Has COVID changed recruitment forever?

Posted by Tilt Recruitment on October 15th, 2021

Has COVID changed recruitment forever?

Posted by Tilt Recruitment on October 15, 2021

The biggest change to recruitment since is not the rise of the Zoom interview – it’s what the Zoom interview represents.

Virtual interviews for virtual roles mean virtually the entire world is your talent pool. Many businesses have not only embraced hiring without meeting in person, but also embraced hiring internationally.

Even with meeting in person now being an option again, most companies are still beginning, if not completing, the interview process online.

But this isn’t the only change to recruitment in the new normal. There are three major points every recruiter or hiring manager needs to be aware of.

1. Build relationships

Building rapport has always been important in recruitment, but when you can’t meet candidates in person, you need to find new ways to create a close relationship and gain a clear understanding of their needs and talents.

While video calls are a great way to handle this, not all candidates will be as familiar with them as you are. Send out SMS surveys to make sure your pool of candidates are happy with communicating this way, get feedback on how you can improve, and discuss their job search status in detail.

2. Make sure they’re prepared

Again, telling candidates to “be prepared” is an old saw that takes on a new meaning when they’re preparing for a Zoom interview. Like it or not, you are now their tech support. You’ll need to make sure they’ve installed and understood the software and have a strong internet connection.

Not everyone is up to speed with this yet, so repeat information in a few different ways to make sure they get it. Texting is often considered the best way to make sure your messages are seen, as the average adult checks their phone every 12 minutes.

3. Consider candidates’ mental health and wellbeing

40% of UK workers report increased money worries because of the pandemic, according to YourMoney.com. To be able to do their best work, people need to be secure in their roles and have a way to express and relieve their anxieties. Recruiters now need to consider this for every candidate. Don’t pry, but do try to understand the levels of importance and anxiety around certain elements of work, to make sure you’re matching the right candidate with the right organisation and role.

Latest blog posts

The Transformative Impact of Cloud Computing on IT Job Roles

Posted on

Cloud computing has become a game-changer in the world of information technology, revolutionising the way businesses operate and transforming the roles of IT professionals. As organisations increasingly adopt cloud-based solutions, the demand for skilled professionals in this domain has skyrocketed. In this blog post, we’ll explore how the implementation of cloud computing is reshaping IT […]

Read more

Building a Strong Employer Brand in Tech

Posted on

In today’s hyper-competitive tech industry, having a robust employer brand is the key to attracting and retaining the best and brightest talent. Your employer brand is the reputation and image your company projects as an employer, and it can be the deciding factor in whether top tech professionals choose to work for you or your […]

Read more

In-Demand Tech Skills: What Employers Are Looking for in the Modern Era

Posted on

In today’s fast-paced digital world, technology is advancing at an unprecedented rate. From the rise of artificial intelligence and machine learning to the ubiquity of cloud computing and cybersecurity threats, the tech landscape is constantly evolving. As a result, employers are seeking professionals with a diverse range of skills to stay ahead of the curve […]

Read more

Get in touch and we’ll call you right back!

    Before getting in touch with us, please ensure you take a look at our privacy notice so you understand what data we collect from you, why we collect it and what we do with it.

    Fields marked with * are mandatory