The coronavirus pandemic has forced many organizations to transition to virtual hiring events to recruit new talent. If you’re looking to host a virtual hiring event, there are a few steps you’ll need to take to ensure a successful event.
1) Define Your Virtual Hiring Event Goals
Before you get started, it’s important to define your goals for the virtual hiring event. This will guide the rest of your event planning and ensure that you have clearly defined objectives for the event. Are you looking to use virtual hiring events for top-of-the-funnel engagement with prospective candidates. Or do you want to take it further and conduct video interviews with candidates during the event?
2) Choose the Right Platform
Once you have your goals defined, you’ll need to decide which platform you’ll use for your virtual hiring event. There are a number of options available, including Communique’s virtual job fair platform. Most platforms have basic features such as text chat and live presentations. Look for other features such as customizable virtual venues (showcase your brand), booths with chat and links to job listings, meeting scheduling, in-depth analytics, and other engagement features.
Finally, responsive customer support and an easy-to-use interface are crucial.
3) Invite Participants
Once you’ve chosen a platform, you’ll need to advertise the event. You can send email invitations, advertise the event on job boards, or use social media to spread the word. Your advertising plan will also depend on if your sourcing candidates in a specific location or if the job can be conducted remotely.
4) Prepare and Schedule the virtual event
You’ll need to create an agenda for the event, so your participants know what to expect. You’ll also need to decide which activities you’ll include and how much time you’ll allot for each.
5) Promote the Event
Once you have your agenda set, it’s time to promote the event. You can use email, social media, and job boards to get the word out.
6) Host the Virtual Event
On the day of the event, make sure you have all of your content is loaded throughout the rooms and booths. You’ll also need to make sure that everyone is able to access the platform and that all of the technical aspects are functioning properly. Use broadcast messages to make announcements and let attendees know what is happening.
7) Post Event
After the event, be sure to follow up with your candidates. This is a great way to show that you value their time and feedback.
Also, pull reports to find out the number of registrants vs. attendees, popular booths, content, etc.
Hosting a virtual hiring event is a great way to recruit new talent. By following these steps, you’ll be well on your way to a successful event.
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