community of HR and technology people, thought leaders and experts come together to share knowledge, experience and innovation. Designed to help each other pinpoint new and different ways to transform business through HR & Technology.
5th October, 2016 – Singapore
This year’s Global Recruiter Asia Pacific Summit offers a strategic and practical approach to achieving high-performance talent acquisition. Through careful planning and effective measurement of organisational data – from business performance to workforce and talent management – recruiters can assess the effectiveness of what they’re doing. Meaningful goals can be set – goals which support a recruitment business to be organic, evolving and adapting as and when required. This two day conference will provide you with the tools you need to ensure your business is always ahead of the game when it comes to talent. The Global Recruiter Asia Pacific Summit will help you define yourself as a market expert, the go to recruiter for new and existing clients.
19th-22nd June, 2016 – Washington, DC
The SHRM Annual Conference & Exposition is the largest and best HR event in the world, providing your organisation with the tools and resources you need to create and implement the successful HR practices that will ensure that your company will thrive. Your company will get the targeted strategies and practical takeaways that you need to achieve your goals – from talent management to federal compliance to cutting-edge business strategies.
19th-21st September, 2016 – Las Vegas, NV
NAPS 2016 Conference is the premier education opportunity representing the search, recruiting & staffing industry. Attendees will have an opportunity to learn from best practices and understand how to improve their business through case studies while expanding their professional network. Exhibitors and sponsors will have dedicated time to showcase products and services in front of hundreds of leaders and decision makers who want to learn more about how you can help them run their businesses more efficiently and effectively.
21st-23rd September, 2016 – Anaheim, CA
SourceCon is the place to learn about tools and strategies to make your sourcing faster, with better results. You’ll learn from experts who have been in the trenches and know how to find THAT candidate. Come prepared to join the conversation and practice, in real-time, the strategies and methodologies shared by our speakers to ensure immediate impact when you return to your office.
4th-7th October, 2016 – Chicago
HR Technology Conference & Exposition is the world’s largest Expo of HR technology products and services – many vendors even choose to announce their latest products for the first time at HR Tech. There is no better place to touch, compare and contrast the latest solutions from leading vendors in every category, as well as start-ups. Each year we attract all the foremost industry experts, thought leaders from the major and emerging HR consultancies, every important software vendor, senior HR executives, HR Generalists, HR Systems leaders and more.
5th-7th October, 2016 – Las Vegas, NV
Thought leaders from all over the world unite to learn and share industry best practices, establish new connections and become inspired by stories of recruiting game-changers and talent acquisition innovators.
24th-26th October, 2016 – New Orleans, LA
The ERE Recruiting Conference is for TA leaders who lead their company’s recruiting function, manage a team or control the budget. For two days, you’ll share with, and learn from your peers – other TA leaders who face the same challenges that you do. You’ll return to your office with new ideas and a new list of personal connections to call on.
24th-26th October, 2016 – New York City
Formulating a holistic approach to global talent management is challenging in today’s complex business environment. A number of external forces are working together to create a real need for organizations to strengthen their global talent pool. The integration of major moving parts which include executing your succession plan, developing global leaders, planning for global rotations, and implementing effective engagement/retention strategies must all seamlessly work together in a fast paced and changeable global environment.
30th June, 2016 – London, UK
Talent Leaders Connect is the largest Talent Acquisition & HR event series in the UK & Europe. The events combine industry leading keynote talks, interactive discussion sessions and relaxed social networking opportunities
12th October, 2016 – London, UK
Recruiting methods have changed due to advances in technology, but the challenge of attracting the very best, most applicable candidates remains an ongoing challenge, make sure you are getting the very best from your suppliers and your recruiters to help you achieve your recruitment goals. This conference will help you test, challenge and develop your companies online recruitment strategy. In a new half day format The Onrec HR conference aims to pack in relevant information for those in HR using Online Recruitment. Topics include, the impact of the economy on the UK recruitment industry, how to manage your employer brand, make full use of social media to communicate with candidates and the latest online recruitment industry thinking.
25th-26th October, 2016 – Paris, France
HR Tech World opens in Paris again this year; the World’s foremost Congress & Expo is recognised globally as the leading event on the Future of Work. HR Tech World is the largest global gathering of its kind, evolving into an economic powerhouse by playing host to buyers from over 100 countries worldwide, with combined revenues of +€11 Trillion (72 of Top 100 Companies by Revenue attending this year). Our growing community has influence over 40 million employees globally, no other community is having such a powerful impact on shaping the future of work through HR and Technology.
19th-20th September, 2016 – Johannesburg, South Africa
The world has changed. Businesses are demanding. New technologies are emerging. The clock is ticking. And the big HR shift is on. HR has moved beyond its operational role and is fast transforming into a core, focused, and disciplined strategic business function. Technology is the essential enabler of this transformation. HR Tech Fest is a brand new and exciting HR Technology event in South Africa. Where a vibrant community of HR and technology people, thought leaders and experts come together to share knowledge, experience and innovation. Designed to help each other pinpoint new and different ways to transform business through HR & Technology.
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