This month the JobAdder crew headed cross country to exhibit at both HR Technology Conference and Expo in Las Vegas and Staffing World 2014 in Washington, D.C.
It was JobAdder’s first time exhibiting at both shows and JobAdder team exhibited in style. First, we headed to Las Vegas for the HR Technology Conference and Exposition where more than 4,000 attendees headed out to see HR in Tech’s best. Then we headed to Maryland where we met 1,600 attendees during the event hosted by the American Staffing Association.
From sessions to exposition, the JobAdder team was excited to be at both events. Couldn’t attend? Here a few lessons we learned along the way:
1) Recruiters are Rocking Social Media!
Sure, this may sound like old news, but hundreds of tweeters took to #HRTechConf and #StaffingWorld on Twitter to share their latest happenings at the show. Still today, plenty of tweeters are sharing their updates from the show with the world. Great to see both HR and Staffing embrace social media.
2) Mobile is King
Both Staffing World and HR Technology presented mobile applications and websites that showcase their product on-the-go – see JobAdder mobile recruiting
3) Big Data is In
From apps that track activity to productivity, HR Technology shows that Big Data isn’t going anywhere anytime soon. While some are ignoring data, many recruiters and HR pros are looking to data to help analyze their workforce and hire.
4) Tradeshows Aren’t for the Faint of Heart
Sore feet? Check. Long exposition hours talking with attendees, jammed packed sessions and after parties offered something for every hour. Both cities proved to be an excellent place for both exhibition and after hour events.
5) Hiring Managers are Paying Attention to Generational Differences
At HR Technology, keynote speaker, R. Ray Wang presented on generations and unconventional ways to think of the different generations. From conversations on the floor to social media, hiring managers were alive with the topic. How is your company facing generational differences?
Did you attend either show? Comment below and tell us what you learned!