Lending company loadDepot has held its first ever virtual job fair. The event, which was simulcast across the company’s LinkedIn, Facebook and YouTube channels, garnered the interest of thousands of prospective applicants.
On the company’s LinkedIn page alone, loanDepot recruiters were rapidly responding to more than 1,200 comments—the majority of which were eager applicants desiring to learn more about the company’s openings.
The experience was similar on Facebook and YouTube, where viewers offered comments of interest as well as queries about the company as they listened to the livestream. By the end of the day, loanDepot’s recruiting team had fielded thousands of inquiries and were in the process of following up with several hundred applicants. The event itself racked up more than 10,000 total views, 1,600-plus comments and hundreds of shares.
“The enthusiastic response we received to today’s event is truly unprecedented,” said Kevin Tackaberry, EVP, Human Resources. “In today’s new ‘normal’ where most people are safely sheltering in place, what better way for our recruiters to meet thousands of amazing candidates than through this virtual experience. And that’s the other great story here—we met so many individuals who are eager and excited to help their fellow Americans—and also be a part of the loanDepot story.”Kevin Tackaberry
Joining Hsieh for the online event were Chief Operating Officer Tammy Richards; Chief Administrative Officer TJ Freeborn; EVP, Human Resources Kevin Tackaberry; EVP, Direct Sales Alex Madonna; EVP, Contact Center Operations Saeed Ghasemzadeh; and SVP, Talent Acquisition Distributed Retail Shane Stanton. The powerhouse executive team shared valuable insights into their areas of expertise, as well as personal perspectives on how interested candidates could add immediate impact and value.
“We serve 20,000 Americans each and every month with home loans,” Hsieh said. “When this crisis emerged, we were able, within two days, to move our entire 7,000-strong workforce to the safety of remote—not missing a beat as we continued our important work of assisting individuals and families nationwide. That’s how strong our company is—and that’s how committed our teams are.”
Today’s event is just the first of many virtual events to be held in the future, as the company plans to hire 3,000 team members by the end of the year. The areas of opportunity range from sales and operations to marketing and information technology—at all skill levels.