Put this date in your diary. You may have heard a lot about social media in HR and recruiting (we talk about it often here on HRzone), and the use of websites like LinkedIn, Facebook and Twitter in attracting and sourcing passive candidates. While there is a lot of talk about this subject, what is sometimes lacking are real case studies of social media recruitment within UK and European organisations.
To address this and find real examples, we are partnering with the Social Recruiting Conference, organised by Social Recruiter and RCEuro. The conference will be held on 30 November 2010 in Central London and intends to gather leading employers and recruitment industry professionals, to passionately discuss and practically demonstrate the power of Social Recruiting.
The conference will be unlike any other Social Media Recruiting conference you may have attended. It will focus on Social Recruiting case studies, with measurable ROIs. These case studies will give corporate recruiters and hiring managers some great insights on how to integrate social media in your exisiting direct recruiting strategy.
You will hear from leading Global Recruiting heads and Corporate HR decision makers on how they are using social media tools for employer branding and also engaging with and attracting talent.
Some of the confirmed speakers include:
Matthew Jeffery, Global Talent Brand Director, EA
Jennifer Candee, Group Head of Talent Acquisition, SABMiller
Colin Minto, Global Head of Resourcing, G4S Plc
Bernd Holthaus, Team Lead, Sourcing, Intel Europe
These speakers will discuss how they set about designing a social media recruiting strategy, how they have implemented it across their business and what ROIs and successes they have gained. They will also highlight what the future of social recruiting will be like within their organisations.
The conference will also feature presentations from Mel Carson, Community Manager, Microsoft Advertising, who will discuss Social Media and Community Management, Microsoft's case study. This will explore the other areas where social media has been applied in a large global organisation, with lots of ideas for corporate HR & recruitment marketing teams.
I am pleased to be a panelist at the conference, where I will be discussing the issue of Social Media Recruiting & Employee Engagement, a subject I am passionate about. This panel will be chaired by Jon Ingham, who you will know from his contributions to HRzone.