Four former college and university recruiters launched CF+ in 2012 based on the shared certainty proprietary software could enhance employer and job seeker interactions during in-person recruiting events.
More than nine years later, millions of applicants have connected with tens of thousands of employers during dozens of different types of recruiting programs.
Before the unanticipated and abrupt shift to online recruiting in 2020, in-person career fairs welcomed employers and candidates, each group ready to shake hands and share basic information. And now these attendees want to bring valuable tech-driven features from virtual events like resume previews, company profile searches, and reserved 1:1 or group meetings to their on-site recruiting.
Integrating these typically virtual opportunities into in-person events is easier than you think, especially when you partner with Career Fair Plus.
Let’s start by answering four questions to re-energize in-person recruiting
Sometimes referred to as a digital recruiting event or offering a companion app, a technology-enhanced program optimizes software features to improve the in-person experience. A well-designed, robust recruiting event app (hint: try the CF+ app!) is user-friendly, easy to set up, and includes:
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CF+ virtual Resume Drop improves resume collection, eliminates overstuffed manilla envelopes, and prevents lost cover sheets. The CF+ app also centralizes note-taking and ranking candidates, accelerating the hiring process.
A companion app for an in-person recruiting event lets employers showcase their organization in advance. Company videos and messaging typically increases intentional booth traffic, which as a bonus, might simultaneously reduce “swag-only” visits.
With Resume Drop, candidates can update and distribute their resumes to preferred companies in real-time. They can tailor the elevator pitch to match employers’ profile messages and job openings, leading to more productive face-to-face conversations.
Check-in & Analytics creates more meaningful candidate-employer engagement and collects richer data to report ROI. Candidates scan your event-specific code on arrival and unique codes at employers’ booths.
The random, stand-in-line meetings of in-person career fairs are predictably less appealing to candidates and employers who’ve enjoyed pre-scheduled on-line meetings CF+ event hosts can offer Meetings, enabling candidates to reserve meeting times on recruiters’ 1-on-1 or group session schedules.
A platform that includes an interactive map helps job seekers pre-plan their event day, “favorite” their priority employers, and find the best route to arrive at scheduled meetings on time.
Additionally, today’s job seekers evaluate positions on far more than title, salary, and benefits. They’re looking at a completely different type of benefit: how they feel about an employer’s brand and culture. An effective and attractive company profile should answer these common jobseeker questions:
Current job seekers also prioritize environmental, social, and governance (ESG) sustainability goals over job status or paid vacation days. So, encourage employers to address these potential deal breakers in their company profiles to maximize in-person recruiting opportunities.
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Augmenting an in-person event with a feature-rich companion app gives employers and job seekers more information. A well-planned day clarifies expectations which often creates more relaxed and engaging conversations.
The key tasks are very similar, made easier with time-saving automation, customizable schedules, multiple meeting formats, and a bunch of easy-going, happy people at CF+ ready to help!
Five to six months is usually enough time to accomplish the following:
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We work as hard as our customers do to deliver productive, rewarding, and cost-efficient recruiting events. Career Fair+ is uniquely positioned to help you host rewarding in-person, virtual, and hybrid career fairs.
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