Start Date

8-1-2011 9:45 AM

End Date

8-1-2011 10:30 AM

Track

1. Track 1 – Formal Paper Presentation

Subject Area

Human Resources

Faculty Member

Dr. Howard Adler adlerh@purdue.edu

Abstract

The study examined the experience of recruiters from companies in the hospitality and tourism industry who attended an annual university career fair sponsored by a hotel and tourism department. The purpose of the study was to ascertain recruiter perception of the value of attending career fairs as a component of their companies’ recruiting strategy. Questionnaires were completed by recruiters attending the annual career fair. Survey results are expected to show that recruiters perceive overall career fairs are important to their companies’ recruiting strategies and therefore, a valuable use of their time.

Keywords

career fairs, campus recruiters, hospitality, tourism, recruiter perceptions of value

 
Jan 8th, 9:45 AM Jan 8th, 10:30 AM

Recruiter Perceptions of Hospitality Career Fairs

The study examined the experience of recruiters from companies in the hospitality and tourism industry who attended an annual university career fair sponsored by a hotel and tourism department. The purpose of the study was to ascertain recruiter perception of the value of attending career fairs as a component of their companies’ recruiting strategy. Questionnaires were completed by recruiters attending the annual career fair. Survey results are expected to show that recruiters perceive overall career fairs are important to their companies’ recruiting strategies and therefore, a valuable use of their time.