Wednesday, December 16th, 2020
“Growth is never by mere chance; it is the result of forces working together.”
— James Cash Penney, founder, JC Penney.
The book on recruiting is continually being rewritten. Success depends on staying up-to-date with the trends in every industry, adapting your strategies accordingly, and mastering ever-evolving technological tools.
Virtual Reality (VR)
While the pandemic has pushed companies into virtual, it is a strategical tool. For example, providing your shortlist with a VR tour of your workplace and culture creates another level of engagement. Schedule video conferencing, teleconferencing, webcasts, and webinars to share information with potential candidates.
Augmented Reality (AR)
AR allows your candidates to walk through the workplace, participate in a mock client meeting or another relevant activity, and sit with an employee who talks about their typical day.
Streamline your recruitment process via software
Centralized software systems keep track of applications, send emails, schedule interviews, etc., reducing both the time and cost of the recruitment process. Other available software integrates into existing ATS systems, scans job descriptions, and taps into your current resume database to discover candidates who fit the qualifications – including your bank of passive candidates. AI allows processes to be completed at a rate and scale beyond human ability, including transforming text into structured data and vice versa.
Connect with talent, where talent is – update your mobile
Attractive, user-friendly mobile is essential. Ensure applicants and potential prospects can engage via their mobile devices, including texting and tweeting. Building a pipeline via mobile enables you to handle a sudden increase in hiring demands.
Host virtual job fairs and online events. Invite prospective candidates to join in. Provide links for uploading resumes before the fair or event and chat boxes for candidates to ask their questions. Include opportunities to join break out “rooms” to meet with individuals in your company—schedule live video conferencing where prospective candidates can meet the team.
Conduct Video Interviews
In today’s world, virtual interviews have never been easier. Don’t’ forget to have adequate lighting and test run your technology to prevent glitches. Ask your candidate to do the same. Communicate your expectations before the interview and ask for theirs.
Another COVID-initiated situation here to stay is the significant increase of “working remote positions,” leading to digital onboarding. Essentials for success include providing video links and digitizing materials, which can be downloaded. Consistent, open communication and assigning a mentor are also vital. Consider hosting a virtual team lunch to introduce new hires.
Staying ahead of the recruiting game by employing the latest technology tools is crucial. Connecting with a reliable staffing agency, like Waypoint Search Advisors, can make an incredible difference. We have the technology, and the know-how. We believe in relationships, beginning with a hands-on approach. Whether you need full-time staff, project personnel, or managed services, we are committed to delivering the ideal candidate – the top-notch talent that fits your culture. We’re the right people to find your right people! Contact us today.
As 2021 appears on the horizon, proactive planning will help keep your priorities in place and your business in an upward growth pattern. Setting realistic, doable goals is vital, of course, but don’t hesitate to stretch yourself. Here are 4 goals to kickstart 2021 business growth.
- Maximize productivity– Provide supportive leadership and sufficient, but not intimidating challenges for your employees. Creating a culture of excellence vs. perfection and demonstrating confidence in your employees’ ability to work well their way vs. pressure to do it your way, productivity will climb.
- Improve communication– An essential key to business growth, good communication includes ensuring everyone who needs to know, knows – via consistent meetings and inter-office messaging technology. It means not only asking for feedback but also listening and responding to it.
- Offer growth opportunities to your staff/employees– From in-house webinars and cross-training to financial assistance in obtaining certifications or additional skills, helping your employees grow pays off in company growth.
- Make customer service an across-the-board priority– Treat your employees well, and they will treat your clients/customers well. Treat your clients/customers well, and your business will grow and keep growing.
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