Unemployment is high, but many companies may struggle to fill positions during and after COVID-19. Here is how to prepare for post-COVID hiring challenges.
There is not a single aspect of people’s lives that has not been touched by the COVID-19 pandemic in some way. It is changed the way we seek entertainment, how we go on dates and meet new people, and even how we make financial decisions. Through it all, though, few parts of life have been more affected by the crisis than employment.
For employers and job seekers alike, the world of recruitment is looking far different today than it was a few months ago. As you are ramping up your staffing and preparing for post-COVID hiring, there are several changes you can expect to see.
The Needle in the Haystack
It is no secret that millions of Americans are out of work because of the pandemic. That means the job market is flooded with candidates in countless industries and markets.
As an employer, that’s both good and bad news. The good news is that with more candidates overall, chances are that there will be more great candidates available to join your team. The bad news is that you must filter through all the not-so-ideal candidates to find them.
Because of this, more employers will likely be turning to recruitment firms this year. Dedicated recruiters have the expertise and the resource to find great talent, so you stand to save even more time than ever in this cluttered job market.
Demand for Adaptability
COVID-19 has shown candidates how dramatically the world can change in a matter of weeks. Many of them are out of a job purely because their previous employers were not able to adapt to the changes.
Because of this, when those top-notch candidates are deciding between you and the other employers who want them, they’ll be looking for your adaptability. They will want to know how you weathered COVID-19 and how you are prepared to handle future crises that come your way.
It will be up to you to prove that you can deliver that job security. This is another way a recruitment firm can help: by finding ways to show off your adaptability in job postings and candidate searches.
Another discovery made during COVID-19 is the discovery that working from home is truly practical. This has a few implications for you.
First, it means you will be competing with more employers that you used to. Companies that allow remote working are no longer limited to candidates in their area, so your competition has grown.
Second, it could mean that more employees will be looking for remote working options. The more amenable you are to working from home, even allowing employees to split their time between home and the office, the more great candidates you are likely to attract. Our recruitment team can help you sell yourself in your job postings to make you a strong competitor in the market.
Preparing for Post-COVID Hiring
We are all looking forward to the world ramping back up, and Canon Recruiting is already preparing for post-COVID hiring.
To poise your business to attract the best talent in today’s job market now is the time to get started. Call our recruiters today to make the most of your candidate search.