Best practices for your campus recruitment strategy


May 22, 2019

Best practices for your campus recruitment strategy

As the job market is really competitive now, recruiters are now ditching age-old hiring methods and turning to newer methods that are more efficient and data-driven. In order to attract the best talent, you need to find ways to engage students. So it’s time for you to up the ante and come up with innovative recruitment strategies to maximize student engagement.  

Needless to say, you can’t expect to achieve your hiring targets without a proper recruitment strategy. So, here are a few ways in which you can build an effective recruitment strategy:

  • Establish campus recruiting goals: Take into account the number of positions that need to be filled in your organization. The first step of a recruitment strategy is to define the exact goal. It is also important to prioritize your staffing needs.
  • Target the right schools: Once you have established your recruitment goals, you need to choose the colleges based on the skill set you are looking for. Take into consideration the academic programs being offered by the institution, accreditation of the institution and competency of the students.
  • Implement an automated recruitment system: Conducting an on-campus recruitment drive isn’t easy. It takes a lot of effort and time to find the right candidates for your organization. An automated recruitment system can help reduce the burden on the hiring managers as it makes the recruitment process more streamlined and minimizes paperwork. It can also shortlist candidates based on the criteria that you enter and schedule subsequent rounds of interviews and notify the candidates about the same thereby making the process more efficient.
  • Engage candidates with a captivating on-campus drive: If you wish to attract the best talent on campus, you need to come up with an alluring campaign. Communication is key when it comes to engaging with students. It can also help build brand awareness. In addition to on-campus engagement activities, try to leverage social media to the maximum as students today are very active on social media platforms.
  • Acquire a proper time slot: Along with selecting the right schools, you also need to put some thought into when you would be arriving at their campuses for recruitment. If you plan on going to renowned schools during the peak placement season, be prepared to face stiff competition from other organizations for a time slot. As a recruiter, you would want to be done with your recruitment process during the start of placement season so as to acquire the best talent.

If you wish to make your campus recruitment drive a successful one, switch to modern recruitment methods. You can turn to Pod.ai for your 2020 campus recruitment drive to make the entire process more streamlined and efficient. For more information, log onto our website https://pod.ai/employers


May 22, 2019

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