Social Highlights: Tweets & Instagrams from Talent Connect London

November 13, 2014

I’m across the pond at Talent Connect London, and over the past two days I’ve loved immersing myself in the talent culture here. From the diverse accents to the different recruiting terminology (some individuals call the trade resourcing rather than recruiting), and even British pop culture (I got briefed on popular TV shows and soaps), I’m getting schooled on the ins-and-outs of talent acquisition in Europe.

It’s also interesting to see how social media is used at this year’s Talent Connect London event. Recruiters here have been more as active on social media, sharing more photos within Twitter than Instagram. However, the surge in activity for key sessions remain the same as the US event.

So with an English twist, here are some of the trending topics across social media at Talent Connect London:

Innovative recruiting strategies were a hit

Some of the most live-tweeted hours were during inspirational keynotes. Attendees were blown away by L'Oréal and Dave Hazlehurst’s innovative approaches to talent acquisition as well as Karren Brady’s witty and bold leadership style. Of course, sessions on talent brand and data-data driven recruiting, as well as favorites like Glen Cathey, Lou Adler and Salesforce, drew big crowds and key tweets.

Albert Square ain’t got nothing on this

We may not have had the Mitchell Brothers wandering the stalls, but there were some interesting characters and scenes at the event. The visuals at Talent Connect London never disappoint, and attendees loved snapping and sharing the amazing chic London street-themed InLounge, complete with double-decker buses, a makeshift market and even a British pub. Recruiters hopped into authentic taxi cabs to share talent acquisition confessionals, and played with video games. Also, before the opening keynotes, attendees were welcomed on stage with an illuminating performance by Team Spark! Their LED drumming was amazing, and equally spectacular attire reminded me of The Hunger Games Capitol Couture meets Cirque du Soliel.


Great start to Talent Connect! #intalent #skyintalent

A video posted by Sophie Smith (@sophiesmith88) on Nov 11, 2014 at 2:21pm PST

Tea break at Talent Connect 2014 #intalent A photo posted by Jeff Majamin @ Benjamin (@jeff_benjamin) on Nov 11, 2014 at 2:53am PST

Luncheon at Talent Connect 2014 #intalent

A video posted by Jeff Majamin @ Benjamin (@jeff_benjamin) on Nov 11, 2014 at 4:14am PST

Kanon første dag på #intalent i London. Spændt på morgendagens oplæg A photo posted by sluth (@sluth) on Nov 11, 2014 at 1:48pm PST

#London #linkedin #career #entrepreneur #Employerbranding #adventure #anotherdayattheoffice #job

A photo posted by Professionals4Technology (@professionals4technology) on Nov 11, 2014 at 3:17am PST

Lovely moments of connections being made

While talent leaders enjoyed the energizing atmosphere and absorbed new recruiting techniques, it’s meeting fellow thought leaders that makes Talent Connect truly special. Attendees not only enjoyed seeing old colleagues and meeting new friends, they captured and shared these connections on social media.

Drinks after the #LinkedIn conference #lifeatca #intalent

A photo posted by Becca Sil (@becs_8487) on Nov 11, 2014 at 11:48am PST

More post-event photos and nuggets to come. In the meantime, scroll through #intalent on Twitter and Instagram, or click through all the presentations on SlideShare.

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