June 23, 2020
As your business navigates through the pandemic, enhance your candidate experience to build teams that will help you succeed.
COVID-19 changed everything. Most businesses are likely to feel the effects of this pandemic for years to come. It is essential to have people who will help your organization survive and thrive. Simplifying your hiring process is an effective way to encourage qualified candidates to choose you.
Develop a method for conducting remote interviews and follow-ups. Train your hiring managers thoroughly so they understand how this will work and conduct test interviews if possible. This can help your staff prepare for potential issues such as delays or glitches, practice reading physical cues over a screen and determine what paperwork to have available before a video chat begins.
Potential hires may not be able to sign documents in person. Make sure everything that requires their signature can be completed electronically.
Create a solid onboarding process that can be completed online. It should be user-friendly and all-encompassing. New employees should fully understand their goals and expectations so they can become productive as quickly as possible.
Take advantage of a group chat service. Fresh hires won’t be able to stop by a co-workers desk to ask questions. Give them an easy way to reach out and obtain information they cannot request in person.
Once you’ve determined a candidate has the necessary skills and qualifications, you can make a conditional offer. Then it’s time to run comprehensive background checks to verify they meet any employment and educational requirements and that they don’t have disqualifying criminal records. Next you can take a positive step forward by implementing ongoing backgrounds screenings.
Scheduling recurring criminal background checks shows you have a commitment to your staff. This lets each employee know that you want them to be a part of your organization for the long-term. It also demonstrates your commitment to their safety and well-being. Screening each person annually or periodically indicates you are emphasizing safety and longevity for the individuals who represent your brand.
As the world continues to change, we are all trying to find the best ways to operate cleanly and professionally. It is more important than ever to maintain an open line of communication throughout the hiring and onboarding process.
The applicants you consider may have been laid off or working in other industries. If so, they might be attempting to refocus their careers. This can be a period of uncertainty and people are likely to have questions as they build up their transferable skills.
Creating a smooth hiring process, demonstrating an ongoing commitment and communicating effectively will encourage strong players to select you as they search for a stable job path.
When you are ready to run background checks, please contact us. Our team is highly trained and able to help you build background screening packages for any type of position. We’re here to answer questions and assist you Monday through Friday from 7am to 6pm PT.