If there’s one thing the pandemic has taught us, it’s that working remotely is a viable strategy. Yes, we’ve had to make adjustments, including finding ways to integrate work and family responsibilities when one’s “office” is one’s living room, but many of the unwritten assumptions which had traditionally kept many employers from offering telework options have been challenged.
A surprising number of companies still rely on a reactive recruitment strategy. They wait until a vacancy opens up, and then they put a HELP WANTED sign in the window – or they do the digital equivalent, which is placing an ad on a job board.
The Coronavirus outbreak has changed the way we interact with others, and it’s limiting the way companies interact with large groups of candidates and industry connections. Now, more than ever, it’s time to think about keeping connections alive with digital capabilities. Is your business doing all it can to stay in touch with your candidate network?
Throughout the Covid-19 crisis, people spoke about the idea of a “New Normal” without ever really defining what it means. Everyone knew that the pandemic had changed things forever, and that we would all have to learn new ways of working and communicating. This idea of the New Normal acted as kind of a placeholder, representing all those processes that we would figure out in the future.
Recruiting and finding the right candidate can be an intense process for any size organization in every industry. Particularly now, that we are all busy reinventing how to deliver results and meet goals while been equally busy adapting to our current and evolving work environment.
Artificial intelligence in HR offers many advantages, from faster application processing to automated screening interviews. Perhaps the best advantage, AI offers is to completely eliminate bias from the hiring process. After all, a machine wouldn’t discriminate based on someone’s gender or ethnicity.