Getting that perfect-fit new hire can make a world of difference for your organization. It can help take your team to the next level too. Right now, 69% of corporations are working hard to recruit top talent. That means you may have some competition when it comes to hiring your next great employee. We offer ideas on how to use recruitment giveaways to help make the entire process seamless.
Ideas on how to use recruiting swag
- Snag attention at career fairs
- Zero in on best fits
- Impress interviewees
- Welcome new hires
1. Snag attention at career fairs
Grab attention and stand out from the competition with career fair giveaways. This Mini Memory Game provides a quick brain refresh after a long day of networking. Tasty treats are always a hit at events. Hand out small bags of trail mix to each candidate who stops by your booth. With a healthy mix of fruit, nuts and seeds, people are sure to remember the brand that fueled their energy.
A Natural Wood Grain Wireless Charger is a stylish and practical gift they can use right there at the career fair. Candidates will appreciate the ease and convenience of being able to charge their phone while visiting your booth. Set up several chargers at your table and raffle them off to applicants at the end of the day. A clear water bottle with flip straw will be a refreshing sight at your booth. Visitors are sure to be thankful for such a useful recruitment gift as they’re scouting out the best companies.
2. Zero in on best fits
Your company may get a flood of applicants vying for the same position. Find out which candidates pay attention to detail and follow instructions by using these recruiting ideas:
- Mention a certain word for the candidate to include on their application. Give a bright zoom flashlight or Full-Color Desktop Organizer to each one who includes the word on their application.
- Send a prescreen survey to all applicants. Those who pass the test get a Magnetic Sand Timer or an Air Plant.
These ideas do more than help you narrow down your pool of applicants—they’re also a fun way to get applicants engaged in the interview process.
3. Impress interviewees
When candidates enter the interview, greet them with hot tea or coffee served in an attractive ceramic coffee mug. With a handcrafted look, candidates are sure to feel welcome. Provide a car coaster—and then send it with the applicant as a surprise gift. The perfect size to fit inside their vehicle’s cup holder, this coaster adds a personalized touch and helps protect surfaces from sticky messes.
Leave a lasting impression when you send recruits on their way with a Festival Tote or Banter Tote. Perfect for everything from conventions to grocery shopping, these totes are a handy reminder of your brand. Stuff the totes with any materials that would help candidates keep your company top of mind—a perfect way to “bag” your next employee.
4. Welcome new hires
Once a candidate has accepted your offer, provide a warm welcome with a swag bag full of gifts. A branded T-shirt helps new hires feel like they’re part of the team inside and outside of work. A lunch cooler is a functional gift they can use every day. A shimmer stylus metal pen will come in handy at their desk or on the go. Pack everything in a laptop briefcase bag. Their new bag will provide a long-lasting reminder of what a great company they joined.
Create a seamless recruitment process with recruitment giveaways
With ideas like using recruitment giveaways to snag attention at career fairs and make a big impression on interviewees, a seamless recruitment process is close at hand. Happy hiring!