They say that when the going gets tough, the tough get going. Over the past few months in the wake of the Coronavirus pandemic, all industries and sectors have seen a drastic fall in terms of profits and earnings. The global outbreak of the virus which in so many ways was completely unpredictable has caught so many organizations and companies unaware and totally unprepared. It is only natural to have major industries suffering at the brink of the Covid 19 pandemic and several major business functions including the recruitment and the talent acquisition teams have been severely affected as well.
Along with the major pressure of facing the challenges of fighting the pandemic, companies all over are facing a pressure of a different kind – staying afloat and making sure that they are able to keep their team members safe from the wave of downsizing and unemployment. As per the reports obtained at the end of the year 2019, the rate of unemployment was at an all-time low, and in the coming months it is only set to dip a lot more. It is true that this time seems rather challenging, but the one fact is that this is definitely not the end.
Very true to the opening statement of this blog comes the fact that desperate times call for innovative measures. So, for all those organizations that are looking for the right way forward post the Covid 19 turmoil, here is the silver line that you can follow with respect to all your recruitment procedures. There is no denying that post the Covid pandemic once things go back to normal, there would be a certain need to improvise and make changes to the existing recruitment procedure. Here is what your recruitment process should be like in the new normal.
Going Remote: with almost every operation turning to the era of automation, it is only advisable that in the coming time, most of your recruitment processes also be carried out online and through the automated channel. The new normal for all recruitment based drives will soon become a norm. Even before the pandemic struck, most organizations had shifted their recruitment and hiring process online, so if you haven’t yet done that, now will be the right time to do so for sure. With the increased demand for online interviews and screening process going live, as an organization it will be easy for you to understand and implement the online process as well.
Invest in the right automation tool: one of the best investments you can make for your organization in the current time is to invest in the right automation tool. The criteria should be of certain software that will understand the hiring need of your company and give you the desired results in the most economical way possible. The market these days has an abundance of online recruitment software which ultimately helps ease the burden that all the recruiters have. In the long run shifting to the automated module will also help you reduce the cost per hire as well.
Employing people with new skill sets: since the strike of the pandemic all businesses had to learn to work according to the online platform. Even those organizations that did not have a Work from Home plan set up had to train their team to work within the new norms. Going forward most organizations will look to employ a team that is tech friendly and is able to work in a typical WFH setup if the requirement may arise. Since automation is the need of the hour, most recruitment firms will also stress upon the hiring of people who are available online and are well connected. Business models like all other operations will also shift to a more online model for better reach and accessibility.
The era of multi taskers: efficiency and multi-tasking is the new key attribute that most recruitment personnel will look for. At a time when most companies will be emerging post the pandemic, budget will anyways be a big constraint. One of the biggest changes in the recruitment policies post Covid19 will be that the demand will be high for people who are good at multiple tasks rather than just one skill.
Once companies do emerge post this traumatic phase of Covid19, expect there will be a number of changes that will take place. The first change will be in the way organizations go about their hiring and recruitment procedures. These changes may be drastic, but nonetheless they are changes that will be like first aid to businesses recovering post the covid19 phase, and like they say – Change is the only Constant!
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