Earlier this week I went to the RHUB Edge conference at AUT. For those of you who aren’t familiar, the conference focused specifically on third party recruitment service providers – aka agencies. Through a number of speakers the attendees were able to take a look at the changing world of recruitment and covered a number of topics including the impact of technology, communication, collaboration, recruitment marketing and leadership, to name a few. It was a networking frenzy and we managed to say hello to friends, past colleagues, competitors, clients and new acquaintances between all the sessions.
For me, attending this conference was a chance to take a step back from the day to day reality of the job and gain some perspective on the ‘why’ and ‘how’ we do what we do as recruiters. The room was often alive with healthy debate and conversations around the challenges we face as an industry, which was energising and intriguing. Not lacking in banter either which you can clearly see by searching #rhubedge, which blew up the Twittersphere in NZ for the whole day – taking the top trending spot.
Taking the day out to participate in the event reminds me why I enjoy working in the industry so much and to celebrate the highs, take the lows head on and look forward to the ever changing landscape that is the recruitment industry.
Here you will find some quotes that really stuck with me throughout the day….
Did you attend? I’d love to hear any other quotes from the speakers that really resonated with you.