“Some companies take an aggressive approach and put on these types of events so they can connect with talented, passionate people,” Anderson writes. “They might even make their intentions known and outright host a recruiting event. If your company can’t go that far, it’s still a good idea to send a recruiter to local tech events. Many people in attendance may be looking for a job or, at the very least, testing the waters to see what opportunities are out there.”
4. Consider Non-STEM Graduates
While it would be every grocer’s dream to land STEM grads from the nation’s top universities, let’s be honest: Grocers aren’t going to be the top pick as employers for these graduates, at least not in the near future.
But what if grocers could go for really smart humanities majors from good schools and get them passionate about retail? Then they could potentially develop these new hires into top grocery technology talent, suggests David Diamond, founder of New York-based consultancy David Diamond Associates.