What if we are not able to hold the event on March 13th due to Covid-19 concerns or restrictions?
The 2020 event was canceled just weeks before the event, so there was no time to develop a backup option. We have been working on a plan that will still achieve the Hiring Event goal of exposing your business to a diverse, qualified, candidate pool even if the face-to-face event is canceled.
For the 2021 event, we are greatly expanding your company presence and information on the HiringEventMI.com website. Each business will get its logo, a description of their business, contact information, and a list of potential job openings. This is an opportunity for job seekers to learn about your company and what you have to offer.
Additionally, we are pleased to offer an appointment setting option on the website. If a job seeker would like to talk to you further about a position, they will be able to choose a time to meet with you virtually on a platform like Zoom on Monday, March 15th. This will greatly increase your opportunity to meet with people who may be located far away or are not comfortable going to a public outing. Or to talk further to someone who may have stopped by your booth during the event. This feature has been added for all participating businesses at no extra charge.
We have always done extensive advertising to encourage attendance at this event. We use a variety of platforms including newspapers, radio, social media, and email. If we have to cancel the face-to-face event, we are committing to thousands of dollars in additional marketing to direct people to the HiringEventMI.com website to learn more about your business and potentially sign up for a virtual interview. If you purchase a booth, we can guarantee you that you will receive many times that cost in marketing value.
2020 has been an extremely challenging year for businesses. Now, more than ever, we need to work together to get quality employees hired. We are asking you to partner with us for the 2021 Hiring Event regardless of what format it ends up taking. We are committed to doing whatever it takes to make sure your business is highly visible and professionally represented to potential employees.