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E-recruitment congress ‘the applicant’s journey’ inviting top notch keynote speakers to Gent

On Friday June 7th, House of HR is organizing an international congress on E-recruitment. A multitude of international keynote speakers – one of them Kevin Mitnick, the world’s most notorious hacker – will give views and opinions on the digital future of recruiting. From the launch of ‘Google for Jobs’ to market automation and chatbots doing application interviews: the event is set to be a breakthrough for HR-professionals.

All HR-professional active in the field of recruiting, will be in Ghent on June 7th, at the E-recruitment Congress ‘the applicant’s journey’, organized by House of HR (one of the leading HR-service providers in Europe). It is due time to share insights on the matter, as the shortage on the labor market has never been bigger than today.

In this candidate-driven HR-landscape, going digital is a prerequisite to find and match candidates and profiles in a fast, flexible and efficient way. To do so, both employers and candidates get their hands on more and more tools to find the ideal match. Think of mobile apps, network platforms, search engines, … Printed application letters belong to history. The future of recruiting is digital, more than ever.

The congress will cover topics such as: 

  • The impact of Artificial Intelligence on recruiting
  • The launch of ‘Google for Jobs’
  • Chatbot application interviews
  • Masterclasses about hyperpersonalization, search engines and recruiting, HR market automation, …

Some of the keynote speakers:

  • Joel Cheesman, founder Ratedly, USA
  • Edward Boute, head of Google Cloud Belux
  • Jori Besteman, senior marketing manager Benelux Indeed
  • Calin Stefanescu, co-founder Happy Recruiter (chatbot Dora), Romania

One of the most appealing speakers is Kevin Mitnick, the biggest and most notorious hacker and cybercriminal ever. The American spent five years in prison, after having hacked some of the best secured computer systems in the world (such as the Pentagon and Compaq). Today, he is a bestselling author and speaker advising Top-500 companies on their cybersecurity policy. His speech will be packed with live demonstrations of his technical knowledge. His goal? Raise awareness about cybersecurity. 

Read all details about the congress on

E-recruitment Congress ‘the applicant’s journey’, Friday June 7th, 8u30-17u30, ICC Gent, Van Rysselberghdreef 2, 9000 Gent.

About House of HR

House of HR is a holding company consisting of 9 HR-companies and 34 brands, all active in specialist staffing, general staffing, engineering and consulting. They have 500 offices in 10 countries, with headquarters in Roeselare, Belgium. The non-consolidated turnover in 2018 was 1,7 billion euros. More info on

Notes to the media

You want to visit the E-recruitment Congress? Leave your name and medium at aart [at], and we will take care of your registration.

You want to interview one of the keynote speakers (except Mitnick)? Mail your preferences to aart [at] and we will set up a one-to-one interview.

You want to interview Rika Coppens (CEO House of HR), Lieven Van Nieuwenhuyze (CMO House of HR) or Wilbert Ingels (CIO House of HR)? Get in touch with aart [at]

During the congress, you get access to the press corner, where you can blog, read, write, go through the press kit, …