a girl using computer recruiting graduates in 2023

Innovative Ways of Recruiting Graduates In 2023

Written By Jawad Junejo

Discover groundbreaking methods to attract and onboard top graduates in 2023. Uncover innovative strategies and stay ahead in recruiting graduates, tapping into emerging trends and harnessing the power of technology.

Attracting and retaining graduates is not easy by any means and 2023 will not be any different. There is going to be an immense shortage of talent of up to 85 million people by 2030 due to the hyper-competitive market. Therefore, attracting top-tier graduate candidates will become even more challenging. If these challenges are not dealt with creativity and innovation, then you may end up paying the staggering cost of bad hires.

It becomes essential to figure out unique ways to attract the best talent and that’s what this blog will help you out with. We share with you some of the most innovative and creative ways of recruiting graduates in 2023 to take your recruitment to the next level.

V Fairs or Events for Virtual Engagement

If you want graduates to be your major workforce then approach them in universities. Engaging with universities is essential within graduate space and valuable virtual events like virtual fairs have become vital for this purpose. These fairs are like in-person job fair but hosted online. There are several organizations participated in the V Fair with individual virtual booths.

Instead of occupying any physical space, these fairs enter into a domain that has animated 3D designs, avatars, and the ability to host a large number of people across the world. In order to participate in the event, the candidates simply have to register for the event and they will be given credentials to log in on the day of the event.

The candidate will find himself in the event lobby with the complete list of exhibitors. If the candidate chooses you from the list then he would enter your booth where you can have a virtual meeting with him and provide him every valuable information he needs along with promoting your brand. This is a prototype of what recruitment in Metaverse will be like in the Future.

Social Media Strategies to Attract Graduates

Social Media deserves the most attention when it comes to recruiting graduates in 2023 because the Millennials and GenZ are the most active on Social Media. This isn’t something companies start thinking about only at the time of recruitment, but rather, it should be a part of their overall strategy. This is the reason most of companies have started taking social media as the most influential tool to attract talent.

An effective strategy does not only provide you a connection with the top talent but also it improves brand image. One of the most essential components of your brand image is your link with the candidates. Social media strengthens this link by engaging the candidates through your interesting job posting. Moreover, the cost of social recruiting will always be minimal as compared to traditional hiring.

Utilize Virtual Interviews

The world is shifting towards the virtual realm and organizations can’t afford to take this fact for granted. This will make your organization stand out in the recruitment world. The videos can be used to showcase roles, sell the story of the organization, and build a strong connection with the candidates. Most importantly, virtual interviews for recruiting graduates are one the most sustainable ways to hire graduates in 2023.

Virtual interviews for graduate candidates enhance flexibility not only for the students but also for the recruiters. The studies suggest that students of color, neurodiverse students, and women find virtual interactions with the employer less anxiety-inducing, more accessible, and easier to balance.

Replacing Resumes with Skill Testing

As the number of applicants grows higher, it becomes even more difficult for recruiters to filter through the resumes to hunt the ideal candidates. It required creativity like skill testing. The purpose of resumes is to provide insight into a candidate’s past experience. However, it becomes a lot harder to assess the skills within those previous positions on paper. That’s why resumes become ineffective because they emphasis more on experience rather than skill.

There could be various methods to conduct skill tests like replicating a typical workplace scenario. This might test a fundamental skill of a candidate in a role (through Situational Judgement Test). These tests have turned out to be better predictors of the success of the candidates because you get to know the thought process of the candidate. This allows you to make better hiring decisions.

Enhance the Employee Referral Program

The employee referral program is nothing new but the potential of this strategy remains intact. The referral program is a valuable means to improve your recruiting process. If you are moving toward 2023 without this program then you must include this and if you do have then you can modify it a bit.

It is quite usual practice in the offices with referral programs that they offer small monetary rewards when employees refer new hires. You can change it and offer big rewards, annual prizes, or even vacation days to the employers with the most referrals. This method also saves time for the recruiters because they don’t need to spend time looking for talent elsewhere.

Recruit Graduate Talent as Interns

Engaging with freelancers in the Gig Economy can turn out to be an efficient strategy to recruit top-tier and short-term talent for your business. The innovative recruiters are connecting with freelancer graduates to stay ahead in the market especially after the Great Resignation changed the corporate landscape.

There are many potential benefits to hiring freelancing graduates:

• Fresh perspective:

Freelancing graduates may bring new ideas and approaches to projects, as they are often not as entrenched in the company’s way of doing things.

• Cost savings:

Freelancers generally charge less than full-time employees, which can be a cost-effective option for companies, particularly for short-term or project-based work.

• Flexibility:

Hiring freelancers allows companies to bring in talent as needed, rather than committing to a full-time hire. This can be particularly useful for companies with fluctuating workloads.

• Diverse skill sets:

Freelancing graduates may have a diverse range of skills and experiences that can be beneficial for companies looking to add specific expertise to their teams.

• Independence:

Freelancers are generally self-motivated and able to work independently, which can be an asset for companies looking to outsource certain tasks or projects.

Overall, hiring freelancing graduates can be a good way for companies to bring in fresh talent and expertise on a flexible basis.

Recruiting Graduates through Gamification

There is nothing more effective than attracting Gen Z and Millennials with a process like gamification. Most Gen Z has grown up playing video games therefore, the gamified process plays a vital role in not just providing them a sense of belongingness but also providing companies with employer branding opportunities.

Gamification is a modern technique in recruitment used to compel and engage candidates to achieve some goal, specifically through game elements, theory, or design. In the upcoming global talent shortage, most companies believe that gamification in recruitment can turn out to be the essential differentiator. It can boost your employer branding along with providing an engaging and entertaining candidate experience to the candidate.

Conclusion

Recruiting and hiring have never been as challenging and exciting as they are today. Finding and attracting the top candidates require immense creativity today on the part of the recruiter but that is where the fun begins for you.

As the recruitment market is getting fierce in terms of competition, you as the recruiters must adopt the most innovative ways of recruiting graduates in 2023. Try the abovementioned methods to see which one’s work for you to make your workplace productive and fun.

WANT TO SEE GAMIFICATION IN ACTION?

Are you looking to attract, engage and assess top talent? Now reach out to thousands of candidates - virtually and assess them with online gamified assessments.

Stay Connected

Get more news or tips about HR technology, specifically gamified recruitment
by subscribing to our bi-weekly newsletter.


There’s more to read

  • Building & Maintaining Your Employer Brand on Social Media

    Written By Daniyal Wali

    March 12, 2021

  • PRESS RELEASE: The Talent Games wins 5 prestigious awards in 3 categories...

    Written By admin

    December 7, 2022

  • Data-Driven Talent Acquisition

    Written By Neha Ahmed

    June 22, 2020

  • Attract, Engage and Hire Millennials with Gamified Hiring Platform

    Written By The Talent Games Marketing Team

    November 27, 2020

  • ROI of Gamified Assessments For Recruiters [Infographic]

    Written By The Talent Games Marketing Team

    March 29, 2020

  • How to Make Better Talent Decisions with AI-Driven Predictive Analytics

    Written By Neha Ahmed

    September 9, 2020

  • Tips & Tricks to Ace Your Video Interview

    Written By Neha Ahmed

    April 25, 2021

  • Why Hiring Multiskilled Employees is the Need of the Hour

    Written By Neha Ahmed

    September 20, 2021

  • LEADERSHIP INTERVIEW: HR Digital Today Features The Talent Games

    Written By The Talent Games Marketing Team

    December 13, 2019

  • Measuring Emotional Intelligence in Recruitment

    Written By Neha Ahmed

    February 14, 2021

  • INFOGRAPHIC: How to Raise Your Hiring Game with a Robust Employer Brand

    Written By Daniyal Wali

    May 12, 2022

  • 7 top Reasons to Gamify Work Performance Evaluation

    Written By Jawad Junejo

    February 2, 2024

  • Why Pre-Employment Critical Thinking Tests are So Important

    Written By Daniyal Wali

    September 28, 2021

  • Recruiting during the Pandemic: How to Engage Passive Candidates

    Written By Neha Ahmed

    November 23, 2020

  • Press Release: The Talent Games Winning The “Best Candidate Experience” Award

    Written By The Talent Games Marketing Team

    July 27, 2020

  • Forbes Article: Boosting Your Employer Brand To Fuel Talent Acquisition

    Written By admin

    February 24, 2021

  • INFOGRAPHIC: Neurodiversity in the Workplace

    Written By Neha Ahmed

    March 18, 2023

  • Building the Future Workforce: How Internship Awareness Month Can Help

    Written By Jawad Junejo

    April 18, 2023

  • Neuroscience in Hiring: How to Tap Directly into the Candidate Brain

    Written By Neha Ahmed

    April 12, 2022

  • INFOGRAPHIC: Source, Track, Hire from Home During COVID-19 Crisis

    Written By The Talent Games Marketing Team

    June 30, 2020

  • The Talent Games Shines Bright at HR Vendors of the Year 2023...

    Written By The Talent Games Marketing Team

    December 19, 2023

  • Use of AI to Eliminate Bias from the Recruitment Process

    Written By admin

    November 26, 2019

  • Soft Skills in the Workplace — All You Need to Know

    Written By Daniyal Wali

    April 9, 2021

  • Forbes Article: What To Look For In A Gamified Recruitment Platform

    Written By The Talent Games Marketing Team

    July 3, 2020

  • Black History Month: How to Reduce Racial Bias in Hiring

    Written By The Talent Games Marketing Team

    February 19, 2022

  • Contactless Hiring: The New Normal in Talent Acquisition

    Written By Daniyal Wali

    August 31, 2020

  • INFOGRAPHIC: Unconscious Bias in Recruitment

    Written By The Talent Games Marketing Team

    April 24, 2020

  • News: The Talent Games featured in the Singapore HR Tech Market Map...

    Written By The Talent Games Marketing Team

    April 2, 2020

  • The Talent Games Accepted into ventureLAB’s Accelerate AI Cohort 3

    Written By The Talent Games Marketing Team

    February 9, 2024

  • Recruiting and Hiring in Today’s Ever-Evolving World of Work

    Written By The Talent Games Marketing Team

    June 23, 2022

  • Realistic Job Preview: Giving Candidates Insight into the Role

    Written By The Talent Games Marketing Team

    November 28, 2021

  • The Talent Games to Host a Workshop at the Largest Independent TA...

    Written By The Talent Games Marketing Team

    September 22, 2020

  • How Recruitment Technology Can Keep Your Unconscious Biases Aside

    Written By The Talent Games Marketing Team

    August 7, 2020

  • Nurture Future Leaders for Long Term Success in 2024

    Written By Jawad Junejo

    August 28, 2023

  • Employee Wellbeing: From Burnout to Flourishing in the Modern Workplace

    Written By Jawad Junejo

    July 27, 2023

  • YEAR IN REVIEW: A Glimpse at Milestones achieved in 2022

    Written By The Talent Games Marketing Team

    January 12, 2023

  • Digital Assessment Tools: The Special Sauce for Hiring Millennials

    Written By Neha Ahmed

    April 18, 2020

  • Global Talent Shortage 2023: Recruiters Guide to Attract Top Talent

    Written By Jawad Junejo

    March 6, 2023

  • How to Maximize Hiring Impact with Cognitive Ability Testing

    Written By Jawad Junejo

    September 18, 2023

  • Tech Tiptoes into HR – The Rise of HR Tech

    Written By Neha Ahmed

    February 27, 2020

  • Gamification in Recruiting: Everything You Need to Know

    Written By Daniyal Wali

    April 11, 2020

  • How to Survive the Era of Digital Darwinism with HR Technology

    Written By The Talent Games Marketing Team

    October 20, 2021

  • How to Leverage a Full Spectrum of Talent Assessments

    Written By Daniyal Wali

    August 13, 2020

  • Embracing Equity: Celebrating Women’s Day at the Workplace

    Written By Jawad Junejo

    March 8, 2023

  • Finding the Right Candidate in an Employer-Driven Market

    Written By The Talent Games Marketing Team

    July 24, 2021

  • How Companies Are Nailing Social Media For Recruiting Millennial Talent

    Written By Daniyal Wali

    February 21, 2020

  • Socially Distanced, Virtually Engaged: Recruitment in the Age of COVID-19

    Written By Neha Ahmed

    May 8, 2020

  • Global Diversity Awareness: Impact on Team Collaboration

    Written By Jawad Junejo

    October 16, 2023

  • How Recruitment Marketing Can Transform Your Hiring Process

    Written By The Talent Games Marketing Team

    June 11, 2021

  • 7 Benefits of Gamified Hiring for Candidates in 2024 and Beyond

    Written By Jawad Junejo

    August 8, 2023

  • How to Use Gamified Assessments as a Candidate Screening Tool

    Written By admin

    November 27, 2019

  • News: The Talent Games gets featured in the Singapore HR Tech Market...

    Written By The Talent Games Marketing Team

    May 22, 2021

  • Ultimate Candidate Experience Checklist For Recruiters

    Written By The Talent Games Marketing Team

    October 26, 2020

  • How to Create More Successful Entry-Level Hiring with Gamification

    Written By The Talent Games Marketing Team

    April 22, 2022

  • Psychometric Assessments: An Innovative Hiring Tool for 2024

    Written By Jawad Junejo

    April 3, 2023

  • Press Release: The Talent Games Embarks on Cloud Journey with SAP

    Written By The Talent Games Marketing Team

    October 14, 2021

  • Labor Day Reflections: HR Initiatives for a Positive Workplace Culture

    Written By Jawad Junejo

    September 4, 2023

  • Why Ghosting Job Candidates Damages Your Employer Brand

    Written By The Talent Games Marketing Team

    April 16, 2021

  • Combating the She-Cession: How to Attract and Hire More Women

    Written By Neha Ahmed

    July 9, 2021

  • C-Factor Gamified Assessment Platform

    Written By Daniyal Wali

    June 12, 2020

  • Surviving the Great Resignation: How Gamified Assessments Can Help Attract Top Talent

    Written By The Talent Games Marketing Team

    November 12, 2021

  • Does ‘Culture Fit’ Perpetuate Bias in Hiring?

    Written By Daniyal Wali

    November 11, 2020

  • Top HR Trends That Will Rule 2021 And Beyond

    Written By Neha Ahmed

    January 28, 2021

  • The Talent Games’ Gamified Assessments Now Available on SAP® Store

    Written By The Talent Games Marketing Team

    March 3, 2023

  • HIRING CANDIDATES USING HR TECHNOLOGY INCREASES ROI – SURVEY REPORT 2019

    Written By admin

    November 25, 2019

  • Hiring Gen Z? Here’s What You Need to Keep in Mind

    Written By Daniyal Wali

    June 2, 2021

  • INFOGRAPHIC: Evolving Your Campus Recruitment with Gamified Assessments

    Written By The Talent Games Marketing Team

    November 20, 2021

  • Millennial Recruitment: Use of Gamified Assessments [Infographic]

    Written By The Talent Games Marketing Team

    November 12, 2019

  • 8 Effective Tips For Reducing Recruitment Cost

    Written By Jawad Junejo

    February 6, 2023

  • Situational Judgement Tests 2024: Most Strategic Hiring Approach

    Written By Jawad Junejo

    September 5, 2023

  • Why Gender Diversity in the Workplace Is Important

    Written By Neha Ahmed

    October 29, 2020

  • Candidate Experience: Everything You Need To Know

    Written By Neha Ahmed

    June 6, 2020

  • 2020 Year-In-Review – Our Milestones & Accomplishments

    Written By Daniyal Wali

    February 17, 2021

  • Campus Recruiting with Online Gamified Talent Assessments

    Written By The Talent Games Marketing Team

    April 4, 2020

  • Why a Mobile-First Recruitment Strategy is Critical for Hiring Millennials

    Written By Daniyal Wali

    May 18, 2020

  • Press Release: Paul Keijzer – CEO of The Talent Games accepted into...

    Written By The Talent Games Marketing Team

    April 20, 2020

  • 2022 HR Trends: What to Watch Out for

    Written By The Talent Games Marketing Team

    December 31, 2021

  • How to Use AI for Bulk Recruitment

    Written By Daniyal Wali

    October 1, 2020

  • How Cognitive Ability Tests Can Help You Accurately Predict Job Performance

    Written By The Talent Games Marketing Team

    September 3, 2021

  • Podcast: Paul Keijzer talks about gamified assessments on The Adrian Tan Show

    Written By The Talent Games Marketing Team

    February 10, 2022

  • Diversity Hiring: How to Build Your Company’s Diverse Talent Pipeline

    Written By Daniyal Wali

    July 11, 2020

  • Recruitment Technology Roadmap: Picking the Right Tool

    Written By Daniyal Wali

    March 19, 2022

  • Year-in-Review 2023: Our Milestones & Achievements

    Written By The Talent Games Marketing Team

    January 17, 2024

  • Why Gamified Assessments Can Be Your Best Employer Branding Weapon in 2022

    Written By Daniyal Wali

    January 14, 2022

  • Assessing Problem-Solving Skills in Your Potential Hires

    Written By Neha Ahmed

    January 22, 2022

  • Full Cycle Recruiting: The Modern Recruiter’s Guide

    Written By Daniyal Wali

    October 31, 2021

  • The Staggering Cost of a Bad Hire (And How to Avoid It)

    Written By Daniyal Wali

    June 28, 2021

  • Recruitment in Metaverse — Necessity, not an option

    Written By Jawad Junejo

    January 6, 2023

  • 11 Dumbest Mistakes Candidates Make During Online Assessments

    Written By The Talent Games Marketing Team

    March 6, 2020

  • Top 6 Skills Employers Look for in Fresh Graduates

    Written By Daniyal Wali

    August 21, 2021

  • How To Prevent Cheating In Online Assessments

    Written By Neha Ahmed

    July 24, 2020

  • Why Creating a Great Recruiter Experience Matters

    Written By The Talent Games Marketing Team

    August 7, 2021

  • Using ChatGPT for Recruitment and Insights from HR Experts

    Written By Jawad Junejo

    February 10, 2023

  • Pre-Employment Testing & Screening Assessments: A Comprehensive Guide

    Written By Daniyal Wali

    March 13, 2020

  • How to Give Graduate Recruitment a New Spin with Gamification

    Written By The Talent Games Marketing Team

    March 24, 2022

  • Building Your Millennial Employer Brand with Gamified Assessments

    Written By The Talent Games Marketing Team

    November 28, 2019

  • Case Study Interviews – How to Crack the Code

    Written By Neha Ahmed

    June 2, 2022

  • Digitizing the Recruitment Process amid COVID-19 Outbreak

    Written By Neha Ahmed

    March 18, 2020

  • 10 Ways Recruitment Games Can Improve Your Candidate Experience

    Written By Daniyal Wali

    November 29, 2019

  • How Gamified Assessments Help Facilitate Hiring of Differently-Abled Employees

    Written By Neha Ahmed

    December 9, 2021

  • Top HR Tech Trends 2024 to take your Recruitment to Next Level

    Written By Daniyal Wali

    January 1, 2023

  • Celebrating Women’s Day at Workplace

    Written By Neha Ahmed

    March 4, 2022

  • Forbes: How Gamification Can Enhance Your Candidate Experience

    Written By The Talent Games Marketing Team

    May 29, 2020

Leave a Reply

avatar
  Subscribe  
Notify of