It’s a well-known fact that job interviews are stressful for candidates. However, hiring managers also face their share of difficult questions. Therefore, they must be ready to offer clear, honest answers to inquiring potential new hires.
Below you will find three questions related to coronavirus any hiring manager should be ready to answer.
How Has the Company Navigated the Last Months?
Needless to say, always provide honest answers to these and any other questions that potential employees may ask. It doesn’t have to be a detailed answer; describing your company’s response to the pandemic with broad strokes should be enough to offer candidates a reasonably accurate picture of the values and culture that drive your organization. These are some aspects you can consider sharing:
- The specific way in which you have implemented remote work.
- The mechanisms the company has devised to support employees.
- Tools in use to keep your team connected (Zoom, Teams, Trello, etc.)
What Are Your Greatest Challenges Right Now?
A prospective employee will have the understandable need to get a sense of the current situation within your company. Even more important, the fact that your company decided to fill that role now means that the position is crucial to face the complex circumstances caused by the pandemic. Outline the challenges ahead and explain how the hiring decision you are about to make relates to your overall strategy.
What Is the Company Doing to Help New Hires Succeed?
Any new hire expects to make a positive impact on the company that hired them. But in order to do so, they must receive the appropriate support and adequate tools. Explain what steps the company has taken to ensure that the new members of the team are able to make a significant contribution. This may include any new methods the company has adopted to foster remote collaboration, the onboarding process during the pandemic, and the plan to transition to office work once is safe to do so.
Now you can consider yourself ready to answer some of the questions that will become increasingly common over the next months. However, remember that when it comes to recruiting, it’s important to get help from an expert. At Plexus Global we ensure global candidate screening through tailored solutions and the most reliable technology.
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