Speed dating events for Refugees and Migrants are organised by Refugee Talent. It’s a great way for companies to come along and meet a range of talent from the refugee & migrant community in Australia, hailing from a range of industries and backgrounds.
Candidates get the opportunity to meet a diverse network of potential employers ready to harness talent for their business. This year the Refugee Talent team has held speed dating events across Australia including Sydney, Brisbane, Melbourne, Canberra.
Now, what happens at the speed dating events?
Speed dating events are prearranged with an intention to discover highly skilled talent, where job seekers get to share global experience and employers identify the best match for their team. All that is required for companies to attend is to send someone from your management or HR team along to meet a range of talent with the required skillsets you are looking for. Mimicking speed dating, at an event is a group of approximately 40 candidates and 20 employers with 10 rounds of 5minutes each.
Each candidate is given five minute blocks of time to woo and hopefully impress potential employers from a range of companies including Government departments, Corporates and Startups. This is a free event but places are limited, registrations required prior to the event.
Organiser Nirary Dacho, himself a Syrian refugee, says they have been a great success, with lots of matches from all events. This initiative is an excellent way to connect employers with potential candidates and reach out to incredible talent, that is untapped talent in Australia.
One such candidate is Rawad Kaiber from Syria “I have a degree from Damascus University in Economics. I’m trying to do my best to get work in my section” .
Keep an eye out on the events page for the latest speed dating events across the country.