Recruitment at the Employer Networking Event
Since joining, one of our main areas of focus as a HR function has been recruitment, recruitment and more recruitment!
A huge project that we have been getting our teeth stuck into, trying to understand how we can first of all attract, and secondly retain top talent is a key fundamental in supporting our rapid business growth. We have been exploring various recruitment avenues that we can utilise to increase the awareness of the brand, whilst attracting top talent whom fit with our business values and ethos.
On Wednesday 24th January 2018, we attended the Design and Media Employer Networking Event at Manchester Metropolitan University. This event was very much like speed dating, we were allocated a table where we provided brochures and leaflets to students, showcasing our work and why students should consider firstly, working with interiors, and secondly, working for us.
The event had three objectives:
- Provide a forum for discussion about what the creative industry expects from graduates and the specifics of key sectors.
- Promote any opportunities directly to our students that you may have e.g. work-based learning, internships, placement opportunities.
- Talk to our students about your application and recruitment process.
On behalf of the Design and Media Departments and the Careers Team, I would like to thank you for making time to come to our event yesterday. We really appreciated your support for the event and the advice and tips you passed on to our students. I know several of them particularly enjoyed talking to you both and have some new ideas about where their degree can lead. Carole Lee, Careers Advisor @ MMU
Following this event, on Wednesday 31st January 2018, we attended the Architecture Employer Networking Café at Manchester Metropolitan University.
This event was much more formal, taking with us our marketing materials, and trying to engage with students passing by our stand. It was a great way to meet and talk to Manchester School of Architecture students, as well as students from a number of our creative courses. It provided a forum for discussion about what employers expect from graduates, how students can use the skills and knowledge developed during their degree and the specifics of the sector to which we belong.
Both Employer Networking Events were informative and engaging for both students and employers. We learned that it is important that as a business, we share our knowledge and experience as an exciting, growing SME. Students were in awe of our business and walked away feeling excited about potential opportunities that may arise in the future.
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