Posted April 13, 2016 by

College Recruiter sponsoring premiere event in Europe for university relations leaders

Brussels, BelgiumCollege Recruiter has two primary types of users: candidates who are searching for great careers and the employers who recruit them. One way that we give back to the recruiting community is by regularly sharing our knowledge and trying our best to advance the conversations through our blog, videos, and social media. Another way is through conferences such as the dozen or so College Recruiting Bootcamp events we’ve organized to-date.

A third way that give back to the recruiting community is through our active participation in conferences organized by partners. This weekend, for example, chief executive officer Faith Rothberg will moderate a panel at TAtech (the Association for Talent Acquisition Solutions) in Orlando about how job boards can and should prevent fraud including bogus jobs which are posted for a number of reasons, one of which is identity theft. On Monday, I’ll deliver a presentation at SHRM Talent Management in Orlando about how talent acquisition leaders can use metrics to improve the efficiency and effectiveness of their departments but also to get that “seat at the table” that so many crave but haven’t been able to attain because the information they share with their C-level leaders has been tactical and not strategic. About a week later I’ll be in D.C. for TalentBlend 2016. College Recruiter is a sponsor and I’m moderating a panel discussion with Alton Fox of Lockheed Martin and Temeka Thompson of the U.S. Securities and Exchange Commission during which we’ll talk about how leading organizations recruit students and recent graduates through off-campus channels including interactive recruitment media such as College Recruiter.

Pretty much all of the above has a U.S. focus but we’re well aware that there’s a big, beautiful world outside of our borders. Indeed, most of our Fortune 1,000 and even federal government clients have hiring needs around the world and we’re increasingly being called upon to help them with those needs. Today, for example, we’re working on a proposal for a federal government agency that has significant hiring needs for people who are U.S. citizens, live or are willing to live abroad, have college degrees, and speak both English and Spanish. These multinational projects are challenging yet a lot of fun and have led us to engage with organizations in other countries whose missions include helping students and recent graduates find great careers. An example is Gradcore, a U.K.-based organization run by my friend, Martin Edmondson. I delivered the keynote presentation at their annual conference a couple of years ago and in May we are sponsoring and helping to organize their GEC Europe conference. 

The graduate employment conference Europe brings together senior graduate recruiters and university employability leaders from across Europe and the world. The conference and dinner will provide a unique opportunity to share and learn from peers across the world, and tackle strategic issues around graduate talent and employability. Gradcore has done a superb job of lining up a world class range of speakers including:

  • David Bearfield – Director of EPSO (European Personnel Selection Office), will give a keynote on how they have established a pan-European recruiting strategy for the EU
  • Alex Usher – President of Higher Education Strategy Associates will be talking about the global future for universities, and the impact on graduate talent
  • Global graduate recruitment panel – featuring the European or global heads of talent from Airbus, GSK and BNP Paribas
  • University careers leaders from more than 10 countries will discuss the range of approaches taken to employability across Europe
  • John North – Director of the Globally Responsible Leadership Initiative will be challenging delegates to examine how we can develop globally responsible leaders in universities and businesses
  • Tim Marshall – Our after dinner speaker, the former Sky News Foreign Editor, will be providing us with his analysis on Europe and the EU, which will be of vital importance with the current challenges facing the continent, and the imminent UK referendum on membership

Places are limited, and will be allocated on a first come first served basis. The event takes place on the 19th May in the magnificent British Ambassador’s Residence in Brussels, with the dinner held the same evening in the nearby Leopold Hotel. Interested? Contact me for a discount code that will save you 33 percent!

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