COVID-19 has changed the way we live, work, and learn. From a business perspective, many companies have had to become accustomed to the new work-from-home norm. Similarly, recruiting agencies have also had to get used to new recruiting methods, mainly virtual ones.
Recruiting after the pandemic can pose several challenges to many business leaders as recruiting agencies everywhere try to adapt to the new normal. Here are five things to keep in mind to help your organization thrive when recruiting after COVID-19.
1. Some key principles stay the same
Although your strategy may change as you adapt to the post-COVID workplace, remember to keep some key principles intact.
While the job market may experience significant shifts and changes, factors like health, safety, and flexibility will continue to be important for candidates once the pandemic has passed. Be sure to keep these factors in place as you shift your recruitment strategies after COVID-19.
2. Take referrals into strong considerations
If your business is in a good place, consider pursuing referrals from employees as a starting point for job recruiting. Doing so will help you yield hires that are ten times more successful than those you find through job portals alone.
3. Streamline your process by leveraging emerging technology
If your organization is stuck in the past, now is a great time to update your processes. In the business world, for instance, automation has become an essential tool in building efficiency and effectiveness.
Automation will allow you to streamline your hiring process significantly through artificial intelligence (AI). AI can compile lists of passive and active candidates who match the job’s qualifications. Tools like AI can save your business so much time, effort, and money in the long run.
4. Take advantage of the passive talent pool
Passive candidates are best defined as individuals who are currently employed and are not looking for new opportunities. They make up 70% of the global workforce. However, because they are not in the market for a new job, they may not pay attention to any potential opportunities or offers that come their way.
These candidates are typically proactive, talented, and exceptional team players, which is why they are already employed in the first place. Some argue that passive candidates are the best types of candidates and are some of the most employable people out there.
Sometimes, it can be challenging to sway passive candidates to be open to joining your team. However, with the uncertainty of these trying times, they may become more open, making it much easier to initiate conversations and get them onboard.
5. Don’t let your branding fall to the wayside
Once candidates become open to pursuing an opportunity at your company, the first thing they will do is check online on what the current employees say about working there.
It is essential to keep your information on platforms like LinkedIn and Glassdoor up-to-date. Take careful note that your branding and presence on these sites will serve as your company’s first impression to potential candidates.
Keep these tips in mind when recruiting after the pandemic
Adapting to the new normal has not been easy. We understand that adapting post-COVID may also come with its share of challenges as companies everywhere rethink the most efficient ways to do business.
Here at Infinity Consulting Solutions (ICS), we are committed to providing our clients and candidates with the guidance and solutions they need in their journeys. If you have any questions related to IT recruiting or general recruiting after COVID-19, please do not hesitate to contact us. We are always here to help employers and candidates through these unprecedented times.