Luckily it isn’t impossible to recruit during a pandemic. However, it just needs to be looked at differently. Your interview process may need to change, and your onboarding process will need to go virtual too. Here at Point Recruitment we have helped lots of businesses with their hiring needs in Huntingdon, even during the pandemic.
Here are our top tips to help you recruit during a pandemic;
- Tell People
If you’re hiring, then you need to tell people. There is a natural assumption that all hiring has stopped for businesses. This is why you need to shout about any vacancies you have to show that your business is still hiring. Promote your vacancies on your website and social media. Speak to a recruitment agency to see if they have the perfect candidates just waiting in the wings for you.
- Target Candidates
Research shows that 30% of employees are open to a new job, even though they’re not actually searching for a new job. This pool of passive candidates is often a goldmine for great quality talent. Think about traditional outreach methods, such as employee referrals, or ask a local recruitment agency to target their passive candidates.
- Executive Searches
If you are recruiting for a more senior role, then you need to use more executive searches. This will help you identify, asses and target outstanding candidates. It’s a good idea to contact a professional and experienced recruitment consultant for more senior vacancies within your business. They will have the experience you need to find the right candidate for the role.
- Screening Questions
As we have already touched on, there are fewer businesses looking to recruit during a pandemic. This means that there are less job vacancies out there, and more candidates looking for work. Make sure you use basic screening questions to reduce the number of unqualified candidates applying for your roles. A good recruitment agency will filter out the unsuitable candidates for you. This saves you time and money in your recruitment process.
From handling your job advertisement, finding candidates and sifting through CVs; we can save you a lot of time and stress. Call our team now to see how we can help you.