We loved opening our office doors last Thursday to welcome new faces to showcase what Home Instead Beverley & Hull has to offer.
We loved opening our office doors on Thursday 2nd April to welcome new faces and showcase what Home Instead Beverley & Hull has to offer. Our Recruiting Team of Caroline and Chloe planned the event.
The event was held our training room and was open to anyone who was interested in learning more about the company, the job opportunities that were available and why working in care is so worthwhile. The goal of the event was to attract individuals who were looking for a rewarding career, as well as showing those who are already in the profession how working for company is different to other companies.
Around the room we set up displays to bring to life the culture of Home Instead, give attendees a good idea what roles are available, and the type of person that would be successful. We finished the session with a short presentation that highlighted the company and the role while tackling some common misconceptions people have about working in the care industry. The presentation allowed for some discussion around what people thought would be key characteristics of a successful Care Professional, this emphasised Home Instead’s value-based recruitment process rather than focusing on peoples past skill and experience.
One of the most popular features of the event was the activity station we set up. The activity station was designed to help individuals “Step into our client’s shoes”. We demonstrated the size difference between a healthy brain and one with dementia. We also laid out sensitivity kits which simulated some of the challenges older people face due to impaired eyes sight and stiffening joints. After undertaking these tasks, we then asked attendees to write down some qualities they feel would be needed to care for people living with these conditions.
To advertise the event, we had a press release written which was picked up by two local magazines and 2 radio stations. This allowed us to talk at length about starting a career in care, bust some myths, and advertise job opportunities in the local area to a wider audience. Caroline was featured on BBC Radio Humberside and Beverley FM talking about the event. Julian from Just Beverley was also kind enough to pop by to take some pictures for the anniversary issue of the magazine. It’s great to have the local press helping to share the importance of caring as a career.
Overall, the recruitment open house was a great success. We had a steady of stream of people including referrals and organisations in the community. The event was a great opportunity for us to showcase our company, our job opportunities highlight care as a career with high sense of job satisfaction.
Thank you very much to everyone who attended, we thoroughly enjoyed meeting & chatting with you all. Thank you in particular to Working For Health based in Cottingham, for bringing a group along to the event.
Don’t worry if you missed us, we will be at the following venues to continue to spread the word about working for Home Instead:
We’d love for you to pop by & have a chat with us!