The outbreak of Coronavirus may change the recruiting process forever. As any other aspect of our lives, the way companies hire has been dramatically affected by the pandemic, and some of those innovations may be here to stay.
More Remote Work and Virtual Recruiting
In the post-coronavirus world work will likely be more portable and decentralized. In just weeks, companies have realized that having their employees work from home is more feasible than previously thought. Specifically, HR departments are discovering that all the technology necessary to recruit remotely reality is already in place. Hiring managers are becoming increasingly aware of the possibilities of remote interviewing. This may lead to a lasting change that will turn work and hiring into more portable processes.
Because of the increase in remote work and the restrictions imposed by social distancing, automation is being embraced in many industries. Robots, artificial intelligence (A.I.) as well as touchless and cashless technologies are some of the tools that are becoming an everyday reality for many workers. On their part, hiring managers are studying the potential of automating some parts of the recruiting process and using A.I. to identify promising candidates.
More Virtual Events
Companies across many industries are discovering remote events, such as webinars and virtual trade shows. Meetings conducted on Zoom or Microsoft Teams are becoming part of popular culture, an indication of a shift in habits that may lead to more permanent change. When it comes to hiring and screening candidates, in-person interviews on campus and career fairs will probably never be the same after the next months.
In sum, the coronavirus outbreak has altered the way we approach work and hiring. Many of these innovations are only transitory, while others will stay with us for a long time, since they’re not mere responses to the crisis but the acceleration of processes that were already in place before the pandemic.
As you can see, the recruiting landscape is going through drastic changes, so it’s important to get guidance from experienced professionals. At Plexus Global we ensure global candidate screening through tailored solutions and the most reliable technology.
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