Sept 19/08 and a little of the the 20th is the day that 80 participants will come together in Toronto at the Intercontinental Hotel (we have group hotel rates negotiated) and my house for a day of:
A discussion about the importance of developing your own criteria of doing business and how to stick to that and not get swayed by your clients. This is a very important concept recruiters need to understand. This discussion will take place over three sessions.
Sure I can tell you what a recruiter does and you can repeat it back to me but what does it really mean to be a recruiter. What do you need to be like in order to be a great recruiter. Is it in your blood? It's in Craig's.. This discussion will take place over three sessions.
Why is it important to understand that the real impact of what just happened may not be realized for a while yet and how can we apply this to recruiting when sometimes, there is no time. How do we take a step back without really having to do it. This discussion will take place over three sessions.
What transformative actions can be envisioned, explored and implemented to shift the tides and move aggressively towards a new age in recruiting excellence? What does the future for Talent Attraction and Acquisition strategies look like? Well, Susan has some great questions worth exploring. This discussion will take place over three sessions.
You will be able to sit in on three sessions. All 4 sessions will go on concurrently 3 separate times. This means you will need to pick the three sessions you are interested in.
Have you ever been part of a drumming circle? Me neither. But I know many people who have and from what I can tell, it's the perfect way to get things going and for everyone to really get to know each other's rhythm. Imagine 80 people focussed on sounding good and building connections - good things will come from this and it's the right way to start the 1st RecruitFest!
Kennedy Information has generously agreed to sponsor a night of good times and charity at my house the night of the 19th. It will be for dinner, drinks and a little charity - I hope it goes late. I'm sure it will. Fine food and good wine will be a flowin'
A must when so many recruiters get together. Raising money for charity is something I have done a lot of. At my house, thanks to Kennedy Information, a charity poker game will take place. I know there are a lot of people out there thinking that they are good but you are going to have to come prove it.
But wait, there has to be more and there is. On Saturday morning (the 20th) for those of you who want to wake up early and do yoga, we are making that possible. A great yoga instructor is going to come to the hotel and lead a class.
Then, Dennis Smith will lead a session on personal branding within the recruiting industry and how social media has helped him and how it can help you bring awareness to yourself assuming you want that. Dennis in my mind has done a fantastic job of using all of the tools available in order to increase his brand. This session will be in the morning before lunch
Then, for all who are still around, we will have a kind of out of towner lunch for everyone.
When: Sept 19th and a little of the 20th
Cost Of RecruitFest: $225.50 US or canadian whatever you want.
80 people max
Cost of Hotel Room: around $220/night - use code REB when booking your hotel
Call 416.597.1400 or 800.422.7969 to book hotel. Mention RecruitingBlogs.com to get your discounted rate. - use REB when booking your hotel