More than 67 HR Managers from 34 top Companies participated at the RBS Career Fair, among them Versace, Oracle, Coca-Cola HBC Italia

More than 400 students inteviewed, Worshops and Company meetings to connect top employability partners with RBS students, scout talents and discuss new trends in the HR world

  • Rome Business School reconfirms strong link with companies: in a single day, 67 HR managers from top companies meet over 400 students at the RBS campus to scout for new talent;
  • Among the participating companies: Versace, Oracle, Valentino, Hays, Deloitte, Generali;
  • Workshops and Company Meetings conducted by Coca-Cola HBC Italia, Gi Group, Oracle, and Banca Iccrea; CV review and interview preparation services throughout the day to provide students with the right tools to obtain career opportunities;
  • The goal to directly connect top employability partners with RBS students to offer participating leading companies the opportunity to explore their quality value, and provide concrete networking and professional opportunities for young people;
  • Thanks to the Career Service RBS now has reached 97% placement rate of its students;
  • In 2021, 84% of students have advanced their position in the company, and 74% have achieved an increase in salary of more than 20%, with an average salary growth of 34% 6 months after completing their studies.

Rome, June 17 2022. Rome Business School hosted at Career Fair 2022 more than 400 students and 34 world leading companies with the aim of connecting academia and the job market by offering real career opportunities to young talents.

In just one day: more than 30 participating Italian and international companies including Versace, Hays, Generali, Soho House, Valentino (12 more than the previous edition); 67 HR Managers engaged in continuous interviews with students; 4 Company meetings and Workshops with Coca-Cola HBC Italia, Gi Group, Oracle and Banca Iccrea on new trends in HR; CV Clinic and Mock Interview activities conducted by RBS Career Service in order to better prepare students for interviews and networking opportunities.

With Career Fair 2022, RBS positions itself among the business schools of reference in this type of event.

Domenico Scordino, Senior HR Recruiter for Versace, commented, “At the RBS Career Fair we had the opportunity to meet many new talents who would like to start a new career with us. We looked for candidates capable of thinking outside the box, able to bring new approaches, grow the company by making it more and more dynamic.”

Students had the opportunity to apply for open positions, make themselves known to recruiters, hand in their CVs, experience job interviews in multiple sectors, improve their communication skills and abilities, learn more about recruitment processes, receive valuable advice directly from HR professionals, and, most importantly, get to know companies up close.

In fact, it is increasingly important for any reality to invest in Employer Branding today to attract and retain talent, as Laura Liguori, Local HR Business Partner at Oracle, points out, “economic retention is not always enough to retain talent, it is necessary to guarantee the employee a certain well-being, both mental and physical. At Oracle for example, we have a gym and meditation room in the company. Not only that, social responsibility, diversity, and inclusion must turn into real projects: at our company, for every euro an employee donates, Oracle gives another. This, besides doing good, also brings benefits in terms of business.

Many professionals also highlighted how important it is for the employee to truly know and believe in the company’s values, and to see them promoted through tangible actions. Among them Flavia Cioffi, Talent Acquisition Senior Manager at Valentino, “Today’s job market has definitely changed, and the great resignation shows us that. The challenge is to find the right candidate for the role and the right team that is also close to the company values, so that we can then establish an ongoing relationship.” He adds, “Among the most important values at Valentino is diversity. With us it’s not just a claim, but our moral compass: in our leadership behaviors we talk about diversity, equity, integrity, and it’s the air you breathe in the corridors, a multicultural environment, where there’s a lot of heterogeneity also in terms of background.”

On the other hand, regarding what HR people are looking for in the market and the skills that young people need to develop the most, Martina Boccuti, HR Manager at Digital Angeles explains, “When we go to select our figures, we look for people who are proactive, who have a desire to experiment and creative, with knowledge in digital marketing, data analytics, and who are up-to-date on what companies are focusing on today: metaverse, NFT, blockchain first and foremost.” For Elsa Tafesse, Sentior Talent Acquisition Partner for Coca-Cola HBC Italia: “The ideal candidate must show, above all, an eagerness to learn, improve themselves, know how to question themselves, open to diversity and inclusive.”

Rome Business School indeed aims to train future managers who are inclusive and innovative, who develop professional skills and personal qualities, ambitious, but with a responsible and human approach, passionate about their work. It wants to have a positive impact on society and on each student’s career path. To do so, it offers its students throughout the duration of the Master’s program multiple opportunities to enter the job market with confidence and assurance. Through Career Services, available throughout the year, students are supported in building a highly professional profile. At its core is the Career Acceleration Program, a service through which, as explained by Florinda Orsini, Head of Career Services at RBS, “we help each student identify employment and career goals and target their talents as accurately as possible. With it, we offer one-on-one career guidance services, workshops and masterclasses on career development with which we help each student improve awareness of his or her skills while defining and refining his or her career goals. Through the use of the Career Accelerator program, students have the opportunity to transform the theoretical nature of their academic learnings into practical skills.” Another avenue students can choose, is the RBS4Entrepreneurship track, which supports and accompanies the development of innovative start-ups in multiple fields. Today 20 percent of RBS graduates are entrepreneurs, 20 percent of their companies have between 11 and 50 employees, and 74 percent of these operate internationally.

The RBS Career Fair 2022 confirms the excellence of Rome Business School in its relationship with the world of work. Prestigious national and international companies have indeed decided to propose their recruitment opportunities to students and share their professional advice. We are also particularly happy that the feedback from attending companies is very positive with respect to the quality of our students and their preparation. In this way, Rome Business School positions itself not only as the most international business school in Italy, but also as an exclusive point of contact between education and the productive world,” says Antonio Ragusa, Dean of RBS.

Francesca, a student of the Specialized Master’s program in HR & Organization, commented on her experience this way, “I met so many companies, they were all extremely interesting and useful meetings for my future, we talked a lot about soft skills, inclusiveness and how important it is to transmit energy and motivation in a job interview,” adding, “Beyond soft skills, what should never be lacking is enthusiasm in wanting to grow, challenge oneself, and never stop learning.”

The next Career Fair will take place in the fall and will be in virtual mode so that all online students will also have the opportunity to meet the partner companies involved, so even greater participation is expected.

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