Handshake is the key to early career recruitment.
January 30, 2023

Handshake is the key to early career recruitment.

Anonymous | TrustRadius Reviewer
Score 10 out of 10
Vetted Review
Verified User

Modules Used

  • Expert Assist

Overall Satisfaction with Handshake Talent Engagement Suite

Most of our organization's recruitment is focused on current college students and recent graduates. In our empathy testing with this audience, we repeatedly heard that Handshake was the platform they knew and trusted for job search purposes. While our organization was familiar with the "free" level of Handshake account access, it became clear that the Handshake Premium offerings would benefit all our recruiters directly. We have leveraged the platform to directly connect with our target audiences, personally inviting them to various events where attendees are introduced to our mission and opportunities. We are exceeding many of our lead generation goals thus far this fiscal year due largely to our usage of the Handshake Talent Engagement Suite.
  • Connects us with our target audience (current college students and recent graduates).
  • Connects us with a variety of career services offices, building trust in our organization.
  • It provides capacity to our recruiters while also allowing us to balance volume and personalization in recruitment.
  • Developing an integration between Handshake and Salesforce would alleviate the majority of our capacity concerns with the platform.
  • Easier ability to track who was sourced from a specific message campaign (on the campaign section of the site rather than the "candidates" section.
  • Developing an integration between Outlook calendars and the scheduling platform.
  • Increased accuracy of reported data in student profiles.
  • Additional opportunities for profile holders to self-report racial/ethnic identity (namely, Native/Indigenous identity).
  • Increased lead generation through event hosting/promotion.
  • Increased applications for internship/part-time and full-time roles.
The Handshake team is highly responsive to our questions, whether through email, live connections with our contract managers, or group office hours for our recruiters. We learned so much from our Expert Assist package, which ensured each recruiter truly internalized best practices for the platform. Ours debriefs around data have been critically important in our ability to communicate to other organizational stakeholders the impact of our work through the platform.

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Handshake Talent Engagement Suite is a critical need for any organization invested in early talent recruitment. Students and Career Services Offices deeply trust the platform and, therefore, trust the companies who are recruiting on it. It offers a variety of ways to connect with students that can meet the capacity needs of any size company.

Handshake Talent Engagement Suite Feature Ratings

Applicant Screening
ATS Integration
Not Rated
Analytics Reporting
Candidate Communication
Candidate Management
Resume Database Search
Team Collaboration
Not Rated
Passive Recruitment Advertising
Not Rated
Active Recruitment Advertising
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