Why Offline Events Are Still Valuable For Attracting Tech Talent

By May 21, 2018For Companies

Technology has completely revolutionised the hiring process. Applicant tracking systems, video interviews, employee reviews and one-click mobile applications are just some of the ways that the industry has been revamped in the last number of years.

At Jobbio, we pride ourselves in being at the forefront of these technologies. We know that if companies want to attract the very best tech talent then they need to be able to communicate and interact with them in new and innovative ways.

We also know that sometimes, there is no substitute for looking a potential employee in the eye and hearing first hand about their experience.

As the highly anticipated Jobbio x Startup Open House event in London approaches, we decided to look at why offline events are still valuable in attracting tech talent, even in 2018.

It’s refreshing

At a time when driverless cars and virtual assistants are quickly becoming the norm, it seems like we are moving further and further away from daily human interactions. We are so used to receiving stale emails and LinkedIn requests that we are actually taken aback when someone makes the effort to reach out to us in person.

Offline events give you the chance to challenge the norm. You will be able to actually talk to candidates, get to know who they are and make a lasting impression. Make the extra effort and reap the results later.

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Find out more about Startup Open House here.

Attract passive talent

Not everyone is actively looking for a job. Offline events give you the chance to reach out to passive candidates. Through networking, you will reach a broad range of different people who you may be able to refer to a current or future role. It’s a great way to grow your talent pool and get people interested in your brand.

It builds brand recognition

Events are a fantastic way to market your company and promote your culture. While it’s easy to scroll past a company profile online, you’re less likely to forget the friendly HR Manager who took the time to talk to you at a crowded function.

This is your chance to talk about your company values, the perks of working there and how great your staff is. Go on, show off a little.

Build connections fast

At Jobbio x Startup Open House you will be able to gain access to a large number of candidates in a one-stop environment. Think about it. In just a few hours you can meet dozens of potential hires in a friendly and informal setting.

Cut through the formalities and really get to know candidates. Think of the event as an initial screening. Later, you will be able to reach out to them on Jobbio to offer first-round interviews based on those interactions. It’s the perfect opportunity to cut to the chase.

Do you want to attend London’s best startup event? Find out more here.


Author Alice Murray

Alice Murray is a Content Creator at Jobbio with a passion for Employer Branding and Graduate Culture. She's a keen traveller and a self-proclaimed lazy runner.

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