The Fall 2020 Recruitment Playbook

Crafting an Effective University Recruitment Strategy Amid Uncertainty


University recruiting looks drastically different than it did last fall – where do we go from here?

To help the university recruitment community navigate this new normal, RippleMatch hosted a two-week virtual summit to discuss the biggest challenges for the fall recruitment season. Between panels, presentations, and small group discussions, around 500 talent acquisition professionals joined the conversation and shared their top concerns and brightest ideas for cultivating the next generation of talent. From these discussions, we created a playbook for the fall recruitment season informed by the biggest concerns and best practices identified throughout the course of our virtual summit.

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What You'll Learn From This Guide 

How to craft a virtual recruitment strategy

Campus recruitment has gone virtual in the wake of COVID-19, and many recruitment teams have always relied on in-person events and interviews. Here's what you'll find in this guide to help craft a strong virtual recruitment strategy:

  • Components of a strong virtual recruitment strategy
  • Top tips for hosting virtual events
  • Virtual event ideas
  • Best practices of sourcing

Creating a positive candidate experience

Creating a positive candidate experience when everything is virtual can be a challenge – but it's still incredibly important. In our guide, we detail how to engage candidates during each of these stages of the hiring process:

  • Pre-application
  • Submitting the application
  • Early interview stage
  • Later-stage interviews
  • Extending the offer
  • After the offer is accepted

How to prioritize diversity and inclusion

The past several months have highlighted the importance of having diverse teams and inclusive systems – in this guide, we're showcasing the top tips from campus teams on how to increase representation and be more inclusive

  • Crafting a thoughtful diversity recruiting strategy for fall
  • Tips for leveraging technology in diversity recruiting
  • Schools to include in diversity recruiting strategies

Download our playbook for a comprehensive look at the top challenges and best practices university teams are adopting this fall.