Saturday 18 November 2017

Conference to help recruiters utilise social media and internet technologies

Irish Recruiters is the largest social network of recruitment professionals in Ireland and the network is now holding its Social Media Spring Conference on 21 April.

Irish Recruiters was started as a LinkedIn group in December 2007 and is a community initiative with the aim of raising the level of recruitment sophistication in Ireland, so that as an industry, recruiters can get better at leveraging social media and internet technologies to source the best talent the world can offer to Irish shores.

The community has 1,100 members and promotes amongst itself conferences, Tuesday clubs and tweet ups, at which there is shared learning and debate by some of the largest multinationals and SMEs in the country.

The network is now holding its Social Media Spring Conference on 21 April, which will focus on major recent changes in the recruitment industry in Ireland and abroad, and will feature speakers from some of the key innovators in this area in Ireland.

Representatives from Microsoft, Google and Oracle will share some of their best practices, tips and viewpoints on how search engines and social media are evolving the industry.

The conference will dive into the latest innovations in the world of social media with special emphasis on real-time technologies. Specifically, it will look at areas such as Boolean searching and why every Irish recruiter needs to understand this; Googling to recruit; how Oracle has developed a world-class central sourcing strategy; and what APIs, widgets and web services have to do with recruiting.

Speakers will include Microsoft’s global sourcing manager, Declan Fitzgerald; Noel Reidy, recruiter at Google; Roderick Smyth, CEO at Arithon; and Siobhan Corcoran, senior recruitment manager for Oracle.

The main business of the event, which takes place in the Radisson Blu in Dublin 8, begins at 1.15pm and runs to 6pm. This will be followed by a networking session until 8pm.

For further information, go to the Irish Recruiters Spring Conference website.

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