As the novel Coronavirus (COVID-19) pandemic continues to bring unforeseen change across the globe, hiring organizations are forced to reconsider their recruitment and hiring processes to better protect their employees, candidates, and communities. Instead of postponing job interviews and hitting ‘pause’ on your hiring process, consider hiring remotely. To help you prepare your hiring process for remote hiring, here are our three tips to get you going.
Texting candidates throughout the hiring process, such as in the screening stage, will not only protect your candidates, your employees, and your workplace during this current pandemic, but there are significant advantages to sending text messages, including:
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All across the globe, organizations are making adjustments to prioritize the health and well-being of their employees and communities. Tech giants, including Google and Amazon, are putting the safety of their employees and candidates first by implementing virtual job interviews. Instead of postponing job interviews entirely, keep your hiring process going with virtual interviews.
Consider some of SHRM’s best practices for conducting virtual interviews:
Quick Tip: Find an ATS that offers video conferencing features for you and your candidates, or take advantage of video conferencing solutions like WeChat Work, Zoom, and Slack. Microsoft is currently offering a 6-month trial of its premium version of its ‘Team’ for organizations going remote.
Although the long-term impact of COVID-19 continues to be uncertain, it’s important that we look forward—especially when hiring. Be sure to still let your candidates know how your organization works, what your culture is like, and where they would fit into the equation. It’s especially important to show them how they will be valued in the present and in the future of your organization.
Be sure to also give them an honest update on how your organization is approaching and handling COVID-19. Are employees working remotely? Are you providing solutions to keep employees virtually connected? What are the time-off and sick-leave options available to them? These are the questions your candidates will want (and need) answers to, so just be honest and real with them.
Through all the change, look forward. While COVID-19 is altering traditional hiring practices, it’s effect is only temporary. It’s important to recognize that remote hiring may be a long-term solution for hiring organizations—even once the coronavirus disappears. So, take this as a great learning opportunity, and be sure to always look forward.
While things may be uncertain around the world today, Verified First will continue to be here to help you continue to do the awesome stuff you do for your organization.