Five Ways Core Employers Can Maximise Employment

Kathryn Handley
January 11, 2021

We want Handshake to be the absolute best place for every organisation to hire talent in the UK. Last December, we held a webinar specifically for our Core employers to help them understand the unique value that Handshake Core, a completely free service, can bring to their organisations. 

Following on from that webinar, here are five key ways that Core Employers on Handshake can maximise recruiting today! 

1) Draw in candidates by creating an attractive company profile on Handshake. 

You can add a description of your company, your company pitch, a logo and a banner to your company profile to give candidates a real insight into what your organisation is all about.

2)  Connect with Institutions to post vacancies, attend and host events...and more! 

You can request approval from Institutions to post jobs to their students and interact with career services by attending career fairs and even hosting events. By forming a connection with educational institutions, you’ll establish a reputation as an employer with their students and alumni. 

3) Advertise jobs at multiple universities and to a variety of candidates with minimal effort. 

Handshake is the only platform that allows you to post and promote vacancies at your business to students at numerous institutions at the same time. You can also post to the Handshake Open Network, which includes all students on Handshake who are not studying at a partner institution but have signed up for a Handshake account with their .ac.uk address. 

4) Contact students directly to inform them about great opportunities at your organisation! 

As we explain in our webinar, the switch to proactive recruitment has had a powerful impact on what candidates expect from the recruitment process and how businesses engage with future candidates. We’ve made it completely accessible for employers to directly source candidates on the Handshake platform with our search and message students feature. 

5) Use Candidate Hub, our brand new resource available to all core employers on Handshake for free! 

This resource is now LIVE on our UK platform. Candidate Hub helps employers discover great candidates based on their talent preferences with a “Job Matches” feature! As Core Employers, you will also now receive candidate digest emails on a regular basis to highlight new students you might like to connect with.

You can view a recording of our webinar, Making the Most of Handshake for Core Employers, here.