A recent survey shows that organizations adept at hiring talent had two times better profits than those less capable in recruitment. The reason why recruitment remains so powerful is that if you don’t bring in the right players, the other operational functions suffer, which diminishes the company’s ability to retain workers, your overall employer brand deteriorates, eroding your bottom-line.
The current recruitment question is; will the coronavirus outbreak turn the remote workforce into a new reality for most businesses long term? The full verdict is out, and I think that we can all agree that the world may never be the same again. Therefore, for the business to succeed now, and post covid, you need recruitment on the leading edge. Those seeking recruitment also need to work on adjusting to this global change as well.
However, recruitment is putative by a recruiter. A recruiter is an individual who finds qualified candidates for a job opening and works to meet the demands of both the employer and employee. Throughout the hiring process, the recruiter owns the end-to-end process of talent acquisition.
Some of the responsibilities of a recruiter are as follows:
- Meeting the hiring manager after the organization opens new job requisition
- As well as attracting and sourcing candidates, pre-screening, and presenting qualified job candidates to the hiring manager
- Serving as the employer brand ambassador while internally and externally soliciting employee referrals
- Serving as the main point of contact for all parties throughout the collaborative hiring process
- Conducting reference checks and background checks
- Managing the job offer process
- Delivering an exceptional candidate experience
- Participating in employee onboarding to ensure the new hire is prepared to begin work
Having said this, we cannot rule out the fact that recruiters focus on building relationships with candidates and hiring managers alike. While people are understandably experiencing a lot of panic and uncertainty about their employment prospects as they go about job seeking; here are some strategies to impress recruiters during the pandemic.
Gaining New Skills
Using your time in quarantine to your advantage is a great way to get ahead of the game. Develop your skills in an online course in topics such as Microsoft Excel in SEO. It will show potential recruiters that you have done something constructive with your time.
Access to Proper Technology
With this pandemic and the need to keep to your space, one needs proper technology around him or her for work efficiency. These include laptops, personal computers, smart devices, access to the internet, and so on. You are more productive having these readily at your disposal in this period of pandemic and beyond.
Increasing Your Remote Work Abilities
Organizations have cut down work hours because of the need to observe the social distance; and this has increased the essence of working remotely; a development that may have come to stay with us longer than we might imagine. Working as a team will be highly productive because we all need to adjust to the new developments from the pandemic; and the abilities to work remotely is a very productive development.
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