Project Description

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Campaign Background

The Belfast Health and Social Care Trust delivers integrated health and social care services to approximately 340,000 people in Belfast and provides the majority of regional specialist services across all of Northern Ireland. 

As one of the National Health Services’ largest Trusts, the Belfast Trust employs more than 22,000 people, treats 210,000 inpatient/day patients, 680,000 outpatients and more than 200,000 people in their ED departments every year.

The Belfast Trust decided to take a less than traditional approach to the promotion of their annual Nursing Recruitment Open Day and engaged HST to redesign the concept and deliver a different experience for candidates interested in working for the Trust.

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Campaign Overview

HST developed a talent marketing strategy that included recruitment branding, advertising and event management. A separate nursing recruitment brand – Belfast Nursing Jobs was created and formed the basis of the Belfast Nursing Open Day.

HST also created a dedicated campaign website for the event incorporating both the Belfast Trust’s own unique employer brand and the newly created Belfast Nursing Jobs brand alongside an online ticketing system to capture registrations.

The campaign generated 326 registrations representing a 143% increase on the Trust’s previous open day and 233 nurses attended on the day.

The open day resulted in 122 nurses commencing employment with the Trust and led to a reduction in the Trust’s Band 5 registered nurse vacancies by 25.1%. The Belfast Trust’s Recruitment Open Day won the HPMA Recruitment Initiative of the Year Award in the UK in 2019.

£19.4m

The equivalent reduction in agency spend from directly employing 420 Nurses

Campaign Overview

HST developed a talent marketing strategy that included recruitment branding, advertising and event management. A separate nursing recruitment brand – Belfast Nursing Jobs was created and formed the basis of the Belfast Nursing Open Day.

HST also created a dedicated campaign website for the event incorporating both the Belfast Trust’s own unique employer brand and the newly created Belfast Nursing Jobs brand alongside an online ticketing system to capture registrations.

The campaign generated 326 registrations representing a 143% increase on the Trust’s previous open day and 233 nurses attended on the day.

The open day resulted in 122 nurses commencing employment with the Trust and led to a reduction in the Trust’s Band 5 registered nurse vacancies by 25.1%. The Belfast Trust’s Recruitment Open Day won the HPMA Recruitment Initiative of the Year Award in the UK in 2019.

£19.4m

The equivalent reduction in agency spend from directly employing 420 Nurses

Campaign Key Statistics

326

The Number of Nurses that Registered to Attend the Recruitment Open Day

233

The Number of Nurses that Attended the Recruitment Open Day

122

The Number of Nurses Recruited by the Trust on one single day

Campaign Key Statistics

326

The Number of Nurses that Registered to Attend the Recruitment Open Day

233

The Number of Nurses that Attended the Recruitment Open Day

122

The Number of Nurses Recruited by the Trust on one single day

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London
Tel: +44 203 574 4586

Dublin
Tel: +353 1 826 0692

Belfast
Tel: +44 289 072 6078

Toronto
Tel: +1 647 977 9442

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London Tel: +44 203 574 4586

Dublin Tel: +353 1 826 0692

Belfast Tel: +44 289 072 6078

Toronto Tel: +1 647 977 9442

©2021. All rights reserved.
HST Healthcare Talent Acquisition® and Candidate Lead Generation® are Registered Trademarks of Health Sector Talent Limited®.
Privacy Policy | Cookie Policy | Modern Slavery