Best 2021 Staffing and Recruiting Trade Shows and Conferences for H2

Staffing and Recruiting Conferences

Maybe you can’t wait to get back to in-person staffing and recruiting summits under the bright lights of Vegas.

Or maybe you’d rather continue to attend virtual HR and talent professionals’ expos from the comfort of your home office. Whichever you prefer, the second half of 2021 is packed with enough conferences and trade shows  – virtual and in-person – to make anyone in the industry instinctively re-order their business cards. 

Below is a list of some of the biggest industry shows. With the world still emerging from the pandemic – and perhaps some of the recruiting conferences we missed last year – we’ll be updating this list as events are added or change.

With any luck, we’ll see you there!

 

SHRM Annual Conference and Expo

Dates: September 9-12, 2021

Location: Las Vegas, NV

Audience/Focus: Hiring and HR Professionals

Registration Information: http://annual.shrm.org/

Hosted annually around the US, the Society for Human Resources Management’s Annual Conference is the world’s largest professional expo for human resources professionals. Featuring over 200 workshops and sessions as well as a full expo floor for exhibitors, the conference is the ideal place to network and trade the latest methods and information about hiring and human resources. For recruiters, the SHRM annual conference is a unique opportunity to build relationships with hiring managers and get an inside look at the challenges facing HR professionals today.

 

SHRM TALENT Conference & Exposition

Dates: August 22-25, 2021

Location: Las Vegas, NV

Audience/Focus: Hiring and HR Professionals

Registration Information: https://conferences.shrm.org/talent-conference

The SHRM Talent Conference & Expo 2021 is designed to help our organization reimagine our strategies, processes and policies to the new realities of the world of work. With 50+ sessions across 7 content tracks over 4 days, 1,200+ talent professionals gather in Las Vegas, NV and online to support and shape the future of talent management and build better workplaces for all.

 

NACE2021

Dates: June 7 – 11, 2021

Location: Virtual

Audience/Focus: Higher Education and Employment Professionals

Registration Information: https://www.naceweb.org/conferenceexpo/default.htm

The NACE conference is a collection of higher education staffers, employers, and talent acquisition professionals collaborating to build a pipeline for the next generation of employees. Each year’s conference focuses on creating pathways for college students to gain on the job skills and navigate the job market when they graduate. It has also been an ideal place for employers and talent acquisition pros to forge relationships with colleges and universities for future talent needs.

 

HR TECHNOLOGY CONFERENCE & EXPO (HR Tech)

Dates: September 28 – October 1, 2021

Location: Las Vegas, NV

Audience/Focus: HR and IT Professionals

Registration Information: https://www.hrtechconference.com/

The HR Technology Conference & Exposition is the world’s largest HR technology event. As the industry’s leading independent event for 20+ years, HR Tech has been a key catalyst for tens of thousands of HR and IT executives in their quest to leverage technology and secure HR’s role as a pivotal component in their company’s overall success.

 

NAPS 2021 Conference

Dates: September 26 – 28, 2021

Location: Henderson, NV

Audience/Focus: Recruiting and Staffing Professionals

Registration Information: https://www.naps360.org/events/EventDetails.aspx?id=1281543&group=

The annual conference hosted by the National Association for Personnel Services focuses on education and professional development for the search, recruiting and staffing industries. Leaders in the industry share experiences, case studies, and best practices to help recruiters grow their network, expand their business, and better serve their clients. The conference also features a limited expo in between sessions for vendors and exhibitors to connect with attendees. 

 

Recruiters Network Conferences

Dates: October 26 – 28, 2021

Location: Minneapolis, MN; Milwaukee, WI; Chicago, IL

Audience/Focus: Recruiting and Staffing Professionals

Registration Information: https://www.naps360.org/events/EventDetails.aspx?id=1281543&group=

Focused on professional growth and development and building relationships with top Recruiting, HR, and Talent Management professionals in cities across the country, Recruiters Network Conferences are premier professional development conferences designed around a 1/2 day of content and new ideas for recruiting and staffing pros. 

 

TATech North America

Dates: August 22-25, 2021

Location: Las Vegas, NV

Audience/Focus: Recruiting Technology Professionals

Registration Information: https://www.tatech.org/tatech-north-america-world-job-board-forum-tatech-deal-center/

This joint conference takes place over three days, featuring innovative minds in HR and Recruiting technology sharing their latest insights. While attendees have access to both shows, UNLEASH focuses on HR technology and TATech leans toward the recruiting side. Both feature large expo floors with established vendors and startups and an impressive lineup of speakers including executives from Unilever, Experian, and Vodafone.

 

TechServe Alliance Executive Summit

Dates: November 17 – 19, 2021

Location: Amelia Island, FL

Audience/Focus: Engineering Staffing and Recruiting

Registration Information: https://www.techservealliance.org/summit/

TechServe’s conference focuses on the most pressing challenges facing IT & engineering staffing and recruiting firms, and the corresponding opportunities they present. From sourcing tech talent, to building skills and retaining employees, this conference has sessions for all areas of the recruiting and staffing business.

 

Talent Exchange Live

Dates: December 7 – 9, 2021

Location: Virtual

Audience/Focus: HR, Learning and Talent professionals

Registration Information: https://www.hrexchangenetwork.com/events-talent-management/?mac=HRIQ_OnlineEvents_Title_Listing

A free online event produced by the HR Exchange Network, Talent Exchange Live takes the focus of talent to the next level by dedicating two days of online sessions held by top industry leaders spread across two weeks. Day one puts emphasis on the areas of talent acquisition and recruitment. Day two brings the areas of management and performance into focus. This event provides access to top vendors in the industry to help provide technology and/or strategy solutions to enhance the competitive advantage within your company.

 

I4cp 2021

Dates: November 2-3, 2021

Location: Virtual

Audience/Focus: HR and Talent Acquisition Leaders

Registration Information: https://www.i4cp.com/conference

Focused on the future of HR and employment, i4cp is a unique conference as there are no vendors or exhibitions, only speakers and breakout sessions. Their reasoning for this structure is that every conversation happens between industry peers, leading to more open and collaborative networking. While the attendance may be a bit small, this conference attracts leaders from top companies, with IBM, Starbucks, and Google as featured speakers. The 2020 conference theme is “Next Practices, Now.”

 

HR Connect 2021

Dates: October 18 – 20, 2021

Location: Kissimmee, FL

Audience/Focus: HR and Talent Acquisition Leaders

Registration Information: https://events.simplifycompliance.com/event/2021-hr-connect/

This exciting live event covers all aspects of the HR function. You’ll have the opportunity to choose from three separate tracks that best suit your organization’s needs, with industry expert speakers presenting sessions on employment law, recruiting, and talent and culture.

 

Human Capital Institute Conference 2021

Dates: June 30, 2021

Location: Virtual

Audience/Focus: HR and Talent Acquisition Leaders

Registration Information: https://www.hci.org/conferences/2021-virtual-conference-create-culture-feedback-and-performance-june-30-2021

Whether your workforce is remote, onsite, or a hybrid, the importance and strategic value of feedback has never been more crucial to organizational success. With employees managing historic proportions of physical and emotional isolation and organizations under pressure to respond quickly in a changing environment, constant feedback and one-on-one conversations have taken on new importance and weight. Organizations are re-evaluating and adapting their performance management process to include the vital elements needed to succeed in today’s environment. Companies that focus on using personalized feedback to engage and retain isolated workers, setting real time goals so productivity expectations are clear, and helping managers to use their coaching skills, will outperform expectations every time in this new world.

 

Indeed Interactive 2021

Dates: May 11 – 13, 2020

Location: Virtual

Audience/Focus: Hiring Professionals and Leaders

Registration Information: https://indeedinteractive.com/

At Indeed Interactive 2021, we’re gathering thought leaders, CEOs and some very entertaining people who’ll explore current and future hiring challenges as, together, we reimagine recruiting in the new world of work. Enjoy keynote speakers, connect with peers and learn about the mindset and skills you need to stay ahead.

 

Talent Acquisition Week: Social Recruiting Strategies Conference, Employer Branding Strategies Conference, Talent Sourcing Strategies Summit

Dates: July 19 – 23, 2021

Location: Virtual

Audience/Focus: Hiring and Talent Acquisition Professionals

Registration Information: https://talentacquisitionweek.com/

The first of a trio of conferences put on by the Global Strategic Management Institute, SRSC focuses on sharing the best practices and methodology for leveraging social media for talent acquisition. While SRSC and the other two “Talent Acquisition Week“ events offer shared networking opportunities, they also have specialized speakers and keynotes featuring leaders from companies such as Google, Wells Fargo, and Lockheed Martin. Attendees also have access to downloadable recordings of sessions and speakers to share with their teams.

EBrandCon is a part of Talent Acquisition Week, hosted by GSMI. This conference is a chance for talent acquisition professionals to start their year exchanging best practices for employer branding and hiring while expanding their network. For 2020, EBrandCon features sessions and keynotes focused on talent assessment, ROI of employer branding, and increasing employee buy-in. Any of the Talent Acquisition Week conferences are a great start to the year, especially for those of you looking for a break from winter weather.

The Talent Sourcing Strategies Summit is the second of GSMI’s Talent Acquisition Week conferences. This year’s conference agenda focuses on engaging passive candidates, harnessing the power of personalized automation, and improving the collaboration between talent sourcing and recruiters. As a part of Talent Acquisition Week, all attendees have access to multi-track network and exhibition events as well as recordings of all sessions.

 

NAHCR 2021 Conference

Dates: July 26 – 28, 2021

Location: Virtual

Audience/Focus: Healthcare Recruiting

Registration Information: https://www.nahcr.com/annual-conference

The NAHCR Annual Health Care Recruitment Conference provides a rich learning environment for current and aspiring recruiters, with information on cutting-edge recruitment practices and strategies to develop them into invaluable strategic business partners at their organizations. It is the only health care recruitment conference designed BY health care recruiters for health care recruiters.

 

Staffing World 2021

Dates: September 28 – 30, 2021

Location: Denver, CO

Audience/Focus: Hiring and Talent Acquisition Professionals

Registration Information: https://americanstaffing.net/sw21/

The annual ASA convention and expo is where the staffing community comes together to make strategic connections and get solutions that fuel growth and success. Staffing World features leading subject matter experts who tackle the industry’s most pressing issues. Together we will navigate what lies ahead to help your company grow, serve more clients, place more talent, and thrive. 

 

SIA Collaboration in the Gig Economy

Dates: September 21 – 23, 2021

Location: Phoenix, AZ

Audience/Focus: Technology providers, staffing and workforce solutions suppliers, and enterprise human resources and procurement hiring managers

Registration Information: https://web.cvent.com/event/95986b13-3ebd-4b62-8fa4-e059168759fe/websitePage:ab893e7f-ab52-4ceb-9469-fe86bddb45b8?rp=00000000-0000-0000-0000-000000000000

Collaboration in the Gig Economy is a one-of-a-kind event where tech, talent solutions and suppliers converge to collaborate on strategies for the evolved workforce of tomorrow. Attend for abundant networking, insightful keynote presentations, and topical breakout sessions tracked to cover a wide variety of issues: Leading in a New World of Work; Staffing & Talent Platform Convergence; Key Players in the Gig Economy; Talent Acquisition Technology; and Legal & Compliance.

 

SIA Healthcare Staffing Summit

Dates: November, 3-5, 2021

Location: Boston, MA

Audience/Focus: Healthcare staffing pros

Registration Information: https://web.cvent.com/event/95986b13-3ebd-4b62-8fa4-e059168759fe/websitePage:ab893e7f-ab52-4ceb-9469-fe86bddb45b8?rp=00000000-0000-0000-0000-000000000000

After the roller coaster year for the healthcare staffing segment in 2020, there is still a lot of unknown for 2021. The annual Healthcare Staffing Summit is your chance to gather with peers to share common issues and solutions, gain insights into what is on the horizon for the segment and make sense of all the changes that have occurred during the past two years.

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