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How Does a Job Fair Benefit Companies? by Gregory Hamel, Demand Media
One of the biggest challenges that small businesses face is attracting skilled workers who can help the business achieve its goals. It can be difficult for small, unknown companies to attract applications from qualified candidates. Job fairs are a common recruitment channel that present several potential benefits to the companies that attend them.
Access to Qualified Candidates
One of the benefits of participating in job fairs is that they give companies access to large pools of qualified candidates. For instance, many colleges and universities hold career fairs for their students. The events give employers the chance to recruit employees who are educated in specific subject areas. Job fairs can increase the number of resumes and applications companies receive from candidates who are actually qualified for the positions they need to fill.
Saving Time and Money
Businesses normally have to attract job candidates on their own by posting on job boards or company websites, and through other forms of advertisement. A job fair allows companies to connect with a large pool of potential employees without having to advertise. While companies may have to pay a fee to participate in a job fair, they can save time and money by allowing recruiters to zero in on exceptional candidates quickly, rather than using the scatter-shot approach of general advertising.
Meeting in Person
Another benefit of recruiting at job fairs is that it allows recruiters to meet potential candidates in person from the very beginning, which can cut down time wasted lining up interviews for unqualified candidates. A career fair acts as a way for a company to conduct dozens of short, informal interviews over the course of a few hours. Face-to face meeting time lets recruiters put a human face on resumes and give extra attention to strong candidates.
Connecting With Young Workers
Many school-hosted career fairs are held during the school year to give students the opportunity to connect with employers long before graduation. This also gives companies the opportunity to connect with young workers early on, before the best candidates go out into the broader job market and accept jobs. Career fairs also give companies the opportunity to hire college freshmen, sophomores and juniors as summer interns, forming relationships that may result in long-term employment in the future.