With work from home becoming the new norm after the outbreak of COVID-19, remote recruiting is now a common thing in the corporate world. For the longest time, face-to-face interviews were the erstwhile norms of talent acquisition. However, this pandemic has not just dramatically disrupted every traditional hiring practice but also made virtual meetings and usage of recruitment management software a common affair.
Companies in India switched to remote hiring just to make sure the safety of the candidates and their staff. Even though we are amidst a crisis right now, growth-focused businesses need the talent to drive growth as well as acquire targets. HR professionals of these companies are always on the lookout for exceptional talent for their organization. Now, remote hiring has turned out to be an acutely convenient, flexible, efficient, cost-effective, and time-saving option for these organizations. It has, undoubtedly, opened a huge spectrum of talents cutting across geographies.
According to a recent study, the majority of recruiters in India prefer to continue with the remote hiring mechanism. Here is when a big question arises- How can recruiters ensure the effectiveness of the remote hiring to make it produce the desired results?
In this blog, we will tell you the top four ways to make remote hiring result-driven.
Build A Strong Reputation
A good employer brand is vital for both remote as well as traditional recruitment management. If remote hiring is considered, candidates develop opinions on an organization based on its online presence. That means a good online employer brand boosts the aspiration among people to join that company. Now, companies can create a strong employer brand by projecting their culture on social media pages and websites. HR managers can post employee testimonials, their achievements, acknowledgments at renowned employee experience platforms, etc.
Rely On the Right Technology
One of the most important factors of remote recruitment management is to offer candidates a great journey as well as experience. This can also help in building the brand of an organization. As we discussed earlier, there are a host of recruitment management systems available in the Indian market today. They not just support remote hiring but are also useful in acquiring some great talents. Companies who want to hire candidates in remote settings can rely on advanced applicant tracking systems that streamline the whole hiring process, from candidate assessment to evaluation of the candidates’ skillsets.
Increase Talent Scouting On Social Media
For those who do not know, social media presence is a great way to create the foundation for effective remote hiring i.e., to find out quality talents and establish contacts with them. Online networking sites such as LinkedIn provide a lot of opportunities for HRs to connect with the right candidate. At the same time, it is important to note that HRs should have a targeted approach while creating a presence on social media. One should always use the right hashtag to target the candidates of desired profiles as well as locations. In addition to this, HRs can even spark off discussions on social media on their firm’s amazing work culture and employee benefit programs. This can help in developing positive opinions among prospective candidates.
Check Candidates’ WFH Compatibility
HR managers have a huge responsibility of structuring the hiring process in such a way that it becomes simple to know whether a person will be able to work remotely or not. Instead of a one-to-one online interview, HRs can go for a two-or-three-member interview panel to know the spontaneity and body language of that candidate. Apart from that, companies should also evaluate the skill set of every candidate.
That’s it, we have come to the conclusion.
These are some easy ways to make remote recruitment management efficient as well as result-driven. We hope this blog will help you to adapt to the changes happening in the business world and keep up with the changing hiring trends. Good luck.