A lot of companies are hiring employees amidst coronavirus. They take advantage of virtual hiring to stretch out their needs for competent and efficient workforce. Luckily, there are HR technologies and tools in place that allow work teams to collaborate on tasks despite geographical distance and global lockdowns.?
COVID-19 does not only change how the economy works; but also, the way how we hire.
The pandemic taught us to subsist in this so-called new normal society. Since there is no way that we can exterminate the virus, we must learn how to live with it. For this reason, working from home has been most (if not all) employees? work alternative. The success of remote working paves a way to a virtualized hiring process. HR Technology is the next big thing.
Hiring employees in the face of the pandemic has a couple of remarkable benefits. Allow me to list some of them below.
Wider Applicant Reach
To win the job, physical presence is no more a priority. Through proper HR tools, everything can now be done remotely. Companies do not anymore limit their hiring to local talents. They started offering jobs to experienced and skilled talents outside the country.
It is worth mentioning that there is no need to be troubled with federal paper works like work permits and visas when hiring remote workers. Truly, creating a team of unique and competent employees does not have to be troublesome.
It is believed further that when remote teams can seamlessly deliver the goals despite the distance and communication challenges, a new work model is about to begin.
Intelligent time spending
Most companies waste too much time searching for the right candidate for the job. Potential candidates go through several interview rounds. Gone are the days that candidates are required to go to the human resource office and pass all the screening tests just to nail the job. With virtual hiring, they simply send their application documents via email. It is in this similar platform that the human resource manager gets to know the candidates better through their basic details. This information has been exchanged over phone calls or emails. Candidates may simply access the link to the screening tests and email over a screenshot of their test results to the hiring officer.
More efficiency and time management
Virtual hiring is helpful to both the job candidates and the hiring officer. Hiring officers of most-sought companies must anticipate an all but endless queue of candidates. In the usual interview process, job aspirants are required to wait until being called to get in. Being in queue for a couple of hours wastes time. On the other hand, the hiring officer throws away his precious time too. Thus, he could have better managed it better through virtual interview.
Virtual hiring is time-bounded. It sets a definite duration and time intended for every virtual interview. Candidates just need to be ready for the interview at least five minutes ahead of the schedule.
Better decision in hiring employees
A cloud-based Human Resource tool, when used in virtual hiring, promotes smarter hiring decisions. A recorded virtual interview helps the hiring team makes better decisions.
For a job candidate who doesn?t know whether or not he can bag the position at hand, a virtual interview is ideal. There is no need to waste time and money going back and forth just to receive a job rejection letter. On the other hand, the hiring officer does not have to wait for a job candidate who got stuck in traffic.
Here?s the thing.
Whether you like it or not, you must attune yourself to the new normal. As remote working continues to bloom, other processes are expected to keep up with this existing change. No wonder that hiring, assessments, and grievance management will also be done virtually in the months to come.