It’s raining conferences! A year ago, I argued that in spite of the many available alternatives, conferences are worth the trouble. In a world of tweetups and webinars, I still think there’s immense value in physically attending a conference. Besides, committing oneself to a whole day of networking, listening and learning can never be a bad thing (if the price is right, of course). Do you think conferences add value? Have your say here (only 3 questions).
Here are five conferences/events worth checking.
National Recruitment and Retention Summit (28-29 Sep, Sydney)
Conference powerhouse IQPC is organising their third event on the subject of recruitment and retention. They have assembled a comprehensive list of speakers from varying backgrounds to cover a wide range of subjects including social media, talent management and graduate recruitment. More info
HR Summit (6-7 Oct, Brisbane)
The third instalment in the HR Summit series will head to Brisbane next month; their appeal lies in taking a deliberate regional approach. The theme is predominantly strategic HR management, addressing subjects as varied as the Fair Work Act to workplace diversity. More info
AHRI’s HR Technology Conference (14 Oct, Melbourne)
AHRI’s first foray into organising a technology centric conference. The focus is on advances in technology and their application to HR processes. Interestingly, the conference is setting aside significant time for ‘technology showcase’ where vendors have the opportunity to display their wares. A one day event, worth checking for those keen to keep up with advances in technology. More info
Graduate Recruitment & Development Conference (10-12 Nov, Melbourne)
Each year Australian Graduate employers congregate to recognise outstanding performances for the year gone by and also chart new directions for the future. If you are in the business of attracting and employing graduate talent this is the event to participate in. Winners of the AGRIAs will be announced at the conference. More info
Social Media 101 (2 Dec, Melbourne)
Confused about social media? Now in its second year the ATC social media conference seems to have a deliberate bent to diffuse the social media hype. A worthy visit if you are sitting on the fence and not sure about the relevance or application of social media to recruitment. More info