Hiring events are critical components in recruiting new talent for any organization to fill thousands opens, particularly in the IT services industry. However, managing these events can be a daunting task, as a number of challenges can arise.
According to recent statistics, in a typical hiring drive in the IT services industry, candidate no-show sessions can be as high as 20-25%, panel no-show sessions can be as high as 7-10%, and overall session drop-off can be as high as 40-50%. These challenges can greatly impact the success of the hiring event and make it difficult for organizations to fill open positions in a timely and efficient manner.
Top challenges faced by organizations in event hiring drives
Challenge 1: No central platform to plan all event aspects
One of the biggest challenges in event hiring drives is the lack of a central platform that can be used to plan and manage all aspects of the event. This can make it difficult to coordinate schedules, communicate with attendees, and track progress. A central platform would allow organizations to easily manage all aspects of the event, including scheduling, logistics, and follow-up, and would help to ensure that all participants are on the same page.
Challenge 2: Hybrid (virtual + in-person) events are inherently more complex
Another challenge that organizations may face is the complexity of hybrid events, which involve both virtual and in-person components. Hybrid events are inherently more complex than traditional in-person events, as they require a different set of tools and logistics. This can make it difficult for organizations to ensure that all attendees have a positive experience and that the event runs smoothly.
Challenge 3: Most tools are not mobile device compatible limiting on the go utility
A third challenge that organizations may face is the lack of mobile compatibility for many of the tools used to manage event hiring drives. This can limit the utility of the tools for attendees who are on the go, making it difficult for them to stay engaged and connected to the event.
Challenge 4: Logistics and follow up are tedious
Finally, managing logistics and follow-up for event hiring drives can be a tedious and time-consuming task. This can include coordinating schedules, communicating with attendees, tracking progress, and following up with candidates after the event. It can be hard to keep track of all of these tasks and make sure that nothing falls through the cracks, which can negatively impact the success of the event.
How to overcome event hiring drive challenges
One solution to these challenges is to use Talview's Volume Hiring Module, which is designed specifically for large-scale hiring events. The platform offers a central hub for planning and managing all aspects of the event, including scheduling, logistics, and follow-up. It also supports mobile compatibility and provides streamlined communication with attendees and candidates. The module also allows multiple interviews, scheduling, tracking candidates progress and streamline communication in one platform which help to overcome the tedious process of logistics and follow-up.
Hiring events are a crucial component in recruiting new talent for organizations, but they also come with their own set of challenges. These challenges, including the lack of a central platform for planning and management, the complexity of hybrid events, and the lack of mobile compatibility for many tools, can make it difficult for organizations to fill open positions in a timely and efficient manner. By using Talview's Volume Hiring Module, organizations can overcome these challenges and ensure that their event hiring drives are successful. This can help to streamline the process and make it easier to identify and engage the best candidates for the open positions.