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7 Recruitment Events to Attend in London in 2019

Written by Alex Brewer

If there is one thing, we have learnt this year, it’s that talent acquisition is changing. Our #TalentQA has demonstrated exactly that to us; candidates are becoming increasingly harder to engage, and the evolution of digital and technology is altering how we as recruiters can, and should, do our jobs.

So now, more than ever, it’s about learning from our peers and coming together to educate one another on the new era of recruitment.

And that’s not going to change. That’s why we’ve highlighted the top 7 events that we think should be on your list of ‘must attends’ for the coming year.

From prolific events that you’ve probably already heard of, to lesser known, niche conferences that might not have been on your radar, each and every one of these events will help you up your talent acquisition game in 2019…


1. Future Proofing Your Careers Site: Google for Jobs, Indeed and Your ATS - January 31, 2019

An intimate breakfast event exclusively for management-level in-house recruitment and HR professionals, this speaker and networking breakfast event examines five ways that talent acquisition professionals can future-proof their careers site for 2019. With jobseeker behaviours continuing to evolve, there has never been a better time to take a look at how you can harness these game-changing platforms to attract and engage potential candidates, so snap up one of the 30 tickets here.


  1. LGBT+ at Work Conference - 26th February 2019

One of the biggest focuses in 2018 was how businesses can increase their diversity and inclusion in their hiring processes. And that’s not going to change in 2019. That’s why this one-day event, featuring practical insights from organisations who are demonstrating real commitment to their LGBT+ staff, consumers and service users. With 15+ speakers, on-stage interview, panel discussions, interactive polling and a choice of deep-dive stream sessions, this day will be sure to leave you inspired to make a difference in your own organisation.


  1. RecFest London – 11th July 2019

RecFest is known in the talent acquisition industry as the definitive destination for industry leaders. Now in it’s 6th year, they willbe returning with a full on festival of talent acquisition – and that’s no over exaggeration considering they’re bringing together over 60 world-class speakers from all over the globe, 5 stages, fun event activities, marquees, street food, multiple bars, relaxed meeting points, and several chill-out areas, as well as a DJ and live music after 5pm. RecFest19 will be truly unique, so click here to get your ticket and stay ahead of the curve in 2019.


  1. Employer Branding In-House Conference – 19th June 2019

2018 was the year that talent acquisition professionals realised that the candidate experience and employer branding was key to success. With that in mind, you don’t want to miss the hugely successful Employer Branding In-House Recruitment Conference. The ultimate learning and development day, you will benefit from intimate roundtable discussions with industry peers, witness unique case-study presentations, participate in panel discussions, and all-in-all leave the day with a clearer understanding of how to improve your employer branding to attract and engage talent. Book your seat here.


  1. Innovation Circus – 17th May 2019

The Innovation Circus return again in 2019; bringing together 21 world-class speakers, across 3 stages, this is a must attend if you’re looking to change up how you acquire your talent next year. Across workshops, seminars, panels and main stage speakers, this eventpromises to open your eyes to the possibilities of innovative and cutting-edge sourcing and engagement techniques.


  1. UNLEASH - 19th – 20th March 2019

Showcasing smarter ways of working, powered by innovative HR technology and business transformation, this year UNLEASH Conference and Expo is focusing on how remain human and thrive together in an increasingly digital age. With the rise of digital and technology altering how talent acquisition professionals do their jobs, and source and engage candidates, this theme couldn’t be more fitting. And, with more than 130 prolific speakers, and executives from the most exciting brands and the biggest and most cutting-edge solution providers, UNLEASH is sure to deliver again in 2019.


  1. Talent Acquisition Conferences – 13th – 14th February 2019 

Skills shortages are affecting organisations, and recruiters, in every business and across every industry, and this is only going to get more difficult in the coming years. That’s why CIPD Recruitment Conference offers the chance to learn the latest and most effective strategies to attract, select and recruit the talent you need in this increasingly challenging job market. Sign up to attend, and learn how to best leverage your employer brand, revise your sourcing strategy and boost the effectiveness of your recruitment teams in 2019.