Who doesn't love to travel for work; especially to trade shows? There's nothing more thrilling than playing the game of musical passes as your company decides who in your organization will be selected. For professionals in the Human Resources and Recruiting industry, there's no shortage of annual conferences to choose from. But, when you attend the right conference, one that catapults change within your organization, giving you instant rock star credibility, it makes it all worth it.
If you're among the lucky ones selected to attend, you know you can anticipate a pile up of work leading up to and after the conference. And, don't discount the array of hotel, airport and "travel & entertainment" meals that await you (egg salad sandwich on a flight menu; really?!). Regardless if you are on the selection committee or the chosen attendee, there is a lot of pressure to pick the conference that best aligns with your company's current goals or future initiatives.
As a current member of the Recruitment Process Association (RPOA), we recently received this comprehensive list of 2015 Recruiting and Human Resource Conferences organized by host, event name, dates and location. There are over 20 HR and recruiting conferences on the list, and after a quick Google search, we uncovered dozens more; not including regional and local exhibitions.
At Yoh, our focus is on the latest services and technologies surrounding the staffing and recruiting industry. Therefore, we've compiled a list of the best HR Conferences that offer a combination of business, recruiting and/or HR technologies.
Why attend: ERE does a great job providing attendees with a solid mix of staffing vendors, suppliers, and technologies. The subject matter is forward-thinking, and the round table discussions are productive and insightful.
Why attend: Positioned for the HR and executive leaders in your organization, the HRO Today Forum is ideal for organizations struggling with or wish to improve and benchmark recruiting efforts against the company's bottom-line goals.
Why attend: HCI is the conference to attend if your HR team is a considerable size and consists of a wide-range of experience and expertise. With nearly one hundred live and virtual events, it does take a small army to absorb all of the thought- and industry-leadership that HCI has to offer.
4. HR Tech
Why attend: This is the place to meet and mingle with the today's leading innovators in Human Resources. HR Tech and events like it have become popular for those industry professionals to sort through the noise of what tools and strategies may be relevant for their next business success.
Why attend: This show continues to deliver extremely valuable and relevant content to buyers of contingent labor. The sessions are valuable and educational, especially for first generation programs, but nothing beats the value that happens outside of the event. With live, virtual and round table sessions, there are a variety of ways to engage in the conference. Plus, there are certification programs available for internal buyers on contingent labor programs.
Kevin Yurick is Director of Marketing and Communications at Yoh. He's responsible for developing and managing marketing strategies, policies and initiatives that help extend the value of Yoh’s rich content based marketing strategy more broadly. He has more than 15 years of knowledge and experience in both inbound and traditional marketing, communications, and design. Kevin's love of marketing is rooted in his strong design sense and passion for branding.