HR leaders descend on Dublin to discuss the changing landscape of recruitment

14 Nov 2012

HR directors from some of the world’s top IT companies and other influential figures from the human resources sector in Ireland and across Europe are in Dublin for a three-day event looking at the changes taking place in recruitment and to debate the role of people management in Europe’s economic recovery.

The HRO Today Forum Europe will run from today until 15 November at The Gibson Hotel in Dublin. Now in its ninth year, HR directors from SAP, Microsoft, Oracle and other prominent tech companies will be in attendance, along with HR leaders, practitioners, policy makers and senior business professionals from all sectors.

Focusing on the theme of human resources management during challenging economic times, topics to be discussed over the three-day event include technology, innovative and competitive intelligence, and the impact of social media on recruitment.

“The Irish economic climate has forced organisations to look at their HR practices even more closely. Many are viewing the glass as half-full as opposed to half-empty and using the recession as an excuse to really take stock of their HR strategies and make significant improvements,” said Faye Holland, managing director for SharedXpertise, which owns the event.

“There’s still a long way to go but one thing is for sure: companies need to be able to use their people to achieve business growth like never before. Nobody has all the answers so we expect lots of heated debates at this year’s forum,” she added.

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Elaine Burke
By Elaine Burke

Elaine Burke is editor of Silicon Republic, having served a few years as managing editor up to 2019. She joined in 2011 as a journalist covering gadgets, new media and tech jobs. She comes from a background in publishing and is known for being particularly pernickety when it comes to spelling and grammar – earning her the nickname, Critical Red Pen.

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