Hiring: The Landscape Has Changed, But the Song Remains the Same
Well it’s officially official—the world has turned upside down.
What was white a month ago is now black, square, round, inside, outside, well, you get my drift. This is (for the foreseeable future) the new normal.
In terms of Recruitment/Hiring/ Interviewing, one is left to wonder about the vast impact on this whole process.
Let’s look at the “interview process”.
“The interview process is also changing, going from in-person to video platforms like Zoom. Face-to-face interviews don’t exist anymore, and everybody’s fine with video interviews,” says Arran Stewart, co founder and chief visionary officer for the automated job-matching site Job.com.
So you’ve ACED your Video interview! Congrats!
As much as our work habits have changed, the employer must also adapt the terms of employment offered to new employees. In addition to standard salary and benefits, they should consider adding additional provisions relevant to our current situation.
Offer a paid subscription to a new wellness app, or complimentary meal/grocery delivery services; these offerings not only make a person feel valued; they are a constant reminder that they are part of a team and a company that cares for them.
This is critical at this time as they don’t have the luxury of natural team-building that comes when people come into the office daily. These little gems when they first join the team let new employees know they are valued and appreciated and improve employee attraction and retention metrics.
You must also keep the social aspect of work alive by arranging things like virtual lunches or happy hour, where food is on the company (it’s difficult to coordinate timely delivery so allow employees to claim back on expenses). This builds a break into the workday and gives people a chance to decompress, socialize and break the monotony and isolation inherent to working at home.
You should insist that your workers take part in this to make sure they feel included and most of all, keep a routine.
Although the landscape of the interview process has vastly changed, and the added benefits that employers should consider when acquiring a new client now differ, the fact remains, hiring new top talent is going no where.
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