So what exactly is International Recruiters Day?
IRD is an annual event celebrated on the first Thursday in April to recognise and appreciate the efforts of recruiters and talent acquisition professionals worldwide. Founded by Stephen O’Donnell and the NORA Academy Ltd in 2011, the day highlights the important role recruiters play in connecting candidates with suitable job opportunities and helping companies find the right talent to drive their success.
On International Recruiters Day, various events and activities take place, such as panel discussions, workshops, seminars, and webinars focused on recruitment trends, challenges, and innovations. Additionally, some organisations may host fun events or awards ceremonies to honour the outstanding contributions of recruiters in their field. This might be as simple as havn beers and pizza with colleagues, or even coming to work dressed as your favourite recruiter from history. We take our job and responsibilities seriously, but that doesn’t mean we can’t also have some fun.
The day offers an opportunity for recruitment professionals to celebrate their achievements, share best practices, attend networking events or conferences, and highlight the significance of their work in the job market. By acknowledging the critical role of recruiters in matching job seekers with suitable employers, International Recruiters Day contributes to the overall success of businesses worldwide.