Keep Calm and Carry on Recruiting

ema increasingly uses a range of on line tools for screening interviews and assessments as part of a recruitment process, however as the coronavirus takes hold and forces everyone to seek alternative ways of conducting their business – recruitment is no exception.  With current day technical solutions recruitment activity can still be facilitated through a wide range of on line products for example,  Zoom and Microsoft Teams amongst others and these are great tools – HR teams will be embracing technology to meet your recruitment requirements now and going forward – so here are the….

Top Tips For Employers

 Seek advice from your recruitment expert

We can advise you on how best we can support you in making progress in meeting your recruitment requirements to ensure your future requirements are met whilst HR teams are working from home.

Adopting online tools to move your recruitment forward

HR teams may have been using technology to aid recruitment for some time but if this is new to your organisation this is something that could be done from home in a safe place.  Packages can be uploaded to computers and group chats can take place to conduct screening Interviews.  Practice makes perfect and it is important that HR leads become comfortable with this approach and also hiring managers.

Getting the best from the interview

Whilst previously not seen to be ideal, this is a great tool for getting the very best information from candidates in order to move the conversations forward and getting you nearer to a position of appointment.  On line tools such as Zoom and Microsoft Team amongst others enable what isn’t possible to gauge over the telephone and that is body language.

Ensuring you present your organisation in the best possible way

Allowing the candidate time to prepare for the interview is just as important as giving notice for an office-based interview.  Ensure enough time is afforded, a full explanation at the start of the interview and what may happen following the interview is important to managing the relationship and your reputation as an employer.

Prepare your environment in the same way as expected of the candidate

Pick a quiet place to interview so that you can be the focal point on the screen. Remove anything distracting behind you and keep it neutral.  Turn off your television and radio and close your window to prevent external noise. If you are expecting a delivery leave a do not disturb sign on the door.

Close other programs on your computer and turn your phones off and avoid interruptions

Getting notifications during the interview is distracting and unprofessional. Before your interview, make sure all other windows on your computer are closed (especially if they make noise).

Conscious / Unconscious Bias

Non present face to face activity can create barriers to how a candidate is received and bias can creep in, so be careful of that so as to ensure a fair and transparent process.

Remember to follow up and give feedback where requested

HR Supporting You to Move Forward

A major challenge for HR is preparing and looking forward through crisis, ensuring your organisation has the right people, with the right skills, in the right place at the right time