Open Days

At CORE we are often asked to solve complex recruitment problems for our international clients, that at first seem virtually impossible! Finding the right talent, across multi discipline, multiple countries and time frames would leave most recruiters pulling their hair out. Luckily, our team of international recruiters can offer customer recruitment support for almost all situations.

We've developed our Straight to the Core approach for dealing with large, multi-faceted assignments that utilises our vast network in each industry, our 500,000 candidate database and our unique team of dedicated recruiters.

Alongside our retained search, contingency search and marketing packages we also offer Open days.

Open days can be arranged as a bespoke package or attached to a pre-existing search. They can be extremely effective when addressing large volume recruitment, multiple openings, short time frames or company expansions and restructures. COREcruitment will outline the whole process, setting dates for the open day, venue management, organising a campaign to recruiting the right attendees and pre-screening all candidates involved. We will then work with the hiring team to formulate a interview schedule, criteria and interview content to gain the most out of the process.

Below is a brief outline of a recent open day project where we were asked to assist a new venue opening in Amsterdam.

Case Study: International Recruitment Open day – Restaurant Opening

What? New restaurant opening in Amsterdam
When? Summer 2020
Why? Shortage of international talent in local markets
Where? London / International
Where? COREcruitment network, database, company targeting, national & international advertising
Recruitment Mission

A very trendy and unique restaurant group is opening a multi-faceted concept that includes a contemporary bar/kitchen and a sky lounge in one of the largest hotel developments in Benelux.

The Challenge

Sourcing, head-hunting, screening local and international candidates willing to relocate to Amsterdam by May 2020; from Food Runners to General Managers, Commis Chef to Head Chef.

The Execution

Our first priority was to make sure we understood our clients company culture and vision. Once aligned, we identified businesses with high calibre candidates to actively target. Our consultants also utilised extensive networks and searched our database to hone in on suitable applicants. Simultaneously we marketed each role based on the ideal candidate profile, through select channels that are most appropriate for reaching that specific audience. After generating a long list of interested candidates, our consultants pre interviewed and screened candidates before generating a short list for the open day.

After discussing and narrowing the short list with the hiring companies input, briefed the short listed candidates on the business, familiarising them with the opportunity and arrange for their attendance on the day. We then worked collaboratively with the hiring team to insure a smooth running of the open day.


We generated over 400 interested, highly targeted candidates which resulted in the top 40 attending the recruitment day. This lead to 23 successful placements in the Amsterdam location. In addition, 20 candidates are still in process for other sites with the same client.

If you feel an open day could be a good option for your hiring needs, then don’t hesitate to get in touch to find out more. Few agencies have the expertise and global reach that CORE enjoys whilst retaining a boutique and tailored approach to each and every role.

Get in touch today and let us get Straight to the Core of your recruitment challenge.