Published May 14, 2013
What will a typical workplace look like in the years ahead?
Tomorrow’s workforce are seeking jobs in new ways, with fresh perspectives and with the support of evolving and exciting technology. As an employer – recruitment campaigns need to be cogniscant of using different mobile and technology platforms to advertise roles in order to attract an array of candidates, but employees must also consider their skills in this field and the ensuing expectations to use them in their role.
IQPC embrace smartphone / mobile technology & social media in the way they market their conferences, in the way they communicate with their audiences and this trend excites us as we still believe that content is king (its just that the communication vehicle for that content keeps evolving). Here are some globally accepted and lauded trends for recruitment and talent in 2013 (and beyond) to watch for.
- Social media: Social media is here to stay, and it’s a useful means of identifying talent, connecting with it and promoting the values of a business but also for sharing the perspective, brand and experience of potential employees. Badly handled, social media activity / or strategies – can impact employment potential from both sides of the fence.
- Staff retention: A recent Hays report revealed that many employers can be blind to the cause of staff turnover and in 80 per cent of cases an employee chooses to leave due to the job itself, pay and conditions and or work relationships – all issues employers can do something about.
- Smartphone/ mobile technology: Smartphones or mobile technology could eventually overtake PCs as the most common way to access the web. It’s true that in 2013, future employees are already comfortable using smartphones to browse jobs, receive job alerts, view career information and update their social media profiles.
Published May 6, 2013
What’s it really like to work as a conference producer?
I started as a producer in my first role out of uni – and I worked in the production world for over seven years. Its compelling, inspiring, busy, dynamic, challenging, frustrating, satisfying and eye-opening all at once. You learn skills you never imagined could be combined into one job role; marketing, finance, commercial management, copy writing, event management, proof reading, time keeping, negotiation, project leadership and more. Vanessa has been with IQPC as a senior representative of the production floor for many (wonderful) years and has been incredibly successful in her role. Listening to this short honest chat, I was nodding my head, and with her every step of the way.
If you’d like to find out more – its easy – email me at firstname.lastname@example.org
Published April 30, 2013
IQPC teams constantly strive to produce first class content to support our global events portfolio. Here’s something special the the Defence IQ team created to present their 11th Annual International Armoured Vehicles event in 2012. Just a little taste of the sort of exciting content you could be involved in producing and creating at IQPC.
Published April 7, 2013
IQPC is hiring globally!
View our list of latest available jobs here: http://iqpcblog.wordpress.com/latest-jobs/
If you are a talented, self motivated, self starter – you’ll fit right in. Check out our UK office’s winter Olympics!
And contact us at email@example.com if you are interested in working with us!
Published February 12, 2013
IQPC Dubai defeated Tech Talk Lions in the inaugural Desert Premier League organised under the auspices of the Sharjah Cricket Council.
Merwyn Fernandes was man-of-the-match after an unbeaten 30 from only 21 deliveries including six boundaries while Gerard Andrade was 11 not out from nine balls consisting of two boundaries. Merwyn’s EQ team in Dubai also raced to 4th place on the global EQ sales board last week, proving he is handy with bat and the odd inbound enquiry!
Well done team! You can read more on the hallowed sports pages of The Khaleej Times.
Published February 7, 2013
Vanessa Lovatt from the PEX Network and some of our talented marketing team have put together this great video to help sponsors maximise the impact of speaking at IQPC events. It includes a great interview with Rob Hijboom, Global Director - Customer Experience Management at MetrixLab sharing his insight on the power of the customer voice.