There are many components to consider when launching a successful recruitment event, and it’s easy to feel overwhelmed by all the details. That’s why you need a solid, properly executed plan in place well in advance of your event—and a team of experts to help ensure your success throughout the process. So, where do you start? What are key factors to consider at varying stages of your recruitment event?
The first step is to identify your audience. The event should be geared toward the needs and interests of that particular target candidate. Are you a regional healthcare provider seeking RNs in a particular specialty? A national restaurant needing to hire for all positions? Each audience requires its own unique approach and will help determine event details.
Also think about why you are holding this event. Do you have numerous openings within just one role to fill due to an expansion? Are you staffing up for multiple different jobs at a brand new location? Are you trying to attract experienced hires due to retirements? The “why” can help you determine the right type of event and solidify the details of what will take place during the event (tours, speakers, interviews).
The next step involves determining what type of event you will hold (informational, job fair, meet & greet, virtual career fair, etc.) and establishing your budget, which will dictate the most effective tactics in promoting and hosting your event. Key points to consider: