The new year is bringing with it a unique set of recruiting challenges. COVID-19 continues to alter the landscape and may make candidate sourcing and hiring difficult for months to come, if not longer.
Knowing how to navigate 2021’s recruiting challenges is a must. That way, your company can continue to thrive, even during these unprecedented times. If you’d like to know how you can conquer these challenges, here are some issues you may face and tips for overcoming any obstacles.
Handling Onboarding Remotely
Many companies have transitioned to a largely online hiring process. While sourcing candidates online isn’t anything new and hosting virtual interviews is often simple enough to tackle, handling onboarding remotely can be a different story.
A great onboarding process is both engaging and thorough. Figuring out how to offer that kind of experience virtually can be daunting, especially for companies that don’t have a well-defined process.
Ideally, you want to start by creating a set procedure that’s tailored to the role. Not only will this help keep your process on target, but it removes any extraneous details that don’t apply to the new hire. This can shorten the onboarding process while ensuring all critical information is covered.
You also want to have well-defined goals, articulate expectations clearly, and facilitate key introductions that help the new hire mesh with their team. This sets the incoming employee up for success, both in the short- and long-term.
Additionally, rethink traditional approaches. For instance, consider embracing a digital signature solution for as much of the new hire paperwork as possible. This will limit the number of documents you actually need to print and send to the incoming employee for a physical signature.
Finding the Right Candidates Quickly
While many companies see an increase in the number of applicants due to higher unemployment rates, that doesn’t mean they are all great matches. Since the quality of the fit has a big impact on success, companies need a way to identify the strongest candidates in the bunch.
At times, embracing the right technologies can help. With a robust applicant tracking system (ATS), you can automate initial screening processes using keyword selection and similar techniques. When you do, you’ll only be presented with candidates who are a reasonable match, ensuring everyone who clearly isn’t a fit is eliminated.
However, even that approach can still be time-consuming. After all, the remainder of the screening processes remains in your company’s hands. Luckily, there is an efficient alternative.
By partnering with The Advance Group, you gain access to candidate search allies who can expedite your hiring process. Along with sourcing exceptional candidates, our team can handle many of the initial screening processes, ensuring the job seekers you meet are genuinely great fits.
Our process is a cost-effective, quick way to fill various openings that allows you to focus on your other responsibilities. If you’d like to learn more about how we can help you overcome 2021’s recruiting challenges, the staff at The Advance Group wants to hear from you. Contact us today.