2013 Recruiting and Human Resource (HR) Conferences

by Lamees Abourahma . .

What recruiting and human resource conferences are you attending in 2013? We asked the experts on what they'd recommend and came up with this list. We hope this would help you with planning your travel and conference activities for next year. Download Excel Sheet.

Have we missed an event you'd recommend? Tell us by posting your favorite event in the comment section below.

Host Event Dates Location
GSMI Social Recruiting Strategies Conference Jan 29-31 San Francisco, CA
  Social recruiting is a new frontier for just about everyone, so this is a must-attend conference that's right around the corner. The conference will include great workshops on building a social recruiting platform, what to expect from social recruiting in 2013, optimizing specific platforms, and mobile recruiting. Register by December 14 to save $100.    
HCI Workforce Planning and Analytics Feb 5-7 Atlanta, GA
  This year's conference is going to be about the planner and his/her environment, covering topics like improving your workforce planning skills, metrics for improved hiring efficiency, and how social media fits into all this. Learn how the workforce planner fits into the bigger picture of the company and its recruiting strategy.    
ERE SourceCon Feb 7-8 Atlanta, GA
  Yes, there are two recruiting and HR conferences happening in Atlanta at the same, making the trip extra worth it! SourceCon 2013 will help you to find better talent, and to find talent better. So far, the agenda includes workshops on international recruiting, sourcing software tools, and leveraging personas.    
SIA Executive Forum Feb 25-28 Orlando, FL
  If you're an executive in the staffing industry, then this is the conference for you. Learn about current issues like healthcare reform, online staffing, utilizing your website, and staffing for Wall Street and the oil/gas industries. Register by December 19 to get discount price.    
IACPR IACPR Global Conference Mar 3-4 Philadelphia, PA
  With the theme of Reinventing/Re-imagining: Meeting Today's Talent Challenges, this is the rescheduled IACPR Global Conference originally scheduled for October 29-30 and postponed due to Tropical Storm Sandy. If you couldn't attend before, here's your chance to learn about talent mobility, developing a successful candidate experience, and retaining innovative leadership.    
HCI Human Capital Summit Apr 8-10 Orlando, FL
  The focus for this year's Human Capital Summit is VUCA: volatility, uncertaintly, complexity, and ambiguity. This conference will show you how to overcome human capital management challenges in these four areas, covering specific topics like planning for gaps in the workforce, utilizing social media, and redesigning current management programs. Register by February 22 to receive $300 off the registration fee.    
ERE TLNT Transform Apr 3-4 Fort Worth, TX
  Confirmed speakers include Miami Herald Worlplace columnist Cindy Krischer Goodman, Former Senior Vice President at Wachovia and current Human Capital Strategist Ginny Schlosser, and HR blogger & Former SHRM COO China Gorman. Register by January 4 to receive $400 off your full conference pass.    
ERE Recruiting Conference & Expo Apr 15-17 San Diego, CA
  In-house recruiting leaders should attend this conference, with participation limited for other professionals in the recruiting industry. Hear from great speakers such as Ed Hidalgo, senior director of staff at Qualcomm and DJ Norman, talent acquisition director at Coca Cola Enterprises. Register by December 31 and save $300.    
SHRM Talent Managment Conference Apr 15-17 Las Vegas, NV
  The 2013 Talent Management Conference & Exposition provides you with all the information, guidance, tools and resources you demand to do your best: Plan ahead to comply with state and federal regulations; Leverage social media to recruit and retain top talent; Use innovative assessment tools to make the best hiring decisions - Recruit and retain military veterans; Increase employee engagement levels in your organization; Apply ROI metrics to build the business case for your ideas    
ASA Staffing Law Conference May 7-8 Washington, DC
  You can't forget about the law when it comes to recruiting and HR! This conference will cover several important topics in staffing law, such as healthcare reform, temporary worker welfare, and EEOC criminal background check guidance. ASA members receive a discount to attend this conference. ASA Staffing Law Conference provides a total of 8.25 continuing education hours, perfect for those needing hours in employment law for certification.    
CSP Staffing & Recruiting Conference May 16-18 Newport Beach, CA
ERE Fordyce Forum Jun 6-7 Dallas, TX
  The premier conference for third-party recruiters, Fordyce Forum 2013 will feature industry-leading speakers such as Mike Gionta, Matt Lowney, and Jordan Rayboy. Register by January 4 to save $400.    
SHRM SHRM Annual Conference & EXpo Jun 16-19 Chicago, IL
  The best thing about this conference is that it's customizable to what you want/need to learn. Attend sessions on talent management, international HR, employment law and legislation, business management, compensation, or personal and leadership development. Kelly Clarkson will also be the Tuesday night performer at the conference!    
NAPS NAPS Recruiting Life Annual Conference Sep 10-13 Las Vegas
SIA CWS Summit Sep 11-12 Chicago, IL
ASA Staffing World Oct 8-10 TBD
LinkedIn LinkedIn Talent Connection Oct 15-17 Las Vegas
  Register by December 31 to attend for just $750. However, admission to this conference is limited to LinkedIn Recruiting Solutions corporate customers. Given the corporate focus of all conference sessions, staffing and search firms are not eligible for attendance.    
  HR Southwest Conference Oct 20-23 Fort Worth, TX
  The largest regional human resources conference in the US, HR Southwest is one of the most sought-out HR conferences in the country. Industry leaders gather to lead and to participate in an array of sessions in order to educate and to get educated in the latest and most important topics in human resources.    
OnRec Annual Recruiting Conference TBD TBD
HRSourcing HR Shared Services & Outsourcing Summit TBD TBD
HROA HRO Today Forum Apr 30 - May 2 Philadelphia, PA
  Everyone from CFOs and financial analysts to HR managers and directors ought to attend this forum. Strictly a buyer/practitioner event, this conference will bring together industry leaders to discuss how to improve the services of HR.    
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