The year 2020 is going to be remembered for a long time. The pandemic brought on a lot of changes and the way we work and the way we recruit were among them. Virtually every business in every industry was impacted by it. Everyone had to adapt and just about all employees were forced to work virtually and remotely. A lot of companies continued to do well with these sweeping changes and even continued to recruit and bring new and talented employees on board. However, one of the aspects that proved to be very difficult when recruiting for marketing jobs during the pandemic was the onboarding process and being able to fully integrate new employees into the company. By the end of this article, you should learn more about these changes and some tips that can help you be more effective with your onboarding process.
The pandemic was something that made not only hiring employees more difficult, but it made it less practical too. That being said, there are still a lot of candidates out there and who can contribute to the success of your business. Because of this, you need to tackle these challenges and continue to bring new employees on board. While conducting interviews and only meeting candidates virtually before hiring them may not be the most familiar feeling, it’s something that has to be done. It’s become normalised and more and more meetings and interviews are conducted virtually in today’s digitally dominated business world.
To effectively recruit remotely, you need to change your way of thinking and get creative with it. That way, you can put yourself in a better position to find and hire the best candidates for the job.
Our agency believes in meeting various candidates before handing them off to the employer in question. That way, we can optimise the list we give to employers to save them time, energy, and hassle. Because of this, we meet candidates virtually. We conduct various video interviews to ensure we have a thorough understanding of them and to see what they are really about. This allows us to look beyond the CV and more at the person. This helps us present the most well-suited matches to your company’s culture and needs. If you desire, you can take a look at the interviews yourself. This will give you the chance to cut through some of the tedious work and save yourself some time.
Simply because you cannot meet candidates in person doesn’t mean you have to alter the way you normally recruit. You can continue to hold shorter interviews and follow them with longer and more formal ones.
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Communication and Reassurance
The process of starting a brand new job is always a nerve-inducing one for any new hire. This is even more true for those that are starting in the middle of a pandemic. As a manager of talent, it’s important to get your communication right when you are looking to bring a new employee on board.
One of the candidates we’ve recently secured a position for telling us about the process he went through. He told us that the hiring manager called him for an initial call and followed it with an email letting him know that he could always get in touch if he had any questions or concerns. Establishing an open line of communication is a must when you are bringing someone onboard virtually.
Helping the New Recruits with Technology
A lot of businesses would cease to exist if there wasn’t modern technology including laptops, Slack, Zoom, and even Virtual Private Networks. These things help us communicate with one another and collaborate while not in the same place. For those that consider themselves IT people, you’ll be no stranger to these things.
The majority of people struggle with learning new software and applications. These are core components of a lot of companies communication mix. Because of this, you need to ensure that you have crafted an easy to follow starter kit for new hires.
Structured Program for Welcoming New Hires
You need to have a structured program designed for brand new hires. This way, you can bring new employees on board remotely. This will give them the information they need and it will allow them to feel welcomed and well-integrated into the company from the start.
Keep in Contact with Them
You need to ensure that you remain in contact with any new hires. You want them to feel comfortable and you want them to know they can always communicate with you if needed. You shouldn’t be overbearing and continually check up on them or they might feel as if you don’t trust them. While you should be communicating a lot during the initial onboarding process, you can wean off as they get more comfortable and accustomed to how you do things.