The global spread of coronavirus has impacted the job market almost overnight. Few industries have been spared from the fallout, with many companies going on hiring freezes. However, we are seeing a rise in hiring for healthcare, biotech, pharma, tech, and supermarket chains, among others. It’s no surprise that coronavirus has created significant implications for the hiring and recruitment process of these companies.
Now more than ever, organizations need to fine tune their online hiring process. We consistently encourage our clients to leverage their digital capabilities to ensure they’re reaching top talent in the market.
Here’s a few tips for success:
You might be wondering if candidates are even receptive to virtual interviews during this time. According to Amy Warner, Director of talent acquisition at iCIMS—in the new guide, Keep Your Business Running with Virtual Hiring – the answer is, yes. “Candidates really appreciate the opportunity to interview from a place that is convenient for them,” she says. “There’s a strong sense of candidate appreciation when you show concern for their schedule, health, or family situation. It doesn’t have to be a major disruption to implement virtual screening—they are always useful as an employer and for the candidate.”
The global pandemic could change the way employers hire for the better. The move from in-person to virtual recruitment, and the prevalence of work-from-home situations, could be a positive thing for job seekers who are increasingly looking for flexible work. Only time will tell to determine whether this trend continues in a post-coronavirus world.
OMNI Human Resource Management