List of 2014 Recruiting and Human Resource Conferences

by Allison Reilly

Below is our list of the recruiting and human resource conferences happening throughout the year. We did our best to provide as much information as possible, as some of the later conferences don't have much information available at this time. We also did our best to put them in chronalogical order so you can easily see how many conferences are happening in April, June, or October. Besides that, we hope you can attend one or two this year and learn something new!

Which events are you attending? Is there a conference you'd recommend that didn't make the list? Let us know in the comments.

Host Event Dates Location
GSMI Social Recruiting Strategies Conference Jan 28-30 San Francisco, CA
  Over 70% of recruiters have hired successfully through social media. What was last year's new recruiting frontier is this year's endless referral network and candidate pool. Attend this year's conference to learn how to develop a social recruiting strategy, how to use visual communication, and how to improve your talent brand and candidate experience. Early bird rate is over, but government agencies and non-profits do get a $100 discount.    
HCI Workforce Planning and Analytics Feb 10-12 Alexandria, VA
  Workforce planning is essentiall to an organization's success, and the biggest challenge for companies is adapting to the various workforce types. Key issues that will be addressed in this year's conference include constructing a plan, creating the infrastructure for such plan, and considering external factors as part of your plan.    
ERE SourceCon Feb 12-20 Atlanta, GA
  Sourcing has changed greatly over the past few years, with recruiters using the Internet to find prospective talent. This year's premier sourcing conference will cover all you need to know about sourcing online, and then some. Sessions scheduled for the conference include mobile recruiting, sourcing operations, using Google+, and utilizing your employment brand.    
SIA Executive Forum Mar 18-21 San Diego, CA
  Differentiate or dissolve is this year's theme for the Executive Forum conference. With panels on topics such as staffing for the tech industry, healthcare reform, big data, and online staffing, you'll be able to differentiate your staffing firm from the rest. This conference offers three different tracks so that you can tailor your experience according to your organization's needs. Register by January 24 for the early bird pricing!    
HCI Human Capital Summit Apr 8-10 Orlando, FL
  This year's Human Capital Summit includes several new features that make the 2014 conference better than year's past. These include peer-to-peer roundtables, enhanced networking opportunities, and a new Human Capital Solution and Service Exposition. This year's conference theme is, "The New Social Economy: How Communities, Collaboration and Social Technologies Drive Innovation and High Performance."    
ERE Recruiting Conference & Expo Apr 22-24 San Diego, CA
  This conference is going to features case studies and many hot trends in recruiting and human resources. These features include sessions on your employment brand, RPO, college recruiting, and retaining your best recruiters. If you register by Feb. 7, then you save $300 off the conference fee with the early bird discount. This conference is also restricted in-house recruitment and HR professionals. Any other roles in the recruiting industry need to call ERE regarding the participation opportunities.    
SHRM Talent Managment Conference Apr 28-30 Nashville, TN
  This conference is specifically designed for talent management professionals who want to take their human capital strategies to the next level. Sessions will cover topics like social media, global concerns, employee engagement, metrics, and productivity. Early bird registration runs through Feb. 14, while late registration starts Apr 4.    
ASA Staffing Law Conference May 21-22 Washington, DC
  This is the only conference this year dedicated to the laws and regulations that apply to staffing companies, so if this is a concern for you then this is the conference that you must attend. This year's session include the 2014 midterm elections, temp worker safety, employee verification issues, and the Obamacare employer mandate. Considering the changes that have happened on a legislative level, this is conference is a must-attend for 2014.    
HROA HRO Today Forum May 5-7 Philadelphia, PA
  This year's human resource outsourcing conference features seven different tracks, such as healthcare workforce, evidence-based HR, and managing partnerships. The agenda has not yet been deteremined, but this is a good conference for bringing multiple members of your team. For every three registrations, your company gets one free. You'll also get two for every five registrations, or three for every seven registrations.    
ERE Fordyce Forum TBD TBD
SHRM SHRM Annual Conference & Expo Jun 22-25 Orlando, FL
  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. This conference also has many pre-conference programs, workshops and sessions that take place the weekend before the conference begins.    
NAPS NAPS Recruiting Life Annual Conference Sep 15-17 Houston, TX
SIA CWS Summit Oct 8-9 Las Vegas, NV
ASA Staffing World Oct 13-15 TBD
LinkedIn LinkedIn Talent Connection Oct 20-22 San Francisco
  Currently, the pre-registration rate is $785. However, admission to this conference is limited to LinkedIn Recruiting Solutions corporate customers only. Staffing and search firms are not eligible for attendance. If you're not sure if you're able to attend, then it's best to contact your LinkedIn sales representative.    
  HR Southwest Conference Oct 5-8 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. Registration is not yet open for the 2014 conference, although 2013 rates are still posted.    
OnRec Annual Recruiting Conference Oct 21 London
  This is the one and only international conference on the list, so if you're interested in how the recruiting industry is doing in the United Kingdom, then this is the event for you. Everything from social media to communicating with candidates will be covered in this one-day conference. The agenda isn't yet set, and registration has yet to open.    
HRSourcing HR Shared Services & Outsourcing Summit May Chicago, IL
       ongoing webinars and conferences Year long Online

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