Myself and the marketing team had a great time at the 2018 CIPD Annual Conference and Exhibition in Manchester.
The atmosphere was buzzing, and it was good for us to see the differing marketing approaches used at each stall. I was impressed by two in particular. One that displayed toy unicorns, another used a magician. Eye-catching and conversation-starting indeed!
We attended a fascinating talk by Sterling talent solutions about social media screening in the interview process. The talk covered the complex nature of using social media accounts to screen candidates as part of the hiring process. Initially, I found this thought rather frightening. The reasoning for using such a technique was that it helps to protect the image of your company from potentially volatile employees. Just as important is that it protects staff from such risks. It was this point that warmed me to the idea.
We had some really good conversations with attendees about Continuous Professional Development, particularly with people who have completed a HR or L&D Qualification. We were lucky to meet some of our wonderful learners. One of whom is at the start of their learning journey, and another who is nearing the end. We will post videos of these interviews in the next week or so – keep an eye out for them!
Did you go this year? What did you think of it? If you didn’t, would you consider going next year? Let me know in the comment section!