Employers

Why Handshake Premium?

Create meaningful candidate relationships, deliver a personalized employer brand at scale, and maximize your ROI with seamless attribution and robust analytics.

Handshake Premium makes it easy to digitally optimize your candidate lifecycle.

Recruit diverse talent from any school in the country

Top employers rely on Handshake to plug in their criteria and find the perfect candidates anywhere

  • 7M+
    active student and alumni profiles—filter from 19 traits like major and year
  • 1,000+
    college partners to drive deeper engagement on campus and virtually
  • 180+
    minority-serving institutions, women's colleges, and HBCUs
  • 500K+
    employers, from start-ups to nonprofits to enterprise corporations

Meet and screen students on their platform of choice

As the most trusted college recruiting platform, Handshake Premium enables employers to connect with students through targeted outreach, dynamic branding, and digital features like virtual career fairs and events.

  • 293
    average schools reached by an employer on Handshake
  • 65%
    message open rate, which is 3x the industry average
  • 215%
    increase in applications YoY on Handshake
  • 150%
    increase in employer brand awareness

Source qualified diverse candidates

Actively target priority groups to engage the professionals you want to hire.

  • Targeted search and segments

    Find your ideal candidates by applying nearly 20 attributes like major and location preference.

  • Custom recruiter messages at scale

    Encourage the right candidates to apply by personalizing your outreach in just a few clicks.

  • End-to-end candidate attribution

    Track your entire candidate lifecyle—from CRM to ATS—by reviewing your full engagement history.

Deliver a uniquely personal employer brand

Win over top talent by customizing how each student and alumnus sees you.

  • Employer page & branded jobs

    Allow candidates to review organization information, Q&As, and testimonials based on what matters to them.

  • Top-of-funnel campaigns

    Drive ideal talent to your virtual events and follow up to encourage qualified candidates to apply for a job.

  • Event promotion & management

    Optimize your virtual events with large-scale and intimate conversations through the power of Handshake video.

Personalize your employer brand by allowing candidates to see reviews about your organization that's relevant to them.

Be a data-driven recruiting leader

Make better decisions with funnel analytics from the largest student talent network.

  • School Explorer Expand your reach and meet your hiring goals by building a school list that meets your talent criteria.
  • Campaign performance reports Monitor campaign and event performance, so you know where to shift your focus.
  • Talent brand benchmarking Measure funnel health, brand awareness, and applicant diversity against your peers.

Build a more representative pipeline

Connect with students and young alumni at any school in the US, including more than 180 minority-serving institutions, Historically Black Colleges and Universities, Hispanic Serving Institutions, and women’s colleges, plus student diversity groups.

  • Howard University
  • Society of Women Engineers
  • Xavier University
  • Morehouse College
  • Barnard College
  • Society of Hispanic Professional Engineers

Prove ROI for any candidate

Confidently attribute your hiring outcomes by sharing data with your ATS using our native integration for Greenhouse, available now, or iCIMS and Workday, coming soon. Or upload your list securely to Handshake to expand your talent community.

  • Workday
  • iCims
  • Greenhouse

Start building a more proactive early talent recruiting plan

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