Recruiting & Talent Sourcing Conferences to Attend in 2018

Today we’re happy to share a guest post written by Jonathan Kidder from WizardSourcer. A great collection of must-visit conferences for recruiting and sourcing fans.
I always encourage other Talent Sourcers to participate in webinars, training courses, and to attend at least one conference a year. The recruiting industry is always changing at a rapid pace and it’s important that you stay up to date on the latest trends. Our industry revolves around communication and the ability to build networking-relationships with others. So, that’s why it’s important to attend sourcing conferences when you have the chance. I’ve created a list of my top ten conferences to attend in North America and in Europe. Note – some of these conferences may have already taken place but it’s still good to research and plan for 2019.
SourceCon ERE – Atlanta & Budapest 2018
SourceCon was created by sourcers and recruiters to provide knowledge-sharing and insights about sourcing best practices. It can’t be beaten for learning about the latest tools, tech, and tricks of the trade. This year, they feature 5 agenda tracks as well as Innovation Labs, an opportunity for you to work hands-on with the hottest technology companies to find the solution to your sourcing challenges.
SHRM Talent Conference & Expo – Tennessee 2018
Designed specifically for recruitment and talent management professionals, the 2019 SHRM Talent Conference & Exposition will provide you with the tools, resources, innovations and solutions you need to evolve your human capital strategies. Talent is the key to the success of any organization. Join us in Nashville to make sure you’re at the top of your game — so your organization is, too.
Indeed Interactive – Texas 2018
Attendees gained insights, tapped into research and engaged in exercises that inspired them to expand their definition of greatness. Thanks to everyone who made this our biggest and best Interactive yet. We look forward to seeing you in 2019!
LinkedIn Talent Connect – California 2018
LinkedIn’s Talent Connect is the glam-rock recruiting conference. As an industry leader, LinkedIn boasts some incredible data-driven insights about the future of recruiting. In addition, they get rockstar speakers, who in the past have included Richard Branson, Edith Cooper, and Tim Gunn. This conference will inspire you and reinvigorate your passion for recruiting.
Talent 42 – Washington 2018
Talent42 is a one-of-a-kind conference, 100% focused on tech recruiting. The idea for Talent42 came from the team at Recruiting Toolbox, who are former tech recruiting leaders from companies like Amazon, Yahoo!, and Expedia, and regular conference speakers. And they obviously hit the mark. These conferences get rave reviews from tech recruiters, leaders and sourcers – and even hiring managers! – Who participate to share and learn about software engineering recruiting best practices.
SOSU – Germany 2019
Sourcing Summit brings together sourcing innovators from across the world and highlights the important role of sourcing. The Summit provides attendees with the opportunity to learn from thought leaders, practitioners, and organizations who are at the forefront of sourcing excellence.
Unleash – Nevada and Amsterdam 2018/2019
Our shows attract the world’s leading visionaries, entrepreneurs, disrupters and doers including Sir Richard Branson, Arianna Huffington, Sir Ken Robinson, Rachel Botsman, Gary Vaynerchuk and more. The UNLEASH community represents the most diverse brands and organizations from +120 countries worldwide. UNLEASH (previously HR Tech World) is much more than just its events; we are in the change the world for the greater good business. One mission: Unleash Your People!
Nordic Recruitment Days – Sweden 2018
For the sixth year in a row, 900 Nordic HR professionals will be inspired by Nordic and international speakers at the largest 1-day recruitment conference in the Nordics – this year three conferences in three cities in three days. The participants will experience the latest recruitment trends and become inspired by current best practice and tomorrow’s opportunities within the recruitment field. The overall topics of this year’s conference are recruitment marketing, candidate experience and sourcing.You will meet and greet with HR representatives from some of the leading companies in the Nordic countries.
Hiring Success Europe – Germany 2018
Hiring Success is a curated event at the heart of Europe with 250 talent acquisition executives, thought leaders, founders, investors, and the hottest recruiting startups. Join us this summer in Berlin for two days of seminars, product demos, and networking that will define the future of the talent acquisition industry.
Rethink HR Tech – Germany 2018
The Rethink! HR Tech Europe 2018 is the leading HR summit bringing together CHROs & HR executives to discuss key industry topics, share knowledge, create new partnerships, and identify opportunities for their business. Networking & Benchmarking – Meet 150+ CHROs and HR decision-makers from renowned European companies!
Tru Events – (Taking place in London, Dublin, Amsterdam, Poland, & Croatia)
#truMunity is The recruitment Unconference Community, and our events take place almost every week of the year, throughout the globe. Here are some of the many videos taken from some of the hundreds of events worldwide, which show what TRU events are all about.
About the Author:
Jonathan Kidder has seven years of recruiting experience and has worked with startups and small businesses alike on their talent sourcing and recruiting efforts. He started WizardSourcer to share the latest insights, tool reviews, recruiting startups, and interviews with industry leaders – check it out!

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