Like many things, hiring is affected by the COVID pandemic; and employers shouldn’t expect to go back to business as usual when this crisis is resolved. Consider these hiring best practices in the workplace post-pandemic:
- Be prepared to address safety concerns. More than ever, prospects will want to know what you are doing to protect workers and keep them safe and healthy.
- Expect technology’s role to increase. Hiring managers must be able to adapt to virtual on-demand interviewing, texting information, and online scheduling. The scheduling and interviewing process must be efficient and flexible. At the same time, you’ll have to step up your online recruitment game, particularly if you’ve previously counted on job fairs and other in-person hiring events.
- Offer scheduling flexibility. Remember that with schools closed and other changes caused by the pandemic, workers may need more flexible schedules and/or the opportunity to work from home.