Can I hire now? Just one of the many questions we’ve been asked by our clients over the past few weeks.
We can effectively partner with clients to recruit remotely. The challenge posed by social distancing can be overcome safely by the array of technology solutions we have invested in including digital sourcing, screening and interviewing tools. In addition, organisations can put measures in place to mitigate any risks associated with remote recruitment and keep the process moving:
- Effective communication and regular touch points
- Adapting to temporary changes to right to work checks which can now be carried out over video calls
- Remote on-boarding
- Delayed start dates
- Introducing a longer probation period
- Hiring on a temp to perm or interim basis
There are advantages to hiring now. The shift to an employer led market means a larger and stronger candidate pool. The ‘perfect’ candidate with the ideal skill set who previously proved elusive may now be actively looking for a new job. It’s also easier to access and connect with candidates who are working remotely from home. The ‘high potential’ candidate who works for a competitor may now be in a position to discuss the opportunities with your company.
We’re advising clients who interview and hire now to think about how they can adapt the recruitment, selection and onboarding process safely to ensure that new starters have the best support during these challenging times.
To find out how we can support you and your business contact 📞 01977 269069 or 📧 firstname.lastname@example.org.