While planning the Faktor Zehn exhibition appearance for the IT recruiting fair at Munich LMU University the HR-team came up with a new idea. Why not plan a recruiting event for interested students in a more casual environment than the fair? Hence, we organized a gaming and burger night, called “Brett und Burger” (English: “Board and Burger”), approximately two weeks after the fair. Students and employees were invited for free to share a great time together. This way we killed two birds with one stone by offering a recruiting event for students and fostering employee loyalty at the same time.
On 3 August 2017 “Brett und Burger” took place in the Munich office. In addition to our 14 colleagues, 4 interested IT students also participated in the event. From 18.00 pm, we played different parlour games and enjoyed home made burgers, while having nice conversations in a relaxed atmosphere.
It was a quite amusing and successful evening. We received a lot of positive feedback from all sides and we were glad to see students’ great interest in a job at Faktor Zehn afterwards.
Based on this positive experience we decided to offer the “Brett und Burger” event also at our next recruiting fair “Hochschulkontaktmesse” in Munich on 8 November 2017 – but maybe with a program that is more Christmassy.