With the current global COVID-19 pandemic, the use of remote hiring is going to see an increase exponentially. Hiring remotely will continue until there is a clear timeline for remote working and social distancing to adjust.
At present, there isn’t an exact date as to when normal proceeding may resume. So now more than ever, it is essential for businesses to continue to have solid plans in place to help them to continue recruiting.
So what should you consider when recruiting remotely?At present, there isn’t an exact date as to when normal proceeding may resume, so now more than ever it is essential for businesses to continue to have solid plans in place to help them to continue recruiting. #biztips Click To Tweet
Remote interviews may help to reduce your costs in relation to interviewing significantly. In some cases, the interviewer may reimburse any travel costs incurred, however, it’s not always the case.
Interviewing through a phone interview screening, and standard calls remove the cost of travel completely. This may lead to both parties needing to agree on additional stages to the interview process.Remote interviews may help to reduce your costs in relation to interviewing significantly. #businesstips Click To Tweet
Time for Recruiting Remotely
Both the interviewee and the interviewer have fewer restrictions regarding timings. It may be much easier to schedule a call or video-all compared to arranging a face-to-face interview.
The interviewee may be able to more easily fit an interview in their routine because they haven’t got to arrange a time to travel and often fit it into their lunch break.
Compared to a face-to-face interview, they are much less likely to need to take time off work to take part in an interview, they will be much more flexible, and more likely to be able to attend further interviews in the same manner.It may be much easier to schedule a call or video-all compared to arranging a face-to-face interview. #hiringremotely Click To Tweet
Travel is no longer a factor in the recruitment process. Hence, this means you are able to expand your geographical search location when trying to source new members of your team.
While finding someone to relocate is still a long-term issue, the pool of candidates is much wider. This gives them more needed time to decide or make arrangements to relocate if needed in the future.
One of the most key parts of an interview process is usually coming on-site, meeting colleagues, and getting a full understanding of the business. Part of the interview would usually include a first-hand view and site tour.
When you remotely interview, this key area is excluded, so you may find that some candidates are reluctant to join until they have a full understanding of the business.
Technology is forever adapting, and there are many ways that you can connect with potential employees such as using Zoom and Microsoft Teams. However, these applications are only as good as the internet connection.
If the internet connection is poor, then it can lead to lagged videos or parts of conversations been missed. This can lead to interviews been stressful and a little bit awkward, this may not lead to the best results from the interviewee.
Today with Zoom, Facebook video and Google meetings it’s easier than ever to feel like you are sitting in the room with someone while interviewing.Technology is forever adapting, and there are many ways that you can connect with potential employees such as using Zoom and Microsoft Teams. #InspireToThrive Click To Tweet
In Conclusion of Hiring Online
Remote hiring is looking like the most viable option for the time been in order to contain the spread of COVID-19 during the recruitment process, there are benefits, but there are also pitfalls.
As a business, it’s important for you to continue operating as usual. Therefore, it’s good to consider alternative ways to recruit.
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