The TV remote is 3 meters away from you, the toilet is 5 steps to your right and the fridge is just around the corner. Where are you and what could you possibly be doing?
That’s right, you’re working from home!
Due to the spread of COVID-19, working from home is no longer a flexibility reward but the norm.
What does this mean for recruiters?
It means you can no longer conduct face-to-face interviews and hiring will have to take place remotely. For those new to recruiting, this will pose a challenge and that’s why, in this blog, we talk about how you can remodel your HR process to hire remotely.
As the world shifts to a remote workplace, companies and recruiters need to be able to adapt to new work environments. With unemployment projected to soar to 7% by October 2020, recruiters need to be prepared for an increase in the volume of applicants and find ways to screen candidates remotely.
Before COVID-19 each job received an average of 250 resumes per role and recruiters spent 73% of their time screening candidates. These numbers are bound to increase in the coming future. Furthermore, on average a recruiter spends 6 seconds scanning a resume before making a decision. Considering candidates are willing to spend about 118 minutes preparing and submitting an application, this is a huge disparity that will only get wider.
The challenge of hiring remotely will, therefore, be ensuring candidates are given a fair chance while also prioritising higher-stakes KPIs.
So what should you be looking for in remote hiring solutions?
Here are our top suggestions:
There are a number of technologies companies can use to facilitate remote hiring. Our top picks are below.
Overall, the success of your remote hiring process will rely on the technology chosen. There are a number of great solutions on the market. Use this opportunity to look at how you can use these tools to not only hire remotely now, but also hiring more efficiently in the future.