Handshake Talent Engagement Suite

Handshake Talent Engagement Suite

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Handshake Talent Engagement Suite

Overview

What is Handshake Talent Engagement Suite?

Handshake Talent Engagement Suite (TES) helps employers source, engage, manage, and build their brand with early talent at scale. Tell an impactful story and build a strong employer brand using rich media, candidate reviews, employee testimonials, and more.
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Recent Reviews

Handshake Review 2022

10 out of 10
December 28, 2022
My team uses Handshake to source candidates and to promote events and jobs. We use Handshake on a daily basis to fill roles in our early …
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Wast of Time

1 out of 10
March 07, 2022
The only resumes Handshake has matched with our company are not even close to meeting our educational requirements, or they are 2 or more …
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How Handshake Talent Engagement Suite Differs From Its Competitors

Handshake Network Reach

Handshake has had a tremendous impact in helping us source talent because of their key partnerships and access to the talent we are searching for. We want to be where the talent is and Handshakes allows us to be front and centre.
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Handshake Network Reach

Our company had a steady flow of applicants for the majority of our intern & new graduate positions. However, our company continues to grow which means we are needing more and more people, as well hires in new roles that we may have never recruiter for. Handshake has made it possible for us to …
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Handshake Talent Diversity

Handshake has made it possible for us to connect with HBCU's and MSI's that we have never gone to before. We can not only search students that are affiliated with certain groups, but we can also message them and invite them to our events. We attend a few national diversity conferences each year …
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Handshake Network Reach

As a highly decentralized organization, each team, group and/or facility recruits on their own. Everyone has individual goals and team focuses, so, as the company's center of excellence, we work to bring resources and tools like Handshake to these teams. From 1:1 training and workshop …
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Handshake Talent Diversity

We have seen a big increase in reaching diverse student populations since increasing the use of campaigns. Our campaigns are typically general outreach to promote upcoming on-campus events that we will be participating in, personally inviting students to stop by and meet us. After seeing our …
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Handshake Network Reach

It has made a great impact. Our campaigns are achieving great stats. We will be measuring the effectiveness with a Universum survey to see if we increased brand awareness over the student audience.
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Handshake Talent Diversity

We have used Handshake for diversity recruiting events such as SWE, SHPE and NSBE. We are unsure what the return is as this initiative was only started in the Fall.
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Handshake Network Reach

It has been a game-changer! When students see our brand, they typically only think that we offer agriculture roles, when we offer so much more. We were able to reach talent from a variety of backgrounds and experiences to help us fill our finance, supply chain, data science, etc. internships. If …
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Handshake Network Reach

Handshake has been instrumental in visibility to roles and learning of our culture and opportunities through the lens of early in career spotlights.
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Handshake Network Reach

Handshake Talent Engagement Suite has been essential in reaching, attracting, sourcing, and engaging with new talent at scale as I work on a team of 2, and we simply do not have the resources to be making thousands of individual calls/emails. Handshake Talent Engagement Suite makes it easy to …
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Handshake Talent Diversity

There have been multiple times when One of our full-time recruiters have had difficulty with diverse candidate pools. Handshake Talent Engagement Suite has given us a near surefire way to find diverse candidates for roles that rarely see diverse candidates actively seeking to apply. All the …
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Handshake Network Reach

Handshake has helped my team and I reach more candidates than we would through normal channels. Campaigns are a major help in sourcing candidates as we can send our job postings to qualified candidates who meet all criteria for the role. We really appreciate all the help and support that Handshake …
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Handshake Talent Diversity

Handshake has helped my team reach diverse students. Fiserv is focused on hiring women in tech and military candidates, so we always try to source these groups in Handshake. I have created segments so that we can reach out to these groups and send campaigns. Indeed, Handshake has helped us reach …
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What is Handshake Talent Engagement Suite?

Handshake Talent Engagement Suite (TES) helps employers source, engage, manage, and build their brand with early talent at scale. Tell an impactful story and build a strong employer brand using rich media, candidate reviews, employee testimonials, and more.

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  • No setup fee

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  • Free Trial
  • Free/Freemium Version
  • Premium Consulting / Integration Services

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This Entrepreneur Made A Job Site That College Students Are Using Instead Of LinkedIn | Forbes
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Product Details

What is Handshake Talent Engagement Suite?

Handshake Talent Engagement Suite (TES) helps employers source, engage, manage, and build their brand with early talent at scale. Use 20+ criteria to target candidates that meet role preferences. Send unlimited customized messages in bulk to target populations. Tell a story and build a strong employer brand using rich media, candidate reviews, and employee testimonials. The Talent Engagement Suite can be enhanced with the following modules:

  1. Event Manager:
    Handshake Event Manager helps employers schedule, fill, host events, and connect with early talent. Create and host unlimited group events and 1:1 video chats using Handshake video or a different video platform. Manage scheduling, track RSVPs, and create targeted follow-ups based on candidate actions.

  2. Expert Assist:
    Handshake Expert Assist extends the impact of the recruiting team by partnering with Handshake's team of experts. Lean on experts to source more relevant candidates, design campaigns, and train up teams to get the most out of Handshake.

  3. Insights:
    Handshake Insights uses proprietary Handshake data across students, employers, and academic institutions to help hiring teams spotlight specific areas to more effectively recruit and hire on Handshake. Designed using consistent customer feedback, the Insights module includes detailed talent intelligence reports that supercharge recruitment planning with actionable analysis. Leverage job seeker trends, benchmarking analysis, and performance data across the recruiting funnel to improve brand resonance, increase quality applicants, and make more hires.

  4. ATS integration:
    Connect applicant tracking systems to Handshake for a full-funnel recruiting view. Connect activities to outcomes – track how many hired applicants were proactively recruited on Handshake through activities like campaign messaging, events, and career fairs.

  5. Advocates:
    Handshake Advocates helps employers accelerate interest from qualified candidates by connecting them to the people they want to speak with most—employees in the same or similar role over recruiters. Make it easy for candidates to meet company representatives and form relationships all on Handshake.

Handshake Talent Engagement Suite Videos

This Entrepreneur Made A Job Site That College Students Are Using Instead Of LinkedIn | Forbes
Why do 10M+ early career job seekers use Handshake to start their careers? Hear from them: 🙌 "It helped me find a lot more companies that I didn't know existed." 👋 "I feel like there's another person on the side of the screen, rather than just someone who's gonna read t...
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Talent is everywhere, but access to opportunity is not. The Handshake mission is to help students and employers connect so everyone can launch the careers of their dreams. Handshake boasts a large, most diverse, and active early talent network.

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Frequently Asked Questions

Handshake Talent Engagement Suite (TES) helps employers source, engage, manage, and build their brand with early talent at scale. Tell an impactful story and build a strong employer brand using rich media, candidate reviews, employee testimonials, and more.

RippleMatch, Yello, and Symplicity are common alternatives for Handshake Talent Engagement Suite.

Reviewers rate Support Rating highest, with a score of 9.4.

The most common users of Handshake Talent Engagement Suite are from Enterprises (1,001+ employees).
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Reviews and Ratings

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Score 10 out of 10
Vetted Review
Verified User
Handshake allows us to source specific talent that are otherwise difficult to identify through traditional sourcing channels. Utilising Handshake’s large network of early talent candidates, we can be very targeted in our sourcing and attraction approaches, and drive more intimate touch points with candidates. We are currently using with great success in the UK and USA.
Score 8 out of 10
Vetted Review
Verified User
Our company has very large early career hiring needs nationwide with only a handful of recruiters to manage events, candidate inflow, etc. We utilize Handshake in an effort to reach as many students as possible. Handshake allows us to be strategic in how we use it: getting more traction at our events via campaigns for career fairs, creating segments for candidates interested in hard-to-sell markets, direct messaging students who meet our qualifications at schools we are connected with but won't be able to hit physically on-campus. Overall, Handshake has allowed for us to offer more solutions to our internal clients and creative ways to dig into a larger, diverse applicant pool.
Heather Holm | TrustRadius Reviewer
Score 10 out of 10
Vetted Review
Verified User
Our organization was initially in need of a tool to help organize and promote virtual and on-campus events. As an enterprise organization, we also needed to improve our brand presence and overall awareness of our company at universities. Handshake was the perfect platform to help us work with colleges & universities to better communicate opportunities to connect with Magna. Once we were able to get our events running, we were able to quickly expand to centralizing our external corporate presence, consolidating our recruiters under one account, improving employer brand and awareness, and getting large-scale campaigns for events and career opportunities activated.
Score 10 out of 10
Vetted Review
Verified User
It is a great platform to reach a student audience as most universities are now apart ofHandshake Talent Engagement Suite. We have used it for events, campaigns, segments, and other features to increase our brand awareness and ultimately, get more applications for internships and entry level positions.
Score 9 out of 10
Vetted Review
Verified User
Handshake Talent Engagement Suite has been a tremendous tool post-pandemic. We pivoted to a hybrid recruitment strategy (in-person and virtual) events. We've been able to reach more schools than our previous campus recruiting efforts. I love the real time updates with student profiles including majors, student organizations, etc. Additionally, the insights module has given us data to continue to build and evolve our strategy.
Carley Potter | TrustRadius Reviewer
Score 9 out of 10
Vetted Review
Verified User
We used Handshake Talent Engagement Suite in the past to register for career fairs, post our internship opportunities, and message students. We needed a tool that could help us elevate our brand on campus and target students more effectively which were the big reasons why we decided to upgrade, in addition to getting data and insights on how we were resonating with students.
Score 9 out of 10
Vetted Review
Verified User
Platform is primarily used to amplify role publication, source and engage with candidates, send campaign messages, and host events lead by team and prospective campuses. We also leverage analytics to drive decisions and have recently introduced advocates from the business for a more tailored impression early in the engagement process.
Daniel Surprenant | TrustRadius Reviewer
Score 10 out of 10
Vetted Review
Verified User
We primarily utilize Handshake Talent Engagement Suite for our summer internship recruiting, but have also used it to increase brand awareness through hosting events and attending career fairs. This has helped us target specific audiences focused on certain skillsets and diverse groups for roles that are difficult to fill or are traditionally less diverse. We have also been able to connect with over 1,300 schools, many of which we never would have gotten in contact with had it not been for Handshake Talent Engagement Suite.
December 28, 2022

Handshake Review 2022

Score 10 out of 10
Vetted Review
Verified User
My team uses Handshake to source candidates and to promote events and jobs. We use Handshake on a daily basis to fill roles in our early career programs. We are very focused on recruiting women in tech and military candidates. When sending campaigns for jobs and events, we use the underrepresented groups categories to target these groups.
Score 6 out of 10
Vetted Review
Verified User
My organization uses Handshake for the recruitment of new grads and continuing education students. The talent acquisition team uses this website to establish connections with the students and educators across the state. It helps us find candidates for each location, and has assisted with many of our hard-to-fill positions.
Morgan Kesman | TrustRadius Reviewer
Score 9 out of 10
Vetted Review
Verified User
We use Handshake in a variety of different ways, but I would say it primarily allows us to reach entry-level candidates for the majority of our open roles. We heavily use the job posting features, as well as the outreach/sourcing capabilities to connect with students virtually across the country.
March 07, 2022

Wast of Time

Score 1 out of 10
Vetted Review
Verified User
The only resumes Handshake has matched with our company are not even close to meeting our educational requirements, or they are 2 or more years old. We offer good jobs for students and new grads but have not had any matches through this website. Applicants are either in a different profession or posted their resumes in 2019 or 2020.
October 13, 2021

Game Changer

Melanie Hyatt-Wilfong | TrustRadius Reviewer
Score 10 out of 10
Vetted Review
Verified User
Game changer!! We have used this for various positions. Some entry level but mostly for higher level position at all of our locations. From Directors to Store Level Buyers. It saves me so much time!! We have always taken advantage of schools in the our various areas of business. This is a one-stop shop.
Score 1 out of 10
Vetted Review
Verified User
We registered with Handshake to engage with Universities across the UK, to recruit graduates for a marketing position in the Trust. Handshake allowed us to post one job across multiple Universities, without having to write the job multiple times.
Score 9 out of 10
Vetted Review
Verified User
We actively use this product for the recruitment of college students. It allows me to post a job across multiple college job boards and allows students to apply. This is for internal hiring but our external recruiters also use it since they do a lot of work with recent college graduates.
Jason Smith, DPA | TrustRadius Reviewer
Score 3 out of 10
Vetted Review
Verified User
We are a small liberal arts college and we use it to recruit student workers for student employment and work study. We share the "workspace" with six other colleges which are geographically connected. For example, if one posts a student job at Pomona College, it would then be seen at all the sister colleges if one so desires. Handshake is also used by undergrads under the guise of the Career Services Office. I can not comment on that usage therefore I will focus on how we use it to recruit students for on campus employment.
Maureen Trattner | TrustRadius Reviewer
Score 8 out of 10
Vetted Review
Verified User
We use Handshake to find seniors in college, looking for roles after they graduate. Our department in HR is only utilizing it. Because college fairs cost a lot of money, we use Handshake to attract students without paying for all the travel/ cost of fair. If we do decide to go to a fair, we still use Handshake to reach out to students beforehand and set up meetings to make the most of our time at the fair
Kristi Porter | TrustRadius Reviewer
Score 10 out of 10
Vetted Review
Verified User
I've used Handshake for the past two years to find interns. In fact, it was a previous intern who told me about it in the first place. I'm a solopreneur, so having a couple of extra hands is extremely beneficial, and I knew I could make a great learning experience for an intern as well. I'm a copywriter and marketing consultant, so most of my interns have been PR and marketing majors. And I like the fact that I can target specific schools. Since I work by and for myself, having interns has been terrific in getting an additional perspective for my business.
Mackenzie Rodgers | TrustRadius Reviewer
Score 8 out of 10
Vetted Review
Verified User
We use Handshake to connect with university faculty, staff, and students in order to set up events and provide information about our product. Often times we advertise on university Handshake pages so that students of that school will RSVP to the event and we can accurately gauge attendance.
Score 9 out of 10
Vetted Review
Verified User
We use Handshake to recruit from local and non-local colleges and universities for intern and entry-level positions in the fields of graphic design, industrial design, management information systems, finance, human resources, logistics, marketing, and information technology. Our interns do project-based work that aligns with their major and then present to a team at our company at the end of the semester on their findings. Projects can range from product design to a full marketing plan for a consumer segment. We find Handshake to be the best way to reach the target audience at a minimal cost. The product is very user-friendly and easy to use/understand. You can post to one or multiple schools at a time, which is a very nice feature.
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