As social distancing comes into effect, businesses are having to adapt as they adjust to their individual market needs.
Supermarkets, pharmacies and online retailers have seen an increase
in short term demand, bringing new challenges as both candidates and
recruitment teams are forced to stay at home. How can we continue to
recruit effectively in the new remote world we find ourselves in?
Understanding current recruitment challenges
Managing a remote working recruitment team
Recent Government announcements imply that only key workers are able
to travel into work. For many, this means working from home. Building a
positive remote working culture using online collaboration tools like
Microsoft Teams and Slack can make home working easier. However for
recruiters used to working with integrated ATS platforms, this can
represent something of a challenge.
Hiring temporary workers
Some industries, like food retailing and related supply chains have
announced recruitment drives as the need for temporary workers has
increased. Recruiters need to hire large numbers of candidates, quickly.
Recruiters also need to consider how short-term hiring will affect them
in the long term.
Assessing candidates remotely
Recruiting candidates remotely also throws up some questions. How do
you interview housebound candidates? How can you assess them? Today's
candidates expect to be empowered with mobile ready tools that give them
control over their entire application journey. Ultimately resulting in a
better candidate experience.
Adopting Remote Recruitment Solutions
Many of these challenges can be overcome with the recruitment
technology solutions currently on the marketplace. There are several
short-term solutions you can adopt, whilst still opening the door for
further expansion further down the road.
Hiring Efficiently in the Short Term
Remote interviewing isn’t new or complicated. When using these tools,
organisations are largely driven by the need to improve both candidate
and recruiter experience.
Here are a few tools that you can get up and running quickly.
Application and Screening
Unlike traditional screening methods, online screening
is largely automated. Killer questions can be used to quickly screen
out unsuitable candidates whilst efficiently identifying right-fit
candidates for further assessment or interview. The result? A positive
candidate experience with massive efficiency gains for the recruiter.
On-Demand Video Interviewing
Recorded video interviews
are a fantastic way to deliver a great candidate experience whilst
still engaging candidates remotely. Interviews can easily be shared with
hiring managers, which is of huge benefit when working with a remote
Live Video Interviewing and Candidate Scheduling
Face to face interviewing may not always be possible. Live interviewing
enables remote interviewing to happen where a candidate or interviewer
cannot be present. Alongside candidate self-scheduling and automated
calendar syncing tools, Live Video Interviews increase the speed and
likelihood of getting candidates to the next stage.
Future Proofing your Recruitment Team
Looking to the future, it makes sense to look at how to integrate
these efficiencies into your existing recruitment process. As
organisations start to scale from the current situation, is your
recruitment process robust enough for any future demand?
Volume Recruitment and your ATS
One key consideration is how your volume recruitment strategy should align with your ATS.
ATS are not designed to deliver the level of automation required to
successfully manage volume recruitment processes. We recommend
integrating a recruitment automation platform with your ATS to ensure
that the candidate has a great recruitment experience from start to
LaunchPad’s Recruitment Platform
Our recruitment automation platform is already saving recruiters 1000s of hours compared to traditional volume recruitment techniques.
If you are managing a remote recruitment team with a business in
demand for candidates, we can help. Our recruitment automation platform
offers online screening, online assessment integration, remote and live
interviewing. More over our AI tools help ensure you find the best
candidates at less cost to your business.
We work with some of the world's largest volume recruiters where cost and speed of recruitment is paramount.