Mobile & Video in Recruitment Conference – A Great Success

| September 30, 2010 | Comments (1)

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mobile and video in recruitment

The worlds first Mobile and Video in Recruitment Conference took place in London on the 28th September and judging by the delegates feedback it was a great success!.

Here are just some of the comments received about Conference:

  • “Very informative, a good split between the two sectors”
  • “Very well organised, plus impactful speakers who were engaging”
  • “Really interesting content, some useful content/tips to take back”
  • “You had my attention all day which was unusual for me!”
  • “Very impressed with the range and quality of the speakers – great breadth and depth of knowledge – inspiring!”

The Conference Programme covered mainly Video in the morning and then Mobile in the afternoon.

Video In Recruitment

The first presentation was by Luke McKend from Google who talked about how to build your brand on YouTube. Luke showed some examples of how companies are using YouTube today for branding purposes but noted that  there aren’t that many companies using online video specifically for recruitment. He felt that this offered some great opportunities for companies to pick up on in the future, especially as the number of job related searches on YouTube (now the second largest search engine in the world) is increasing month by month.

The next speaker was Nick Price from Working Films who covered the power of using film as part of an employer branding campaign. Nick also showed three examples of how the power of film is helping both public and private sector companies recruit.

The third video related presentation was by Kes and Dimitar from Inovaz who covered how to use video as part of the recruitment process. By the way, did you know that the first mention of a video resume was back in 1981, almost 30 years ago!

After the third presentation there was was a Video Discussion Panel which then led to the first Mobile related presentation of the day.

Mobile In Recruitment

This was from Gary Robinson, Digital Marketing Manager at Jobsite, who talked about their Future of Mobile Recruitment Report which you can download here for free.

The first speaker of the afternoon was Trevor Shonfeld from Roundpoint who gave a comprehensive insight into the mobile industry. This was followed by Dave Martin from AllTheTopBananas who covered the use of mobile apps in recruitment.

The final mobile related presentation was a joint one between Andy Bamford from Thirty Three (a Recruitment Communications company) and Stuart Affleck from LV=. This was a case study showing how LV= used a combination of  mobile and image recognition software in an innovate way as part of a recruitment campaign. You can see the video they showed at the conference below:

The final session of the day was a mobile discussion panel followed by a networking and drinks reception.  A perfect way to end to a successful conference!

Mobile & Video in Recruitment LinkedIn Group
If you want to take part in the conversation about Mobile and Video in Recruitment we have a LinkedIn group. Please feel free to join here.

Twitter Hashtag #MVIR
There was plenty of Twitter conversation going on throughout the day. MoRecNews have kindly put together a couple of posts based on the morning and afternoon sessions:

http://morecnews.com/2010/09/28/mvir-the-mornings-events-in-tweets/

http://morecnews.com/2010/09/28/mvir-the-afternoon-in-tweets/

My thanks again go to the great speakers that we had on the day and to the delegates who attended this unique conference.

Mike Taylor

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