Recruitment events are widely recognised as an unbeatable way to network. They are also a great place to catch up with trends such as social media automation, exchange ideas with a wide range of professionals, and be totally immersed in industry developments. As life gets back to a version of normal post-pandemic, many recruitment professionals also miss the excitement and camaraderie of mingling with the top people in their field.
In the UK, there is a selection of events where recruiters can upskill, dust off their networking expertise, take a break from routine and have fun meeting a variety of fascinating people. Here’s a rundown of industry events that recruitment professionals should mark in their calendars.
1. The Future Of Recruitment: Web3, Metaverse and Social Media Automation
Discover cutting-edge strategies and the impact of automation and emerging technology on recruitment – including recruitment in metaverse and recruitment in web 3 – at Socially Recruited’s first annual event in London. The Future Of Recruitment: Web3, Metaverse and Social Media Automation takes place on September 29th 2022 and promises an inspiring line-up of speakers, exciting concepts, networking opportunities and special events such as a META Quest 2 giveaway. This is the place to find out more about targeting job candidates in the metaverse and how the candidate journey looks like.
This is an unmissable event for anyone interested in where the recruitment space is headed. It’s the first industry event to address these topics and represents a vital opportunity to stay ahead of the curve, learn about innovative developments, and glimpse the future.
Unique in the recruitment field, RecFest combines invaluable opportunities for professional development with a festival atmosphere. Held at beautiful Knebworth Park, planning is already underway for RecFest 2023. This year’s RecFest took place in early July and was a long overdue celebration of the industry, bringing together 4,000 talent acquisition professionals and giving them access to 10 stages, five topic zones, and inspirational content in a truly electric atmosphere. With bars, parties, street food, more than 50 activities, and exhilarating industry speakers, RecFest sets new standards in industry events.
3. London Tech Job Fair 2022
The London Tech Job Fair brings together recruitment professionals, start-ups, and developers in a dynamic exploration of technology in the workplace. The event includes a number of activities including masterclasses, global networking, pitching, and webinars. This event can be a great way of connecting with ambitious candidates in the ever-growing tech sector and expanding contacts in this essential field.
4. The UK Careers Fair
The UK Careers Fair is a rolling series of events throughout the country, including gatherings in Scotland, Wales, the Midlands, and the South West, giving recruiters in every area opportunities to network. These fairs are a popular platform for employers, companies, and talent acquisition professionals to mingle, build connections and find prospective hires. Including many local opportunities, regional events can be vital for building community contacts. The London fair will be held for the first time in November 2022 and will assemble a huge range of talent in a variety of fields.
5. London Job Show
One of the biggest events on the recruitment diary, the London Job Show is an excellent platform for networking with hundreds of companies and thousands of potential hires in one busy space. Taking place in October at Westfield in Shepherds Bush, this event assembles a diverse array of people from a wide variety of backgrounds in one easily accessible location. Exhibition stands are available and the London Job Show is sure to attract a wide variety of candidates.
Embrace the future of recruitment
Keeping up to date with what is happening in the recruitment world is vital for maintaining a competitive edge. Staying on top of emerging trends such as social media automation is essential for staying current and being aware of the most efficient recruitment tools. Events are also wonderful occasions for meeting new people, learning from them, and forging bonds that will be invaluable.