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The Ultimate Guide to 2018 Recruiting & HR Conferences

Ultimate Guide to 2018 Recruiting and HR Conferences

With only 11 days left in 2017, we are on the edge of our seats for what’s to come in 2018. Recruiting and HR have a lot to look forward to in the new year, and we are thrilled to see the abundance of conferences/events being held all over the world this year. Trends are pointing to several changes in both how HR operates and the way we recruit so this comes as no surprise. So what can we expect in 2018? This is your ultimate guide to 2018 recruiting & HR conferences. Here's a list of conferences that TextRecruit plans on attending -- will we be seeing you there?

TAtech Leadership Summit

Hosted in Scottsdale, Arizona, this event will feature executives and leadership professionals from the talent acquisition industry. They will be discussing the solutions they have found useful, and how you can improve your talent acquisition strategies. Come and learn something new or share some insight that you’ve found useful yourself! Register here: http://tatechsummit.io/index.php

SIA Executive Forum

Don’t miss out as CEOs, owners, and senior-level executives from staffing firms attend this annual event in Miami, Florida. This is a great opportunity to network with other professionals and learn about the industry! Plus, who doesn’t love a good trip out to Miami?! Tickets are available here: http://www.cvent.com/events/2018-executive-forum-north-america/event-summary-b0d70389f57f49f1946deb35d82d4763.aspx

SourceCon Spring

This event is all about the ins and outs of social engineering. Held at the end of February in Las Vegas, Nevada, SourceCon will feature 30+ speakers over the course of 3 days. Learn how to better understand people and how to steer them toward action and response. You can register here: http://vegas.sourcecon.com/register/

SmartRecruiters Hiring Success

A great chance to network and learn more about innovative, engaging recruiting strategies, Hiring Success ‘18 is one you won’t want to miss. Head out to San Francisco, California this coming March and you won’t regret it! More details can be found here: http://ta.smartrecruiters.com/hiring-success-2018.html

ADP Meetings of the Mind

Are you a client of ADP? If so, head out to ADP MOTM to network with other ADP clients and gain some valuable takeaways from industry professionals like yourself on innovative solutions in the world of human capital management. Registration and more info here: https://motm.adp.com/about.aspx

ERE Recruiting Spring

Are you struggling to fill open positions despite your best efforts? Surely this is a challenge that we have all faced at one point or another. ERE targets the common obstacles that recruiters tend to face, making it an extremely useful event worth attending! Here’s the link: http://www.ererecruitingconference.com/

Bullhorn Engage

Interested in accelerating your business growth? Hosted in Boston, Massachusetts, this event will attract business leaders and practitioners for a chance to network with other professionals in the staffing and recruiting industry. Learn more: http://engage.bullhorn.com/

HR Technology

As the world’s largest HR tech expo, this isn’t one to miss! This 4 day event exposes you to all of the advances and innovations that have been made in the world of HR tech. Here, you’ll learn about the newest, most effective strategies that people are leveraging through technology to improve their talent acquisition strategies in the new year. Use Promo Code RECTEXT to save $300.00 on your Premium Pass – compliments of TextRecruit. Visit the website for more info: http://www.hrtechnologyconference.com/

TAtech Fall Congress & World Job Board Forum

Collaborate with other business professionals on the developments being made for job boards around the world. Watch as thought leaders discuss and debate current issues in the HR and recruiting sphere. Held in New Orleans, Louisiana, we are looking forward to this fun-filled event! See for yourself: http://tatechcongress.io/fall/index.php

Jobvite Recruiter Nation Live

As an event geared toward anyone interested in high-quality recruiting, how could we say no?! We are really looking forward to attending this event, as it was a great success in 2017. Will you be there?


As you can see, our calendar is already jam-packed for 2018. However, there are still several events being hosted throughout the year that we may or may not be attending that are also worth checking out:


People in Healthcare Summit

Hosted in beautiful San Diego, California from March 21st-22nd, this summit aims to target the challenges that many of us face in human capital management in today’s competitive industry. Better your strategies for tomorrow! Check it out here: http://the-tma.org/healthcare/

SHRM Talent Acquisition

Looking to improve your human capital strategies? Consider attending SHRM Talent April 16th-18th in Las Vegas to gain the valuable tools and resources that you need to improve your solutions. For more info: https://www.shrm.org/mlp/pages/2018talent.aspx

Strategic Talent Acquisition

Hire better talent, faster! Gain insight on how to improve your company’s candidate experience. 2018 will be a year focused on bettering candidate/employee engagement so this event comes as no surprise. Get your tickets here: http://www.hci.org/sta-conference/2018

SourceCon Fall

Hosted September 24th-26th there is still a lot of info to come. But we can expect a similar event to SourceCon Spring. If you happen to miss April’s event, here’s your second chance to attend! We encourage you to keep checking for when the registration page goes live.

SIA Gig Economy

There is a lot more that goes into hiring than ever before. The world is changing and it’s forcing us to change the way we recruit and hire. This is a great event to attend if you aren’t seeing sufficient results from your own talent acquisition solutions. Check out the event here: http://www.cvent.com/events/2018-cws-summit-gige-north-america/event-summary-890ea80a709a458ca7ee801a7ab0d3df.aspx

ERE Recruiting Fall

Another chance to attend this event in case you missed it in the spring! This time, held in Kissimmee, Florida from Oct. 15th-17th. More info to come, so keep an eye on this page: https://www.eremedia.com/events/

UNLEASH (Previously HR Tech World)

This is an exciting event held in Amsterdam in October of 2018. UNLEASH is referred to as the largest Corporate Network geared toward connecting people and technology. The future of the workplace is here! Learn more on their website: http://www.unleashgroup.io/news/hr-tech-world-rebrands-unleash-people/

Staffing World 2018

This is the largest, most comprehensive show in the recruiting, staffing, and workforce solutions industry. Held in Washington, DC in October of 2018, it’s worth checking out! https://americanstaffing.net/industry-suppliers/want-to-exhibit/want-to-exhibit-sw/

Glassdoor Recruiter

Informed candidates are the best candidates! Attend to learn more about how to energize and engage candidates and employees for achieving greater company success. We’re still waiting for more info on these, so keep your eyes peeled in the upcoming months!


So there you have it, some of the biggest events of 2018. It may seem like a lot to digest, but what’s crazier is that this isn’t by any means an exhaustive list! Start booking out your calendar by registering to attend some of the events above. Don’t hesitate to reach out and let us know if we can expect to see you at any of these events, we’d love to see you there!

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