Hiring Techniques To Help You Navigate Uncertain Times
Unemployment rates have improved slightly as we enter the fall season, as businesses have begun reopening around the country. While this is good news, as the markets continue to fluctuate in almost every industry, there is still a lot of hiring uncertainty right now. Here are some strategies that can assist your business to navigate through the winter months, regardless of what type or size of company you are part of.
Organizations are benefiting from demand
Organizations benefit from demand, and the need for qualified staff in IT, light industry, healthcare, and more is increasing. These enterprises are transparent in protecting workers from the COVID-19 virus in order to attract the best talent. While some articles on how Amazon employees are attempting to prosecute over-exposure to disease, employers try to counteract these trends during these difficult times by taking good care of their valuable employees. HR Daily Advisor reports that in recent weeks, key companies have seen a rise in applicants.
While the current pandemic has caused changes in how we work, businesses should still maintain their standard pre-employment screenings in place, from increasing our remote and work-from-home arrangements to social distancing and masking. While your company may be flooded right now with job seekers, it is not time to skip the pre-employment background and drug testing as a hiring best practice. Be more discerning if anything, not less.
Where we should be more creative, perhaps, is in the process of onboarding. How do you handle onboarding for remote workers at the moment? How are you onboarding those on-site workers? While thinking outside the box is always a good idea, many HR functions must meet standard regulatory requirements. To meet the needs of the future workforce, develop strategies for a long-term digital approach to onboarding.
Increase your interaction with current staff
It is also a good time to boost your interaction with current staff. They operate under some of the same uncertainties you are, so frequently reaching out to employees will communicate that you care about them. To build confidence in your company’s future, you can share business plans and the fact that you are hiring, too. If you’re staffing up, it’s also a good time to ask for candidate referrals.
Try giving your new recruits as well as your existing staff versatility. A big challenge facing many of your staff is how to handle work when kids are stuck in remote learning situations at home. Is there a way to accommodate some of these scenarios to help to make it through difficult times for existing and potential employees? To understand the difficulties they face, have you checked in with your employees? As we enter the winter months, consider how your organization can adjust and how you can support your best workers with any at-home situations that might occur.
To assist companies facing turbulent times, Emonics is standing by. To ensure that you find the best applicants for the role, we work hard. Our team is committed to working hand-in-hand with recruiting departments, whether it’s temporary staffing for the holiday upsurge or helping to locate full-time jobs. To find out how we can help, contact us.