Job Boards do not Deliver the Same Results
Ask any hiring manager or recruiter and they’ll all say, you no longer get the same results when you post an ad on Indeed or Zip Recruiter. There are many factors including the great resignation and the shift in the workforce, but it goes beyond that. Many job seekers and employers will use those platforms, but they don’t expect much in return. It seems like a ‘necessary evil’ for both parties, but success stories are few and far between. It’s hard to pinpoint the lack of success from job boards, but we see an overall lack of engagement and follow-through. Either the ATS systems are kicking too many qualified candidates out, or job seekers are not taking the time to customize a resume and cover letter for each application they send in. Whatever the reason, it’s clear the entire hiring landscape has undergone a fundamental shift, away from job boards and towards virtual hiring events, and virtual hiring rooms. These virtual job fairs allow job seekers to meet directly with hiring managers and recruiters, and get real time feedback resulting in faster hires.
Ability to Host Hybrid Events (in-person and online)
As the fundamental shift to virtual hiring events continues to accelerate, we also see the frequency of hybrid events increasing as well. Why wouldn’t you want to be able to host an in-person hiring event, and collect all the data electronically at the same time. That’s what a hybrid event lets you do. Your attendees scan a QR code, and then upload their resume for easy access and follow-up. No more handing out cards and collecting resumes that you have to bring back to your office and scan, instead everything is handled electronically. This means you can print reports at the office with all the stats of the event, how many attended, interviewed, applied and more. Turning in-person events into a wealth of data is now as easy as adding a virtual hiring platform to your event.
24/7 Virtual Hiring Room
The best platforms now offer virtual hiring rooms for 24/7 hiring access. Why wait for a virtual hiring event when you can meet with qualified candidates any time of the day. No need to meet in person, wasting time traveling and incurring additional expenses. Virtual platforms have built in interview schedulers, that allow recruiters to hop into the virtual hiring room whenever it’s most convenient for the job seeker, increasing efficiency and effectiveness.
The most sophisticated of virtual hiring platforms can be used as your complete recruitment tool. They now can host events, interview days, workshops, open houses, training, and more. Gone are the days of using them just for hosting hiring events. Add to it the integration with ATS systems, using an Open API, and all the data is easily transferred and stored in your tracking programs for easy access and follow up.
Analytics and Reporting
When you add a virtual platform you can access a great deal of data that was not previously available. The Premier Virtual platform collects over 58 different data points, resulting in detailed reports containing hyper-detailed information of the entire event, from the day it’s set up, through the follow-up period after the event. (see chart). The reports and easy to access dashboard and integration with ATS is what most users of virtual hiring platforms state as the most powerful feature. It allows successful hiring managers to see everything at a glance, and the ability to drill down to find information that can help with marketing future events, that is so crucial to find the best possible candidate for your company.
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