Employee layoffs, and in some cases, furloughs, have impacted the workforce in massive ways. This situation has brought many human resources dilemmas into sharp relief. Those without employment are depending on unemployment benefits to keep them afloat while they search for new career opportunities. Meanwhile, those with their jobs intact are focused on switching to working remotely as a matter of routine. Is your business looking to expand, even in these chaotic times? Here is how to find top-tier talent even as the coronavirus pandemic continues to turn life upside down.
The Outlook for Remote Work
Short-term pivots towards working from home have been a major part of why businesses are operating differently than before. However, these pivots are becoming increasingly more permanent. Agility and remote working solutions gaining cache with big-name companies such as Facebook and Slack. Remote working is evidently the way of the future, and firms should take it in stride by making digital solutions a priority. Finding talent, extending them enticing offers, and getting them trained are also key elements of ensuring your company can thrive in the long run when it comes to human resources.
As we mentioned earlier, agility and flexibility are more important than ever before. For one thing, it helps your agency save much-needed money. Your team can also become more diverse since parents and women can ascend to vital leadership positions. These considerations are a vital part of human resources management as well.
Amp Up Online Recruiting
Job boards are also gaining steam. Whether it is Indeed, ZipRecruiter, Monster, or Indeed, these websites can be a tremendous boon for your organization. Social media channels such as Facebook, Twitter, and Instagram can raise your profile and alert potential candidates to the opportunities and advancements they are looking for in their careers moving forward.
Set Up Pipelines for Future Recruits
In that same vein, keep your fingers on the pulse of the future. Your current talent pool has stuck together for a reason – maybe they just have great chemistry. Promoting from within is just as crucial as hiring from without; your mission statement can shine through and come alive in these challenging times.
Refocus on Virtual Interviews
Lastly, take the time to implement virtual interviews or conducting interviews via phone calls. Meeting in-person at offices was the most common and convenient way to take on new employees, but you can’t afford to miss out on the best new talent due to the spread of COVID-19 affecting industries at all levels. After all, you can be sure that your business rivals have the same quandaries to address along the way.
A Customer Testimonial
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