Updated: May 6, 2022
Covid-19 has changed our lives and plans upside down. It seems to have created a massive barrier between us and the future, making the latter vague and unpredictable. However, it’s the challenges that generate innovation and bring opportunities. Think of new ways to get things done, don’t be afraid to try new things, and bravely question the old ones.
One of the challenges mentioned above has to do with hiring new employees and talent acquisition. It is so hard to compete with more giant corporations that have many resources. Still, we are here to tell you that the right people will come your way. Think about every possible way to move forward and come out of those challenges with honor. Don't fear the new challenges in talent acquisition. Instead, come up with practical ways to create a strong workforce. We all have adjusted to living our lives virtually, and even after the pandemic, returning to everyday life may be a long way. But what if it’s more time-consuming than it used to be? What if we continue using this virtual lifestyle?
Remote or hybrid work has tremendous advantages that we never imagined. One of the most apparent ones is that it offers flexibility, saves time, and provides a great wealth of global talent. Remote or hybrid business models can decrease the turnover rate, boost employee output and efficiency if done correctly. As author Zig Ziglar so expertly said, “You don’t build a business, you build people, and then people build the business.” Here we highlight the nine most workable tips to guide you in hiring the right people virtually in 2021. Shall we start?!
Assure Safety And Sanitation
As estimated, 68% of employers are excited to return to work, 28% of employees say they are eager. The reason is that the majority do not want to put their health in danger. Just because you take every measure to ensure your employee’s health and safety, you may not attract candidates. Take the opportunity to talk about them from the very beginning. Every employee likes to feel that their leader takes care of them. Mention your safety plan in your job description. If the job is a match, your candidates will want to get the details about your company. They will seek reassurance that you care about safety and have protocols and guidelines in place. Hence, using it in your employer branding will increase your chances of attracting your candidates for a simple reason.
Your recruitment ads should include the measures you take for safety and sanitation. The process of hiring won't be effective in attracting candidates if you don’t take sanitation seriously. Having safety precautions is not something to stand out. It is a necessity and is a minimum requirement for every employer looking to open their door back up. With any implemented safety measure, be sure to inform all employees about it. If you have specific protocols, ensure that employees know the details of the protocols as well. The more effort employees see as you enforce safety protocols, they will feel less eager and more protected by you.