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27 Best Recruiting and Staffing Events in 2024

Are you a staffing and recruitment professional looking to stay on top of the latest industry trends, network with like-minded individuals, and discover new talent? Look no further! The year 2024 is shaping up to be an exciting time for the staffing and recruitment industry, with a plethora of recruiting events lined up across the United Kingdom.

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27 Best Recruiting and Staffing Events in 2024

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These events offer the perfect opportunity to enhance your skills, expand your knowledge, and connect with industry leaders. So mark your calendars and prepare to make the most of these incredible staffing events!

UK Recruiting and Staffing Events

1. HR Summit

HR Summit
  • 8 February 2024
  • Manchester
  • With both buyers and suppliers attending, this is a stellar opportunity for networking. Former attendees specifically mention how useful it is to have so many chances for one-to-one meetings.

2. Candidate Experience Conference

  • 22 February 2024
  • London
  • Designed for in-house recruiters, this is the event to go to if you're looking to level up the candidate experience at your business.

3. In-House Recruitment Expo

In-House Recruitment Expo
  • 27 February 2024
  • London
  • Specialising in in-house recruitment, this event provides information on best practices and new technology that can optimise the candidate experience.

4. Reframe WIT

  • 28 February 2024
  • Manchester
  • Meant to support women in tech, this conference will provide networking opportunities as well as the chance to learn new ideas for personal professional development.

5. HR Vision

HR Vision
  • 5-6 March 2024
  • London
  • This expo will cover a variety of topics ranging from candidate and employee experience, the future of work, new technology, and more.

6. In-House Recruitment Live Birmingham

  • 6 March 2024
  • Birmingham
  • This is a large event, featuring four stages of expert speakers presenting their knowledge of topics like talent acquisition, candidate experience, how to eliminate bias, and more.

7. Recruitment Agency Expo

Recruitment Agency Expo
  • 19-20 March 2024
  • London
  • This conference offers free tickets to, so anyone can attend the seminars hosted by companies as established as Microsoft and Recruit CRM.

8. #Firmday Manchester

  • 21 March 2024
  • Manchester
  • Open to everyone, this is a networking event that also hosts several sessions with experts discussing talent acquisition.

9. Early Careers Conference

Early Careers Conference
  • 21 March 2024
  • London
  • With a focus on early careers and in-house recruitment, you can expect to find expert insight from executives at companies like Booking.com, Marks & Spencer, and more.

10. HR Technologies UK ExCel London

  • 17-18 April 2024
  • London
  • Any HR professional interested in technology will find something of interest at this conference.

11. #Firmday London

#Firmday London
  • 23 April 2024
  • London
  • Created to support in-house recruiters, The Firm hosts networking and educational events around the UK.

12. Recruitment Leaders Conference

  • 25 April 2024
  • London
  • Get insight from industry experts on talent strategy, diversity and inclusion, and more at this conference.

13. ERA Conference

ERA Conference
  • 10 May 2024
  • London
  • For this 20th anniversary conference, speakers will discuss recent technology like ChatGPT and how to optimise sourcing, among other topics.

14. Job Boards Connect Unplugged

  • 16 May 2024
  • London
  • For those wanting to develop their knowledge regarding job boards, they can register to this event for insight from experts.

15. Digital Job Advertising Excellence Awards (DJAx Awards)

DJax Awards
  • 16 May 2024
  • London
  • If you are looking to see the best examples of techniques to attract candidates, this awards dinner could be a great opportunity.

16. In-House Recruitment Live Manchester

  • 16 May 2024
  • Manchester
  • This expo presents experts on contingent labour, DEI, employer branding, and the latest trends in salary.

17. SIA - CWS Summit Europe

SIA CWS Summit Europe
  • 21-22 May 2024
  • London
  • With people attending from all over Europe, this event will cover all the recent digital evolutions in staffing, in addition to how to leverage a contingent workforce.

18. CIPD Festival of Work

  • 12-13 June 2024
  • London
  • This festival hosts attracts thousands of people to discuss employee engagement, the new ways of working, and what the future of recruiting holds.

19. Diversity, Equity, and Inclusion Conference

Diversity, Equity, and Inclusion Conference
  • 13 June 2024
  • London
  • As the name suggests, this event takes a deep dive into diversity, equity, and inclusion so you'll leave informed and inspired.

20. RECLive24

  • 25 June 2024
  • London
  • The Recruitment & Employment Confederation organises this conference covering how to put people first.

21. Employer Branding Conference

Employer Branding Conference
  • 3 July 2024
  • London
  • If employer branding is one of your focus areas for this year, this event could help you develop a strategy.

22. RecFest 2024

  • 11 July 2024
  • Knebworth
  • This festival caters to talent acquisition and more, offering 13 stages with various specialists sharing their expertise.

23. Recruitment Leaders Conference

Recruitment Leaders Conference
  • 17 July 2024
  • Birmingham
  • For those interested in brushing up on their leadership skills, this event will provide plenty of food for thought.

24. #Firmday Birmingham 2024

  • 24 September 2024
  • Birmingham
  • If you're looking to meet colleagues and experts in your field, this could be a good networking event to check out.

25. In-House Recruitment Live London

In-House Recruitment Live London
  • 26 September 2024
  • London
  • For those working as in-house talent recruiters, this conference will cover all the hottest topics, and it's free.

26. Job Boards Connect Annual Conference

  • 3 October 2024
  • London
  • If you are looking to learn more about job boards, this event brings both large and small boards together to discuss the latest.

27. #Firmday Leeds 2024

#Firmday Leeds
  • 12 November 2024
  • Leeds
  • A mix of sessions and networking opportunities, this industry event's goal is to bring together professionals.

Top tips to get the most out of a recruiting and staffing event

Now that you have a list of exciting recruiting and staffing events, it's time to make the most out of your experience. Here are some tips to maximise your participation at these events:

  1. Plan ahead. Research the event agenda and create a schedule of sessions and workshops you want to attend. Prioritise your time and focus on areas of interest that align with your professional goals.
  2. Network. Take advantage of the opportunity to connect with industry peers, speakers, and exhibitors. Engage in conversations, exchange business cards, and follow up with contacts afterward to build lasting relationships.
  3. Be prepared. Bring plenty of business cards, copies of your resume, and any other relevant material to share with potential employers or contacts. Dress professionally to make a positive impression.
  4. Attend workshops and presentations. Make sure to attend workshops and presentations that align with your interests and professional growth. Take notes, ask questions, and actively participate to gain valuable insights and knowledge.
  5. Utilise social media. Stay active on social media platforms during the event. Follow event hashtags, share highlights, and engage in conversations with fellow attendees. This can help you expand your network and stay connected even after the event concludes.
  6. Follow up. After the event, follow up with the people you connected with. Send a personalised email or LinkedIn message expressing your gratitude for their time and reinforcing the connection you made.

Participating in these events can undoubtedly boost your professional growth and open doors to new opportunities. So be sure to make the most of every event by implementing these tips and strategies. The year 2024 is bound to be an excellent year for recruiters and staffing professionals in the United Kingdom, filled with inspiration, knowledge sharing, and professional development. Get ready to be a part of the thriving staffing and recruitment community and make a lasting impact in the industry.

Recruiting Events FAQ

Are recruiting events worth it?

Career fairs or recruiting events provide opportunities to network with peers and learn from experts in your field.You'll be able to get insight into the latest trends in your industry, as well as pass out your resume or schedule interviews.

What is a recruitment event?

A recruitment event offers the chance to connect with potential candidates and employers, get an idea of a company's culture and norms, and find out about open roles. This is an early stage of recruitment and is a great way to make contact for the first time and leave a good first (in-person) impression.

What are the benefits of recruitment events?

Recruitment events offer attendees several benefits.

  • Attract candidates to your business that are a good fit for your business
  • Allows you to build your company's employer brand
  • Develop your talent pool by collecting candidate resumes
  • Creates an opportunity for an initial screen and analysis of candidates

What is the ASA staffing index?

The ASA staffing index is a measurement of the weekly changes in temporary and contract employment. This index provides a nearly real-time indication of the short-term labour market because updated results are provided about nine days after any given work week.

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