The one thing that’s certain about acquiring talent post COVID-19 is that the process for recruiting, hiring, and onboarding new staff members will never be the same.
Here are a few tips for a successful pivot when it comes to hiring the best talent possible during and after the COVID-19 era:
- Go completely digital while recruiting and onboarding
Never onboarded remotely? With today’s technology, remote onboarding is simple. Programs like HelloSign and DocuSign make it possible for all HR documents to be signed over the web without the need for bulky printers and scanners that employees might not have access to at home.
Additionally, digitizing documents like employee handbooks and other crucial onboarding materials can make the remote onboarding process practically seamless.
- Look at the possibility within your current workforce
Thinking of hiring someone new, but unsure of where to start in such unpredictable times? Look inside your company rather than outside. Oftentimes, there’s untapped potential within staff members that might be a better fit for the role you’re thinking about hiring for.
- Use and invest in HR technology to manage your company’s recruitment process
If you haven’t had the need to explore and invest in the vast range of HR tech in the past, now is definitely the time to do so. Not only can HR tech help with remote recruiting, but it is sure to become the future of regular recruitment technology.
- Make sure you’re clear about what you’re looking for
Even though we’re living in unpredictable times, you still want to make sure you have the talent that’s the best match for you. The same goes for the people you hire– you want to make sure that you’re the best match for them. To ensure that the best match for all is found, start with establishing a clear and specific job description.
Some questions to consider while writing a job description are:
- What specific programs do you use?
- What is your long-term goal for this position?
- What experience do you want your employee to bring to the table?
Sitting down with your team and deliberating on questions such as the ones above will set intent for the position you’re hiring for. This will ultimately lead to attracting the right talent for your company.
Got questions about hiring remotely during or post COVID-19? Give us a call at 1-800-595-7616 with any questions or concerns.