Event Marketing: A Timeline For Success

Topics: hiring events, open house for recruiting, recruitment strategies

Posted by Sean Bain on May 10, 2018 9:00:00 AM

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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?

Who
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.

Why
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).

What
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:

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Boomerang business is booming: why you should embrace the trend

Topics: recruitment marketing, recruitment strategies, boomerang recruiting

Posted by Lisa B. Radloff on Feb 9, 2017 9:00:00 AM

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Just two months in, and the 2017 labor economy is already presenting a unique challenge to both employers and recruiters:

  •  The U.S. unemployment rate is at its lowest in eight years.
  • Over 3 million workers left their jobs by choice—the highest level recorded since 2006.
  • The number of job openings nationwide is approaching 6 million—the highest number recorded since 2000, the year the statistic was first tracked by the Bureau of Labor Statistics.
  • The average cost per hire has risen to over $4,000.
  • Essential roles that need to be filled immediately are remaining vacant for more than a month.

If only there were a candidate who already knows your business and could hit the ground running. Fortunately, there is. Enter the new age of the boomerang employee.

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The Challenges of Multi-location Recruiting: A “Quick Chat” with William Poynter of HealthSouth

Topics: talent pipeline, candidate experience, location recruiting, recruitment strategies

Posted by Nancy Caputo on Aug 25, 2016 9:00:00 AM

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HealthSouth is one of the nation’s largest providers of post-acute healthcare, offering both facility- and home-based post-acute services in 34 states and Puerto Rico through its network of inpatient rehabilitation hospitals, home health agencies and hospices.   

If anyone has firsthand experience recruiting for multiple locations, it would certainly be William Poynter, vice president of talent acquisition for HealthSouth Corporation. William began working for HealthSouth in 2009 in the role of director of talent acquisition. His recruitment experience dates back to 1990, and he has specialized in healthcare recruiting for 12 years.

What are your overall recruitment challenges?

Our recruitment objectives vary, but healthcare recruiting, in general, is challenging. The most demanding aspect is recruiting the volume of healthcare professionals in nursing and therapy. We use all tools available to us to reach that population.

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When old school works: traditional media and its role in recruitment

Topics: recruitment marketing, traditional media, recruitment strategies

Posted by Chris Bacon on Jul 14, 2016 9:00:00 AM

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Although online media tends to dominate the recruitment landscape today, there are situations where conventional media, such as print, direct mail and radio, are viable, effective options. These channels can also serve as a conduit to your digital media and online presence – all designed to drive candidates to take specific action. Here are a few examples of traditional media, and why they still work:

Print is not dead.

Print media is an effective option for organizations with a small number of job openings, as well as those looking to launch a massive hiring initiative (for example, a new Call Center needing to hire hundreds of people). Some audiences still prefer print. Candidates for some job types (manufacturing, service industries) may be more easily reached through local newspapers. And some hard-to-reach candidates (scientific disciplines) may read industry-specific journals.

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