One of the tasks of any Human Resources area is to keep up with the times, and the best way to do this is to attend the different events and conferences that occur throughout the year. Understanding the importance of sharing and listening to experts in your field on a variety of topics such as candidate experience activation, media placement or activation can channel optimization, is the first step. Now, you have to make sure you find the best one for you. These are the upcoming events that will be make this year stand out for Human Resources.
May 2-4 in Boston Seaport, MA
Within the hiring process there is much to consider, but it comes down to the framework that is established for the hiring cycle which will allow you to improve outcomes and that deliver high performing employees. This year’s event will have speakers like Susan Lee, Head of People, and Joanne Rencher, Chief of People Officer at Girl Scouts of America. By learning how to source, assess, select, hire, and onboard the most experienced and capable candidates, your company can take full advantage of this event and participate in the conferences, chats with the in-house experts and networking opportunities. Some of the main topics will be how to “revolutionize the talent acquisition function, ways to create a candidate-focused talent acquisition strategy, and how to elevate the interviewing, selection and onboarding processes.”
June 19-22 in Washington, D.C.
This may very well be the largest event in the HR field in the world. Here your HR team will be able to walk away with the best and most innovative tools and resources ready to implement them in your companies. These practices are sure to prove successful in such a way that your company will reap the benefits with a talented and committed team. This year they will have their usual concurrent sessions, master series, smart stage, workshops and seminars, with some noted keynote speakers like Sal Khan, founder of Khan Academy, Mike Rowe, Host of “Dirty Jobs” on the Discovery Channel, and other noted TV anchors and presenters.
July 18-20 in Denver, CO
This is the perfect conference for those who are constantly looking for ways to engage their employees. This conference offers an open space for HR executives and vendors to find innovative and creative ways to engage employees. Some of the biggest issues that are faced in today’s HR world are tackled in this conference like skills shortages, culture, engagement and retention. You can sit in on some insightful talks by Jim Clifton, the Chairman and CEO of Gallup, and Alex Goryachev, Head of Innovation Strategy and Programs at Cisco Corporate Strategic Innovation Group, just to mention a few.
October 5-7 in Las Vegas, NV
With their slogan Connect, Inspire and Transform they are holding this year’s event in Las Vegas. This is the ideal location to get together leaders and teams dedicated to perfecting the art of talent acquisition. This is the perfect place to network among leaders in the industry.
Events to watch out for next year
These annual events and conferences have already passed this year, but you should definitely keep an eye out for the 2017 versions, so you don’t miss out on the new things to come in the HR world.
This year’s event was held in San Francisco and offered a space to discuss best practices and lesson learned from many industry leaders, recruiting gurus and researchers that have dedicated themselves to case studies of leading brands and organizations. One of the main focuses this year was how to effectively use social and mobile recruiting strategies to find the best talent for your company.
Talent strategies require planning and this event brings all of the leading experts in finding the bets solutions to how your company is running their talent acquisition cycles. This year’s three-day session in Atlanta brought tons of ideas to all the attendees.
This conference has to go on your list for 2017. This year’s proved to be a success with talent and learning leaders together in one place, all in the efforts to learn, discuss and collaborate on practices that will most likely be implemented by the attendees at their companies. They are able to touch on so many topics that will change the way you approach the whole hiring and retention process.
In the beginning of April, this conference focused on a company’s recruiting, budget control and team management. This year industry leaders and peers joined to share their challenges and some possible solutions. Hopefully the different HR participants were able to resolve their doubts as they talked them through with the rest of the attendees.