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How Has Hiring Changed Due to COVID-19?

It’s strange to think that the world we live in today was vastly different just one year ago. So many things have changed in such a short period of time, including recruitment. Thanks to COVID-19, companies across the nation and the globe have developed new approaches to interviewing and hiring candidates. As an acclaimed staffing and temp-to-hire agency in Philadelphia and other parts of Pennsylvania and New Jersey, The Protocall Group has the inside scoop on what big changes we are seeing in the recruitment industry. We’re excited to share this with you today, alongside tips and tricks for landing the perfect candidate. 

Here’s the Scoop

Many companies had a rough start to the year when the unexpected government-mandated shutdowns forced non-essential businesses to close their doors, causing the largest surge in unemployment that our nation has seen in decades. When the economy began its shaky road to recovery and companies looked to hire workers once again, they realized that “old-fashioned” recruitment techniques, such as in-person interviews, were no longer feasible options. 

As a result, new interviewing techniques and hiring processes were adopted to prioritize the health and safety of both the staff and the candidates. The infographic below covers some of these techniques and serves as a helpful tool for both businesses and candidates who are preparing to take the next step. 

Improve Your Hiring Practices in the Wake of COVID-19

Finding the perfect candidate, a.k.a someone who has the right experience, skills, values, attitude, and work ethic, is like asking for the stars to align. We get it! But trust us when we tell you that it’s never been more important to bring like-minded and hardworking professionals aboard. Your next hire can be the difference between helping and harming your business, so pay close attention to these tips. 

  • Institute New Interview Practices: It can be tempting to stick to the old way of doing things when you’re in a rush to get the ball rolling and hire more workers. But investing the time and energy in upgrading your interview practices will pay off in the long run. Use our infographic as a quick guide, but don’t be afraid to branch out and develop some interview techniques of your own. Every business is unique, and you won’t know what works best for you until you try. Just don’t forget to prioritize your candidates’ health and safety!
  • Communicate With Your Candidates: Like everything else in life, communication is key during the interview process. Your candidate should be clear on your company’s goals and objectives, and you should be clear on theirs. This is the only way to help ensure you’re on the same page and on the road to starting a mutually beneficial working relationship. During this time, be sure to communicate your company’s COVID-19 policies. Modern employees need to have peace of mind regarding matters such as leaving due to family issues relating to COVID-19 and children going to school virtually before they choose to work with you. 
  • Carefully Evaluate Candidates:

Need a Little Help? The Protocall Group is Here for You!

Whether you’re an HR manager searching for a candidate or a worker looking for a new job with no success, all you have to do is turn to The Protocall Group. We have been one of the best warehouse staffing and medical temp agencies in Philadelphia and the surrounding areas for years. Even if you’re not restricted to these industries, we can still help. Contact us today to learn more. 

2020-10-12T14:55:59+00:00 October 12th, 2020|Employers, Job Seekers|