Whether you’re a staffing and recruiting executive or a staffing industry supplier, here are the industry conferences and events you won’t want to miss this year.
January 31 – February 2, San Francisco, CA
Featuring expert speakers in healthcare recruiting, tech staffing, and corporate talent acquisition, SRSC help you power your social recruiting strategy for the year to come. This year’s conference will feature speakers in four themes: Tips & Tricks, Strategies for Regulated Industries, Recruiting Analytics, and Candidate Engagement.
February 12 – 13, Scottsdale, AZ
Sponsored by Paradox Olivia, Entelo, and TextRecruit, the 2018 TAtech Leadership Summit will focus on one single, hot topic in talent recruiting: AI. This conference will help you sort fact from fiction when it comes to AI and machine learning and the role it will have in the future of talent acquisition.
Bonus: Kick off the summit with an optional golf tournament!
February 26 – 28, Las Vegas, NV
With top social engineering experts from Ranstad, Indeed, and Pepsi, this conference will bring you the latest tips and techniques to tap your tech tools for new talent. There are five unique tracks:
- The Purple Squirrel (a deep dive into sourcing)
- Anonymous (hacking for talent)
- George Boole (the track for the masses)
- Sheryl Sandberg (the track for sourcing and recruitment leaders)
- Programmers (coding for candidates)
- Innovation Labs (work on your top sourcing challenges with new tools)
February 26 – March 1, Miami, FL
The top staffing conference geared specifically for CEOs, owners, and other senior-level executives of staffing firms, Executive Forum invites top minds from throughout the industry to discuss the future of staffing: how to connect to candidates faster, how to face down talent shortages, and how to remain competitive.
This year’s lineup includes Jason Jennings on how to get everything done faster, Adrian Gostick on building high-performing teams, and CareerBuilder and TextUs with the latest data on staffing trends.
April 16 – 18, Las Vegas, NV
Geared towards both recruiting and HR professionals, the annual SHRM conference provides thought leadership on how to attract, retain, and engage candidates. With over 1400 annual attendees, the SHRM conference is one of the largest talent acquisition events. This year, the star-studded keynote cast includes Bill Taylor, the co-founder of the Fast Company, futurist Jacob Morgan, and Gretchin Rubin, the bestselling author of The Happiness Project.
April 18 – 19, Las Vegas, NV
Immediately following the SHRM Talent Conference and Expo, the TATech Spring Congress and Meetup is not your traditional conference. Focused on peer-to-peer conversations and B2B meetings, TATech will give you and your team the opportunity to make the connections business is built on.
May 10 – 11, Washington, DC
The Staffing Law Conference, put on by the American Staffing Association, is the only event focused specifically on the legal issues affecting the staffing and recruiting industry. Led by leading policymakers and lawyers in the field, this conference will help you stay on top of the often-changing legislation that impacts the industry.
Online registration will open soon.
June 5 – 6, Minneapolis, MN
This one-topic conference provides staffing executives in-depth insight into programmatic ad buying, exploring targeting, retargeting, and implementation best practices. If you are searching for guidance on how to take your online job ads and predictive analytics to the next level, this conference is for you.
June 5 – 6, Seattle, WA
Talent 42 is the only conference dedicated to bringing together tech recruiters and software engineers. Part conference and part training, Talent 42 will give you the opportunity to learn from thought leaders, build relationships with top talent, and bring home a deeper understanding of tech candidates.
June 13 – 15, Boston, MA
One of the top staffing and recruiting conferences of the year, Bullhorn’s Engage brings together over 1000 recruitment leaders, recruiters, and practitioners to create stronger recruiters, foster new connections, and hang out with your favorite staffing friends. One attendee said “Engage is a must for staffing professionals. It brings together thought leaders and practitioners with a focus on the future and technology unlike any other.”
June 17 – 20, Chicago, IL
Though geared towards HR professionals, the SHRM conference offers staffing and recruiting professionals an unparalleled opportunity to meet with vendors and suppliers who serve talent professionals, connect with thought leaders in talent acquisition, and make sure your skills and knowledge of the staffing sphere are up-to-date.
June 27 – 29, Nashville, TN
The Alternative Staffing Alliance Annual Conference brings together staffing professionals devoted to improving the skills and knowledge base for the unemployed and underemployed. In 2017, the conference focused on assisting the homeless, formerly incarcerated, and young workers to find the jobs and the skills that they need to succeed.
Link to online registration not available. Contact Janet Van Liere at 617-232-5380 or send an email to firstname.lastname@example.org for inquiries.
July 26 – 27, Nashville, TN
Featuring over 100 job board experts, Job Board Summit 2018 provides opportunities to learn from job board gatekeepers, network with industry experts, and enjoy the City of Music! The 2018 agenda is still being built out, but Job Board Summit 2017 featured experts from Google, CareerBuilder, and Stack Overflow.
July 30 – August 1, Minneapolis, MN
Contingent Staffing 2018 brings together the professionals that manage contingent staffing workforces and the suppliers that help make their jobs a bit easier. The conference features practitioner-led sessions discussing the problems contingent staffing solves, functional deep dives into the unique needs of contingent staffing programs in the tech and light industrial verticals, and more opportunities to network.
September 26 – 27, New Orleans, LA
The TATech Fall Congress & World Job Board Forum combines two exclusive events:
The Fall Congress provides a forum for engaging discussion and debates among peers and thought leaders on topics such as interoperability, business metrics and standards, new tech, changing customer expectations, and more.
The World Job Board Forum provides more high-impact discussions along with one-of-a-kind opportunities for networking, collaboration, and partnerships with a wide variety of job boards.
October 2 – 5, Dallas, TX
The CWS Summit North America and Collaboration in the Gig Economy are two conferences the help move your workforce solutions program into the future.
CWS Summit North America
October 2-3, 2018
The annual CWS Summit is the largest networking event for staffing and contingent workforce professionals. Focusing on case studies and actionable solutions for the latest challenges facing the industry, the summit provides the insight and tools you need to succeed.
Collaboration in the Gig Economy
October 4-5, 2018
Looking to maximize the value that your program provides? Collaboration in the Gig Economy is for you. Exploring the convergence of talent and technology, this conference helps you program solve with your peers.
October 16 – 18, Washington, DC
Sponsored by the American Staffing Association, Staffing World is the largest conference and expo in the staffing, recruiting, and workforce solutions industry. You’ll choose from 50 high-level learning sessions in targeted content areas, such as must-have software solutions, updates on the Affordable Care Act, and social media recruiting.The extensive expo also brings together the industry’s top suppliers.
Online registration and additional information coming soon. Call ASA at 703-253-2020 for inquiries.
November 4 – 6, Bonita Springs, FL
With more than 400 attendees, NAPS 2018 Conference gives you an opportunity to learn from best practices, case studies, and intensive networking. It also showcases hundreds of exhibitors and sponsors and their cutting-edge industry solutions.
November 5 – 7, Denver, CO
With over 700 expected attendees, the Healthcare Staffing Summit is the largest annual event exclusively geared towards the healthcare staffing industry. Come for the thought-provoking talks and insightful keynotes and learn about improving your allied staffing strategy and thriving in an MSP world.
November 7 – 8, New York, NY
Hiring has changed and the industry is changing, too. HIREconf explores the rapid rise of machine learning and artificial intelligence and promises tactical takeaways you can implement as soon as you get back to the office.
November 7 – 9, Bonita Springs, FL
This high-profile, information-rich conference will energize and inspire executives and recruiting teams. It includes more than 20 breakout sessions with four distinct information tracks, focusing on innovative IT and engineering solutions and industry best practices. TechServe Alliance also provides numerous networking opportunities and powerful keynotes.
Registration for the 2018 TechServe Alliance Annual Conference & Tradeshow will open April 1, 2018.
Looking for more staffing and recruiting education? Check out this list of great on-demand webinars.
Caitlin Delohery is the Editor-in-Chief of StaffingHub.