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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.

For more information about the services offered at Rostie & Associates, feel free to visit our website www.rostie.com or call us toll-free 1-800-647-0780.

We look forward to finding your your next hire!

The job offer, or “I got what I wanted and now I don’t know what to do!”

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Contributor:  Pamela Inglis, Recruiter – Rostie & Associates.

There you are with an offer in hand – you’ve gone through however many rounds of interviews with your trusty recruiter by your side.  You’re all excited, you’ve closed the deal –  and now you’re not sure.

It happens all the time.  It’s what you do about it, and why, that matters.

This is when you have to take a deep breath and decide what you really want.  Your best friend can’t tell you, your parents can’t tell you, and your recruiter can’t tell you.  Much as we would like to!

You made the decision to pursue another opportunity for a reason (s).  Now you just have to remember what those reasons were.  Maybe you were no longer challenged in your current role, a bit bored?  Maybe your earning potential was limited?  Perhaps it was just time to make a change.  Whatever the reason, there was one.

From a recruiters perspective we obviously don’t want you to turn down the job, but, believe it or not, we don’t want you taking a job that’s not right for you.  That being said, we also don’t want to see you missing out on a fantastic opportunity because you’re feeling a bit nervous or unsure.

Now is the time to really think about what brought you to this point, where you see yourself going if you stay in your current position and where you think the new one may take you.

If, in the end, you decide to turn down the offer, your recruiter should be the first to know.  Of course they will be disappointed, and of course they will try to talk you out of it, but will respect your decision.  It is only right that you would speak directly with the client as well, they offered you the job, but by giving your recruiter the heads up, you allow them the opportunity to minimize “damage” with their client.

Don’t forget, your relationship with your recruiter should be long-lasting – not a one night stand.   So be up front and they’re sure to call you again…..

 

 

Client Testimonial – 1Go Media

1GO Media recently made The Rostie Group their new home. Here is what they have to say in this month’s edition of The Waterfront BIA’s e-Newsletter:

Client Testimonial from 1gomedia

Read the entire August 2014 Ripple e-newsletter here…

When a Recruiter Calls…

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Contributor:  Pamela Inglis, Recruiter – Rostie & Associates

You know the call, as soon as you hear it’s a recruiter on the other end of the phone there’s a good chance that the first thing you say is “thanks, but I’m not looking”. Fair enough. The majority of the people we call are happy in their current role. But does that mean you shouldn’t take a few minutes to find out what they’re calling about? It may not be for you but perhaps you have a friend that’s on the market or maybe, just maybe, it’s your dream job.

It may not be the time for you to make a move, maybe not the right role, but why not take a few minutes and get to know us a little. Hopefully you’ll never be in the position where you have to find another job, but eventually you may want to. And we’ll be here…waiting for your call.