What’s New on Handshake: March 2022

Reach a wider range of students and improve your virtual events with these new features on Handshake

Here at Handshake, we’re always rolling out product enhancements to make early talent recruitment even easier for you and your team. Check out what’s new this month!

Unlock job opportunities for a wider range of candidates

To effectively pursue a more inclusive hiring process, employers need access to a representative talent pool. That’s why we’re expanding the Handshake network every day to include more students from different backgrounds, interests, schools, and locations.

Now, we’re going a step further by giving you access to students that have self-identified their ethnicity as part of Segments. In addition to students that attend a minority serving institution and/or belong to an underrepresented group organization (e.g. Black Student Union), you now have the ability to reach more than 2M students that have personally added their ethnicity to their Handshake profile.

Available for all employers on Handshake Premium.
With Campaigns, Handshake Premium customers can build a more representative pool.

Level the playing field with blurred backgrounds in Handshake Video

No matter how the pandemic evolves, one thing remains true: virtual events are here to stay. And with spring recruiting season around the corner, we want to make sure that you can engage with candidates in a meaningful and professional way—whether you’re dialing in from your office or your kitchen table. 

Now, everyone using Handshake video can blur their background—students, employers, and career services alike. With a single click, you can hide your surroundings by turning on “blur background”.

Available for all employers on Handshake Premium and Core.
Now, everyone can blur their background on Handshake.

Finetune your virtual events strategy with our new playbook

According to our Handshake Network Trends report, roughly 9 in 10 students prefer an element of virtual career events in a post-COVID world. To make sure you’re making the most of virtual events this spring, check out Handshake’s Virtual Events Playbook to learn how to improve your virtual events strategy using the latest trends, best practices, and our recommendations for this spring.

Download Handshake’s Virtual Events Playbook and feel free to share with your team!

Get in touch with our team to learn more about how these releases and Handshake Premium can help you expand access to jobs and unlock a whole new generation of talent. Already a Handshake Premium partner? Email your Account Management Team to learn how to start using these features.