Recruiting Industry Events & Observations – Fall 2011

For years I've said that the best ideas and breakthroughs at recruiting industry events tend to happen after the sessions are over and when essentially everyone gets a microphone with whomever they'd like to connect. The social events or dinners that happen after the podiums are abandoned are where attendees open up and where speakers can go deep on topics they may have been forced to gloss over in just 45 minutes on stage. So for me, events have always been about the conversation more than the sessions. However, in the last 2 years I've really learned that there is more to pull from the sessions than I previously realized - even (or especially) the sessions that go poorly. Read more