Much like everything else in our world, the hiring process has been changed radically by the COVID-19 pandemic. As a recruiter, you will need to make some adjustments to your process. A lot of the changes will depend on your industry. Some industries like hospitality and travel have completely slowed down where other industries like logistics and healthcare have a higher demand than ever for workers.
There are several ways you can make adjustments to your recruiting process to adapt to this new world. Here are some tips:
1. Utilize Video Interviews
Video interviews are no longer just an option. Even as many businesses start to re-open, the majority of the workforce will still be working remotely if possible. The chances are new candidates will be uncomfortable attending an in-person interview.
In order to make video interviews more productive and efficient, sharpen your video interviewing skills. Make sure your technology is working smoothly, and remember to present yourself professionally. You also want to make sure the lighting is good and you can be seen clearly. Read more about how to conduct a video interview here.
2. Go Digital
If you weren’t completely digital before with recruitment, interviewing, onboarding, and even termination pay, now is a great time to start. Make sure you are making use of the top job aggregators, testing and assessment software, recruitment CRMs, applicant tracking systems, and human capital management software. Utilize the best tools to make the process easier. Learn more about the top recruiting software and digital tools here.
3. Take a Look at Your Applicant Tracking System (ATS)
Speaking of applicant tracking systems, now is a good time to take a look at yours and reevaluate it. This is a great opportunity to review your process in general and make sure everything is running as smoothly as possible. Having the right ATS is absolutely essential in order to respond to market shifts
4. Build Up a Solid Pipeline of Talent
If things are slower in your industry, start building up a solid pipeline of talent for when things get back to some form of normal. Many companies will find themselves in hiring freezes right now. It will definitely be helpful to have qualified candidates at the ready when they resume.
5. Create Helpful Content
If your recruiting has totally slowed down, now is a great time to focus on your social media, your blog, videos, or any other content you may be producing. Post helpful and informative posts that will help to get your company’s brand out there. Candidates and clients alike will be more likely to trust your recruiting firm if they’ve heard of you via social media.
These are just some of the tips for adjusting your recruiting process during this pandemic. If you want to see more updates from us, please connect with us on LinkedIn. We would love to hear from you.