However, just sometimes, these new entrants are causing a bit of anti-progress, and producing solutions that make the whole recruitment event space less compelling for employers and prospective candidates.

My best friend and I are heading downstate on a road trip for the next few days and I will not be taking the internet with me.

So be nice to each other and enjoy this guest post about a speed dating event from a fellow blog reader. Background: A frequent reader and commenter wrote me a letter about whether or not she should go to a speed dating event and listing pros and cons.

Ordinarily, a competitor doing this sort of thing would be cause for celebration. As a recruitment solutions provider, offering Recruitment Summits as part of our proposition, proven ROI is a critical consideration.

Emerging markets recruitment is booming, and clients need recruits, often in volume.

” It’s unfathomable that a format like this will deliver the quality of interactions required to showcase a fantastic EVP, or to identify a great talent.

Thinking from the candidate’s perspective, why would a serious professional even deign to show up for such a marginal interaction?

as if it was some sort of freakish accident, but it wasn’t really.

I very deliberately did not date because I had some stuff to work on, and I was busy, and, well, I can procrastinate like anything. My half-Vulcan jerkbrain kept trying to talk me out of going, so I made a list: The only real cons were that it would be a decidedly hetero evening (bi-invisibility = meh) and oh the CRUSHING TERROR. (9) Some of the attendees were too terrifyingly awesome for words.

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The challenge for recruitment event providers and attending clients, in an age dominated by online analytics, is ROI.