HR and recruiting events in 2016

Orla Hodnett
Orla Hodnett

Want to meet up with other recruiting and HR professionals to discuss the challenges of recruiting where there’s a skills gap? Or to find out about new products and technologies for use in the hiring process? You could try dialling 1800-HR-PROS, to chat with recruiters in your area, but I think you would have a better chance attending one of the variety of recruiting events coming up in 2016.

Here’s a few European recruiting events, coming up in the next few months, looking at ways of innovating, changing the HR landscape in light of an increasingly digital based industry. From analytics, to disruptive technologies, to innovation in the digital world, every aspect of HR and recruiting gets a look in.

Talent Leaders Connect

Location: Dublin, London and Manchester
Dates: February – September


Talent leaders connect is held over a number of dates, in a number of locations in the UK and Ireland, so there’s really no excuses for missing it. The event is designed for senior HR staff and takes the form of half conference, half networking event. Talks come from industry experts and participants are encouraged to take part in Masterclass Roundtables on relevant topics.

Each of the series events have a different focus, with themes ranging from HR Analytics, to Emerging Talent, to Sourcing and Attracting. Speakers at their Year Ahead 2016 Event include Lauren Wright, Head of Global Business Expansion at Glassdoor and Nic Marks, Director at Happiness Works. Best of all, tickets for these events are free, but on a first-come, first-serve basis.

HR Tech World Spring

Location: London
Dates: March 15th – 16th


Touted as the fastest-growing HR Events in the world, HR Tech World seems to be the HR equivalent of Cannes or CES. The backbone of the event is adapting and engaging with the rapidly changing HR landscape. Furthering that point, one focus of the event is DisruptHR, offering attendees to present their business ideas to leading figures in HR.

Speakers include Peter Hinssen, Chairman & Co-Founder at Nexxworks and Renowned Leadership Expert, Simon Sinek. Talks focus on remaining innovative and adaptable to change in the digital age, including topics like Radical Innovation For The Age Of Disruption and The New Digital World Of Work. Breakout sessions deal with a variety of topics from payroll to smart data. Labs and product demos get down to the nitty gritty of practical HR.

HR & Workforce Analytics Innovation Summit

Location: London
Dates: May 10th – 11th


The only HR and Workforce analytics conference in the UK, this event is exactly what it says on the tin – it’s focus is the use of analytics for planning, strategy and operations in your HR department. speakers advocate the establishment of HR analytics departments within your company and the implementation of metrics, while all the time keeping the human part of HR in mind and improving employee experience.

Speakers include Nicola Shaw SVP, HR Operations at Warner Music Group and Christian Vie, Group Head HR Strategy, Analytics & Execution at AXA. For those not fully familiar with the ins and outs of HR analytics, organisers will be hosting a HR Analytics for Beginners workshop.


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