COVID-19 has undoubtedly affected the recruitment industry. Whether you’re an agency or work in an internal capacity, you will have felt an impact from the dreaded “C” word.
There’s been a lot of content that has been shared to help those through the crisis, and luckily it looks as though there’s light at the end of the tunnel - particularly when it comes to hiring.
For some, recruitment plans are going to be different for quite some time, so we wanted to create a piece that discusses the common trends that we've seen, as well as advice on how you can innovate your recruitment in 2021.
The biggest debate across the corporate world, regardless of the industry, size or location is remote working: to be, or not to be?
A lot of businesses have found that remote working has brought out the best in their employees, and in fact the demand to go back to the office is incredibly low. With giants such as Facebook and Twitter embracing a complete remote working model until summer 2021, a lot of smaller businesses are following suit.
The positives mean that many employees are cutting costs on their commute, have a better work-life balance and don’t have to worry about being potentially exposed to the virus. The negatives are all linked to poor mental health as well as a lack of motivation. This could be due to not having enough space to work, or being unable to focus due to children, friends or family needing attention.
Although there are negatives associated with remote working, the positives outweigh these, and many companies are looking at ways in which they can support those who are struggling with the adjustment.
Whether it’s ensuring that employees are equipped to work from home by sending them the correct technology, or companies purchasing meeting rooms or hot desk space for those who are struggling, the consensus is that remote working is here to stay.
Whether we like it or not, AI, Automation and general Technology has been the savior for a lot of companies during COVID-19, and we believe that it’s here to stay.
Outside of the recruitment industry, AI has already worked to provide personalised Covid care to patients, as well as allowing Biotechnology and Medical Device companies to accelerate how they process data related to COVID-19.
When you look at the recruitment industry, it’s clear that although AI will never replace ‘human’ recruitment, it can be used as a valuable tool to support companies that have still been hiring throughout lockdown.
Having access to platforms that can automate part of the screening process, as well as software that can allow interviews to run smoother, all contribute to the notion that technology has allowed the world to have some sort of normality during an unprecedented time.
COVID-19 has completely transformed how businesses will conduct their recruitment, and we understand that it can be difficult to know where to start when strategizing for 2021. We’ve put together 4 things for you to consider and assess before conducting your 2021 recruitment strategy!
COVID-19 has affected us all, and it can often feel like climbing a giant mountain when you have to recalibrate your entire recruitment strategy. However, it’s a marathon - not a sprint. Every business is unique, and our biggest piece of advice is to focus on what you can do to improve your recruitment strategy for 2021.
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