Recruitment Events: Creative Ways to Host Your Hiring Event and Engage Your Candidates
Jul 29, 2022 9:15:00 AM
Let’s face it. The recruiting process is often a time-consuming experience. To increase the chances of hiring more right-fit candidates who want to work for your company, you can organize a recruitment event. The question is: what type of job recruitment event should you host? Job fairs aren’t your only option, and some formats are better at meeting certain business goals than others. Read on to find out:
The pros and cons of each type of hiring event
How to plan a recruiting event
Pitfalls to avoid when hosting recruiting events
When to use recruiting events in the hiring process
How you can maximize your recruiting event ROI with hybrid events or virtual events
Most people, at some point, find themselves in the middle of a job recruitment process. And regardless of whether you’re a candidate browsing through job descriptions or an employer looking for the perfect candidate fit – the experience can be exhausting.
But it doesn’t have to be this way. Virtual event solutions help you streamline recruitment and fill your open positions with more qualified candidates. And the right virtual event platform will significantly increase your chances of identifying dream candidates while building your employer brand.
The choice is yours, and your virtual event format should align with your recruiting goals. Follow these steps to achieve success.
One of the most traditional options is to host an open house recruitment event. This is exactly like it sounds. For a couple of hours or days you open your office and invite candidates to visit and learn more about your company, your employees, and your open positions. What’s the benefit of this method? Candidates get the experience of a physical open house without the travel. It’s one less barrier to getting candidates into your hiring pipeline. Your virtual open house can include:
There are multiple steps you can take to ensure your virtual open house is a success. Consider:
If you’re looking for young, ambitious candidates, recruiting at colleges and universities can deliver the best results.
Most colleges and universities hold virtual campus career fairs and recruiting events that enable employers to show off their brand and interact with students, without requiring the students to travel. Ideas for successfully leveraging a virtual campus recruiting event include:
A virtual networking event is another great way to meet potential candidates.
Without physical boundaries, virtual networking events will allow you to invite a large number of guests and are a useful way to kick-start relationships with potential candidates, introduce your products and services, and present your company as an employer of choice. Here are some ideas for creating a memorable virtual networking event:
What is the best way to select top talent among a sea of well-qualified candidates? Let them show off their skills in real-time challenges.
Organizing friendly contests works great either as a standalone virtual event or as an additional attraction during other hiring events.
A great example of how to incorporate elements of competition into the talent recruitment process is Spotify. While looking for new programmers, the company decided to organize a hackathon, where attendees could demonstrate their skills. In addition, to attract a more diverse pool of candidates, they iterated on their hackathon concept and organized a DiversiFIGHT hackathon, where half of the participants were women. Not only did Spotify manage to fill its recruiting pipeline, but the event was also great for its employer brand.
Here are some ideas to create virtual competitions for hiring:
We hope we’ve piqued your curiosity about virtual events and shown you just how effective they can be as recruitment tools. Learn more and request a virtual event platform demo.