7 Brilliant Recruitment Events to End the Year

In my mind, 2015 has been a pretty great year for recruitment. The industry has seen some brilliant growth, social media and recruitment marketing are on the rise and events have been packed. events_blogIt feels like there's a genuine hunger among us to learn more, explore new ideas and concepts and just generally be better at what we do. Events these days are not just about the freebies (although our fish sweets always go down a treat) as recruiters want to oust the competition armed with the new tips and tricks they've picked up in lecture theatres and seminar rooms in various venues across the UK.

I love events, Firefish loves events. But now, we've found ourselves with less than half of 2015 left and as the events calendar is down to its last few pages; here's a look at the seven best recruitment events rounding off this year...


When? 17th September Where? Glasgow How much? Early bird tickets are £25

#tru is coming back to Scotland for the second year and returning also to Glasgow's Hard Rock Cafe with its innovative and winning event formula. Track leaders confirmed so far this year include Bill Boorman, Firefish's CEO Wendy McDougall and Matt Alder. 

and pssst... on the same day there's another brilliant event happening (if we do say so ourselves)

Firefish Housewarming

When? evening of 17th September  Where? Firefish Software HQ How much? Free!

We've packed up our fish family and moved to a new aquarium (yes, our office is really called the Aquarium) and now we want to say a massive thank you to everyone who helped get us here by hosting a glamorous housewarming party complete with entertainment, great food & drink. It promises to be a brilliant evening so RSVP if you'd like to join us. 


UK Recruiter Directors Event

When? 1st October Where? London How much? £30 (earlybird, £45 thereafter)

This quarterly summit will focus on the theme of "Traits of a Successful Business Owner". With great speakers; David Taylor (MD of First Point Group) and Alice Weightman (MD of Hanson Search) and an informative masterclass, this is sure to be a great event for recruitment directors and business owners. There's always a great turnout for these meetings which means networking opportunities galore!

UK Recruiter Technology Showcase

When? 8th October Where? London How much? Free but deposit required and refunded on attendance

This hugely popular event is targeted at decision makers, allowing you the chance to meet suppliers, have one on one demos and get your burning questions answered. Featuring a comprehensve line-up of the UK's best technology companies, this isn't one to miss. 

Onrec: Online Recruitment Conference & Exhibition

When? 20th October Where? London How much? £350 +VAT (2 for 1 deal) for conference, exhibition is free

Now in its 11th year, the conference promises to help you test, challenge and develop your online company's recruitment strategy. There are brilliant speakers signed up and lots of knowledge sharing to engage with as well as a separate exhibition where industry suppliers show you their wares and answer questions about the latest innovative products to help your business. 


Global Recruiter: Recruitment Live 2015

When? 3rd November Where? London How much? £TBC

Offering the recruitment industry the chance to come together and address the central topics and issues affecting businesses operating in the sector. This time around, the event will focus on allowing agency recruiters to review current practice and implement changes which will take business to the next level of success. Hey- that can only be a good thing. 

Marketing & Digital Recruitment Awards 2015

When? 25th November Where? London How much? Ranging from £160 to £255 p/ticket

Marketing recruiters unite for a glittering evening where success is celebrated, champagne is flowing and a great year is reflected on. Firefish Software® are delighted to be partners for the MARAs 2015 and will also be sponsoring the 'Best Candidate Experience' category. 


Image Credits: Image 1, Image 2 is our own, Image 3 and Image 4

Megan McBurnie

Megan worked as a recruitment consultant, recruiting in the Office Services, General Insurance and Legal markets.

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