The first Recruitment International Social Circle networking evening occurred on Thursday 16th July 2015 at Jerusalem Bar near Tottenham Court Road in London. The event was sponsored by TBOS and was the first of its kind in the recruitment industry. It was aimed at recruitment directors who wished to meet other agency owners, in a social atmosphere, without having to go through a boring presentation or rigid membership structure.
The first event was a great success with over 20 recruitment directors attending and once the drinks started to flow so did the conversations and interactions between the agencies. The directors were from a range of different size agencies from small one person companies to larger turnover businesses and everyone was in good spirits.
In order to ensure that the event would attract agencies to come along it was decided to restrict the number of suppliers to ensure that the agencies did not feel they were being constantly sold to by one supplier after another. TBOS and Glassdoor were the two suppliers at the event and they ensured that the drinks were always supplied.
Towards the end of the event a business card champagne draw was held which was won by Peter Wilson from Ex-Military Recruitment Ltd.
The event overall was a great success with great feedback from the attendees, so it has been decided to continue this in the coming months. The next Recruitment International Social Circle Event will occur on Thursday 24th September between 5pm and 8pm at a venue to be decided.