4 Tips for Hiring Top Talent Right Now
Due to the Covid-19 Outbreak and the economic consequences that come with it, we have seen a rise in unemployment with a rate of 5.5% on a national basis. This means there are more available candidates on the market as a result. While the highest concentration of newly available people is in the restaurant and hospitality industries, your company may need to hire people with these skill sets, and now is the perfect time to do so. Here are our tips for hiring top talent right now.
Post Ads Again
Posting ads on job sites such as LinkedIn and Indeed could give you very positive results at the moment. Because of current economic uncertainty, many companies have slowed or frozen their hiring. This means there is very little competition online, and good candidates who are looking for jobs are more likely to notice your opportunity. And, because of the rise in unemployment due to layoffs, there are many more people looking for jobs than we saw in the beginning of the year. Posting a job ad while the competition has slowed could be a strategic move that would put you at an advantage.
Prepare for a Digital Process
Due to concerns surrounding the spread of the virus, carrying out your hiring process the normal way is virtually impossible. Hiring managers should be prepared for a digital hiring and onboarding process. This can be achieved through phone screening, video interviewing, and digitalizing onboarding documents that can be signed on a computer or mobile device. This ensures that your hiring process can continue while preserving the health and safety of your employees and the general public. Video chat platforms such as Skype and Zoom have been extremely popular with businesses in the current environment.
Consider Temporary Workers
Hiring temporary worker can be a good solution to a lot of hiring problems right now. Especially if your company is experiencing a hiring freeze or has reduced hiring budgets, hiring temporary employees could help keep your business running smoothly. This also allows you the chance to hire and test candidates who may not already have the skills and experience originally required for the position. Offering someone a temporary position is a relatively low-risk way to determine if a candidate’s skills can be expanded within the company to fulfill the requirements of the position. If a temporary employee performs well, they can be offered a full-time position once the situation improves.
While the majority of unemployed workers fall under restaurant and hospitality industries, these candidates have valuable skills which could translate well into a variety of positions. These candidates are often very adaptable and can usually pick up new skills quickly. Because many of these workers are looking for jobs, now might be a good time to hire someone with this background and see how they perform within your company.
Businesses are facing many challenges in the wake of the Covid-19 Outbreak, but it may not be the worst time to starting hiring new employees. In fact, hiring now could give you an edge over your competition. It just requires a bit of strategizing and flexibility.
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