Crikey! Running a business isn’t easy, is it? Especially when times are tough. But the most challenging of times can actually be a prime opportunity to nab the very best talent on the market. Whenever the economy takes a nosedive, candidates (many of whom wouldn’t normally be available) flood the market – leaving savvy managers free to swoop in.
But there are some golden rules to hiring in hard times.
See, it’s not all bad. Recruiting in tough times can be downright savvy. But our support doesn’t end there – oh no! We’ve created a whole heap of guides for your perusal.
A job interview is the most important step in the recruitment process, and you’ll want to create a positive
interview experience for all candidates, whether or not they are successful. A recent LinkedIn survey found that
83 per cent of candidates would change their mind about a role due to an unsatisfactory interview, while 87 per
cent of candidates reported that a positive interview experience would make them more likely to accept the job.
If you’re recruiting staff, you might think that the coronavirus pandemic has totally ruined your onboarding procedure, now that everyone’s working from home. Yes, you’ve got to adapt, but you can still onboard new staff effectively without ever meeting your new recruit in person.