Needless to say, 2016 was a big year for the recruitment space. Not only were there a number of notable mergers, acquisitions and the like, but this was also the year that job boards began seriously researching and investing in programmatic buying.
With 2017 on the horizon, we can expect this momentum to carry over and for job boards to take into account top recruitment marketing trends in their strategies for the year ahead.
That said, it’s important that job boards also make a point of attending and participating in top conferences in order to keep an ear to the ground on an ever-evolving industry. To help, we’ve put together this quick list of important job board conferences to attend in 2017:
- TAtech Industry Congress (April 22-23 in Chicago, IL):
The way TAtech sees it, recruitment is really the talent acquisition space. Their bi-annual congress (this one in the Spring, as well as one in the Fall) brings thought leaders from around the industry together in an intimate setting to discuss spending trends, sourcing, recruiting, engagement practices and much more.
- 2nd Annual Leadership Summit on Programmatic Ad Buying (June 7-8, 2017 in Minneapolis, MN):
While the Spring and Fall Congresses look to bring together a wide range of talent acquisition professionals, TAtech’s Leadership Summit looks to bring together talent acquisition leaders. It’s a one-day, one-topic conference that looks to distill the best practices, trends and innovations around programmatic buying for, in part, job boards.
- Jobg8 North American Summit (June 21-22, 2017 in New Orleans, LA):
As a job board network, Jobg8 naturally looks to bring together job boards from across the world--and across industries--together, in order to tackle common obstacles. The idea being that job boards, regardless of niche or size, are more similar than they are dissimilar, and by bringing them together, attendees can uncover best practices, trends and important insights.
- Jobg8 EU Summit (Date and Location TBD):
Like its North American counterpart, the Jobg8 EU Summit brings together European job boards from all walks of life. This conference looks to address the biggest challenges job boards face today and finding solutions through thoughtful debates and discussions.
With the holidays hiding right around the corner, 2017 will be here faster than you think. Take the time today to sit down and plan which conferences you’ll be attending in the year ahead.
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