We encourage job seekers to walk into any of our offices every day and fill out an application, but National Interview Day was a great kick-off for the upcoming hiring blitz. - Bill Stoller, Express CEO
OKLAHOMA CITY (PRWEB) August 10, 2018
The inaugural National Interview Day, hosted by Express Employment Professionals, drew job seekers to franchise offices across North America on Aug. 9 as the staffing giant heads into one of the busiest times of the year for hiring.
The event was conceptualized by Express as a new way to recruit and educate candidates in a historically tight labor market. In addition to the normal labor demands by client companies, hiring is ramping up for the fall as businesses head into a period of increased seasonal recruiting needs.
“We encourage job seekers to walk into any of our offices every day and fill out an application, but National Interview Day was a great kick-off for the upcoming hiring blitz,” said Bill Stoller, Express CEO. “Whether you are new to the workforce or looking for a change, everyone can benefit from interview tips and practice highlighted during this event.”
Applicants were encouraged to register online before the event to expedite the process and reserve a time to interview with a recruiter.
To add to the excitement of the day, Express offices in Texas, Tennessee, Florida, Washington and even as far north as Ontario took over the Express Headquarters Facebook page and hosted Facebook Live sessions featuring common interview etiquette questions. These included the art of a firm handshake, why it’s important to keep your cell phone out of sight during the interview, and how to answer the dreaded “What are your weaknesses?” question.
Several offices also celebrated the day with drawings for prizes such as a Kindle Fire and gift cards, while others hosted barbeques or a beach party themed event, complete with light-up palm trees. One office in Michigan even provided a free training session on best practices for interviews.
“I know for our office, just from our National Interview Day interviews alone, we are starting one associate on Monday, we sent one associate that day out to a face-to-face interview with a client, and we have another associate who will be meeting with a client on Monday,” said Emily Clark with the Lake City, Florida, Express office. “What a success!”
Stoller was pleased with the results, as well.
“Our first National Interview Day was exciting and we were thrilled to see other companies in the industry follow our lead and embrace our efforts,” Stoller said. “We look forward as the interview momentum from this day carries us toward our ultimate goal of putting a million people to work.”
If you would like to arrange for an interview with Bill Stoller to discuss this topic, please contact Sheena Karami, Director of Corporate Communications and PR, at (405) 717-5966.
About Bill Stoller
William H. "Bill" Stoller is CEO and Chairman of the Board of Express Employment Professionals. Headquartered in Oklahoma City, the international staffing company has more than 800 franchises in the U.S., Canada and South Africa. Since its inception, Express has put more than 6 million people to work worldwide.
About Express Employment Professionals
Express Employment Professionals puts people to work. It generated $3.4 billion in sales and employed a record 540,000 people in 2017. Its long-term goal is to put a million people to work annually. For more information, visit ExpressPros.com.