Recruitment technology shopping 2016

This will be The Needle’s fourth CIPD HR Software & Recruitment Exhibition since we first created the workflows for video interviewing and made it a reality. During the last four years we have seen that light bulb moment happen for our clients realising the true value and potential of what video interviewing technology can do for their recruitment process. In the eyes of the managers who have been involved in video campaigns, they tell us we have offered a ‘game changer’; ‘a no brainer’ solution and video has been like ‘night and day’ to differentiate between the suitable and unsuitable candidates. Technology can work wonders if purchased and implemented in the correct manner.

Which brings me onto the show… if you are seriously considering buying some new tech this year you need to get yourself along to this exhibition. It is one of the few that doesn’t have a conference attached to it so there is much more room and resource available for vendor showcases and just simply more solutions on display. For the Londoners who are spoilt for choice in events, this event (not to be confused with the CIPD Annual Conference held traditionally in November) offers a practical environment where you can rack up the meetings across two days and get as many demos under your belt as possible. After all, knowledge is power!

The show covers HCM software and payroll software, job boards, multi posting, applicant tracking, niche technologies such as video interviewing, compliance software, assessment companies, grad recruitment…. they really are all there and to be honest, there is only so much research you can do online before inevitably you need to get off your butt and meet the vendors. For BCS video posterbusy recruiters, this is the best two days of investment you will make this year to keep yourself up to date with new technology and ensure you know what you are talking about when it comes to building a business case with your internal stakeholders to buy. There is a lot to digest so get your walking shoes on, put your out of office on and get over to Olympia Exhibition Centre on the 15th and 16th of June!! For ‘out of towners’, I would strongly suggest it’s worth a visit as many of the software vendors are based down South so from a buyer’s efficiency point of view you can get to them all easier in the one place.

The Needle will be on stand R242 and we are open for bookings now. Please email christine@theneedleonline.com directly and get a time in the diary either days for a demo and discussion about how you can use video interviewing in your recruitment process.HERO_Session_Feature_1_smallestlightest

And for the true techies out there, if you book a meeting with us before the show, not only will you receive 20 free video interview credits if you sign up as a result of a show discussion, but you will also go into the draw to win this amazing GoPro Hero 4 Session video camera. An awesome bonus for signing up to video interviewing with The Needle. See you all there!!

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