The pandemic has brought about a challenging time for organisations across the globe. This has indeed created a dramatic shift in the way that people work. In most cases, organisations have their entire staff working remotely. Based on this environment, we decided to share our learnings. Here you can how to recruit and engage with candidates through virtual recruitment.
86% of organisations are making use of virtual interviews to hire candidates. This is where organisations are utilising the power of video conferencing to fill roles or implement a hiring freeze. We have consolidated a list of deliverables. You can use this to update existing recruitment and engagement strategies using virtual tools. Here are some recruitment strategies that your recruitment agency should follow:
Go virtual with Career Fairs
You can offer students and freshers the opportunity to actively look for roles that you are up for grabs. All you have to do is set up a virtual career fair and show them different elements of your business. Also, show them the roles that are on offer. You can also send a survey at the end to capture any questions that candidates have.
Once the virtual event is over, you should review potential candidates for open positions. Rank candidates so that recruiters know who they should get in touch with. Introduce a scale for each candidate with recommendations for positions. you can get the strongest match and follow up easier than simply cold calling candidates. This stack ranking also includes people in the talent community and the organisation.
Utilising Video Interviewing Technology
With the help of video technology for interviews, we can maintain a safe social distancing norm. There are 85% of organisations that are using technology to onboard candidates. Social distancing is now the new normal and this has resulted in a curb of face-to-face interviews. This is where organisations and recruitment agencies are using video interviewing technology to connect with candidates. In order for candidates to connect with companies, they will need a smartphone, tablet or computer with a camera and microphone and connect it to the internet.
Recreate Email Templates
Ensure that you update your email templates to ensure that it shows the new policies and restrictions that have been added to the interview structure. This means that if the candidate has been traveling or is feeling ill then they should inform you or the recruitment agency should know about it immediately and you should communicate the expectations as well.
In a similar way, it is important that you keep the candidates engaged and informed a few days before they start their work. This means that you can send them a few emails about the new policies and updates so that they are well informed and prepared to handle the situation.
Add the Location as Remote
If you are hiring candidates to work from remote locations, then you can add the job location as remote. This will help you expand your pool of applicants beyond the geographic area.
This will also help you create talent pools for specific skills and locations that employees are willing to work in. You or the recruitment agency can then offer opportunities to transfer those skills across the business to other departments that need assistance.
Automate all Interview Processes
You need to ensure that your candidates are informed about interview cancellations or if it is pushed to a later date. By automating your interview process, you can concentrate on talking to candidates. In this manner, you can automatically route the screened CVs to the hiring manager. You can also engage the candidates with feedback from managers and self-schedule the interviews. All notes of the applicant can be added to the applicant tracking system.
In terms of the offer letter, it is usually done offline. But with remote working, there are several tools that can be used to sign the document remotely from their computers or phones without the need to scan and upload the document.
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