Couple of months back, as the world began to prepare for a fight against a pandemic, and a good percentage of workforce had started to take advantage of the lockdown, companies and employees were trying to visualise the future of a workplace. It is now more important than ever to be agile and adapt a strategy to the economic condition, and get ready to hire during uncertain times. As one of the top recruitment agencies in India, here are a few things you should know to hire in a post-COVID era…
Changes in job market
COVID-19 has impacted almost every person, every market and every industry out there. While each of them has been affected differently, understand where does you industry lie. For example, if you are an IT firm looking to hire talents it is important that you understand the resources a candidate MUST have to continue working from home. You may also avail the help of a good recruitment agency in IT industry.
Anticipate hiring needs
The key to hiring in difficult times is to analyse you short- and long-term hiring needs. And for that you will need to quickly adapt and adjust your hiring plan to cater to the current and future state of the workforce, instead of sticking to the hiring plan you made before pandemic. Recruitment agencies like Prometheus Consulting employs qualified and experienced recruitment consultants to help you hire, and identify and fill gaps at your organization.
In times of cost-cutting and optimizations, companies avoid spending on hiring candidates to lose them because they weren’t a fit and having to do the recruitment process all over again. So determine who is an ideal candidate for a job role and company culture, before you start screening through CVs. Also, at this point seeking help from a recruitment agency like Prometheus seems viable, as they have a database of candidates, and bring customized recruitment solutions for every requirement they get.
How companies treat their employees during the COVID 19 pandemic will most likely define how their brands will work in the near future. Employer branding is always a priority for all businesses. And being empathetic towards your employees is important, now more than ever.
Hiring in post COVID times is definitely going to be different. The key here, is to understand the changes in a particular industry and adopting them in your recruiting strategy.