The event of the year is almost upon us and excited would be a total understatement in describing the atmosphere surrounding the team here at the In-house Recruitment Network! With just over a week to go until the big day, we want to make sure you’re as prepared as possible for the event. It’s so important that you know how to make the most out of In-house Recruitment LIVE! so we’ve compiled our list of top tips on how you can achieve the best from your experience on the day:


  1. Download the app

This might sound like an obvious one, but the first thing you should do is download the In-house Recruitment LIVE! mobile app. The app contains absolutely everything you need to know about In-house LIVE! and it actually gives you the opportunity to connect with everyone who will be there on the day, from our wonderful speakers to all of your industry peers – a fantastic networking tool. It also lists all of the suppliers who will be in attendance, the agenda for the day, special announcements and even an instant messenger function, so if you haven’t already, download it here:


  1. Arrange meetings

Events are a great way to meet and network with both other people in your industry and key suppliers, who may be able to help improve the quality and efficiency of your recruitment function. Make sure you identify the people you’d like to network with and get a few informal meetings arranged throughout day. It might be asking someone to join you in a speaker session, or even a catch-up in one of our incredibly relaxed break-out areas. It’s easy. You’re both in the same place on the same day and it’s a unique opportunity to connect on mutual ground.


  1. Plan your day

Once you’ve downloaded the app, make sure you arrive on the day with a plan. There’s going to be nothing more overwhelming than arriving at In-house Recruitment LIVE! without a clear idea of the presentations you’d like to see, the speakers you’d like to hear and the exhibitors that are of particular interest to you. Having an event-day strategy is crucial in getting the most out of your day and it will ensure you return to the office with some tangible findings, that are both implementable and relevant to your organisation.


  1. Create your agenda of key sessions

You can do this through the app as well (BEST APP EVER). We have a number of speakers who will be presenting throughout the day, at the same time and on different topics. You can use the app to plan your day of presentations. This will ensure that you’ll see everyone you want to see and it will also mean that you’ll actually know where you’re supposed to be and when you’re supposed to be there room-wise.


  1. Grab your goody bag

Everyone loves a goody bag don’t they? You’ll pick yours up upon registration and it will contain all kinds of useful bits and bobs to help you throughout the day, as a well as a few little treats! Not only is the goody bag great because, you know, it’s a goody bag, it also means you’ve got a bag to collect up all your other free goodies on the day, and believe me, there will be a lot of STUFF flying around the Business Design Centre that day, so take advantage.


  1. Bring your devices

We know how busy you are, and we know that it can be a big ask for you to take a full day out of your day-to-day role, but at In-house LIVE! you don’t need to worry about this too much. With free internet access for everyone and a number of chill-out zones to take advantage of, feel free to bring your laptop or tablet and get a little work done between sessions. We want this day to be as easy for you as possible.


  1. Discover suppliers

When you’re trapped in the bubble of your day-to-day role, it’s difficult to render yourself open to the possibility of new suppliers with fresh technologies and innovation that could make a real impact to your process. Even if you’re not looking to buy, it’s important to shop around and discover what’s new in the market right now! All of our partners and suppliers are current in the industry. They are doing fantastic things to help improve the way that businesses recruit and this is a great opportunity to get yourself ahead of the curve.


  1. Tech Start-up Sessions PechaKucha Style

Alongside 30 of the industry’s leading suppliers, we will also have PechaKucha-style tech startup sessions, which will see some of the newest kids on the in-house recruitment block take you on a quick fire journey through some of the most current topics and issues facing in-house recruiters right now. For example, expect talks on ‘The Brexit Effect’ ‘Onboarding is Dead’ and ‘How To Make 1 Day Time-to-hires’. This is a rare and exciting opportunity to get with the current in-house recruitment program and really get to grips with what’s happening in your niche world of recruitment RIGHT NOW.


      9. Connect with the speakers

These guys are undoubtedly some of the most talented, knowledgeable people in the industry, who are currently leading the way for recruitment innovation. In-house Recruitment LIVE! is an opportunity to connect with the best who are currently doing groundbreaking things which should be nothing but inspiring whether you’re starting up a function from scratch or you’re already operating an established team.


10. Shoot some pool, sip on coffee or perhaps have something a little stronger…

You’re probably wondering what I mean when I talk about chill-out areas, so here’s your answer! We’ve got the CV Library Cafe, the Acolyte Lounge and the OnlyMarketingJobs 8 Ball Challenge to keep you well fed, watered and HAPPY throughout the day. I don’t want to give too much away but make sure you visit these guys on the day. It can’t be all work and no play now can it?


11. Clear your diary for the evening

As if all of the above isn’t enough, there’s even more ‘extra-curricular’ activity to enjoy post-event and this, again, is another great place to get chatting with people that you didn’t get a chance to speak with during the day. Unwind over a cheeky tipple take this opportunity to connect further with people you’ve met during the day, or perhaps catch up with old colleagues and industry favourites. The best thing about post-event social activities (in my experience!) is the chance to simply let your hair down which, let’s face it, we all need every once in a while!


12. Take the survey 

The In-house Recruitment LIVE! survey will be the largest survey of its kind this year for in-house recruiters and the results are going to be incredibly valuable to you, but remember – you only get access to the results if you take the survey! So what are you waiting for? TAKE IT NOW.


We hope this has given you a few more things to consider on In-house LIVE! and if you haven’t even signed up yet, what are you waiting for? Sign up here!


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