Remote Interviewing Changes in Light of COVID-19

Many of us are having to confront a new reality in which remote work and social distancing are either mandatory or highly encouraged. At Lever, we’ve decided to move to a fully remote model for interviewing, and we anticipate that this already is — or soon may be — the case for many of you.

We’ve already seen this shift with our customers, who have increased their usage of Zoom interviews by 50% in the last 3 weeks.

Read more at: https://www.lever.co/zoom-upgrade/

Coronavirus as a Recruitment Challenge

We do live in unprecedented times. If someone would tell me a month ago that the borders of my country would be closed I would have to laugh. It’s a reality now. I had some discussions with some recruiters about possible impacts on the recruitment industry. This situation nudged me to think about a lot of things. An example could be how we as recruiters do our job. If you are a recruiter the impact of coronavirus on recruitment will depend on two aspects.

Read more at: https://recruitingblogs.com/profiles/blogs/coronavirus-as-a-recruitment-challenge

The Recruitment Reading List: January 2020

It’s the fifteenth week of January. And while it’s a bit late to be talking about resolutions at this stage, there are still eleven months of 2020 to go. Despite January apparently lasting four of them.

Cultivate better habits.

Make the most of your downtime.

Learn something new.

Books are a good way to do all of the above. And they’re cheap.

Read more at: https://www.hunted.com/industry-content/recruitment-reading-list-january-2020

The History of Labor Day

Labor Day, the first Monday in September, not only does it mark the end of the summer and the back-to-school blues, it’s a creation of the labor movement and is dedicated to the social and economic achievements of American workers. We celebrate a yearly national tribute to the contributions workers have made to the strength, prosperity, and well-being of our country.

Read more at: https://recruitingblogs.com/profiles/blogs/how-to-use-a-recruitment-agency-to-your-advantage

CANDIDATE EXPERIENCE: DEFINITION, IMPORTANCE, AND TIPS TO IMPROVE

THE QUESTION IS: ARE YOU DELIVERING A GOOD CANDIDATE EXPERIENCE?

I am going to talk about how you can improve your candidate experience. After all, effective recruitment depends upon how happy the candidates are who will eventually become your employees.

Sound interesting?

Read more at: https://recruitingblogs.com/profiles/blogs/candidate-experience-definition-importance-and-tips-to-improve

Top 4 Recruiting Trends of 2019

The recruitment process keeps on evolving. Technology has given recruitment a new direction to get quality talent.  The traditional method has taken a backseat with the introduction of new tools and solutions. Now, the companies have better opportunities to add value to their talent pool.  But with the right tools, you also need to know about the right direction to head in. The best approach to determine this is by following the current trends.

Read more at: https://recruitingblogs.com/profiles/blogs/top-4-recruiting-trends-of-2019

How This Candidate Wowed the Recruiter . . . After Turning Down the Job

Everyone wants to make a good first impression. But few of us spend much time thinking about how to make a memorable final impression.

One of LinkedIn’s recruiters was floored when a candidate sent her a thoughtful handwritten thank-you note and two bottles of wine — after he had rejected LinkedIn’s job offer. He sent the hiring manager a note and a bottle of whiskey.

Read more at: https://business.linkedin.com/talent-solutions/blog/candidate-experience/2019/say-no-thanks-to-job-offer-this-way

The 10 Must-Read Articles for Recruiters This Week

If you’re looking for a stimulating read, here’s a great list for you. We found some of the best recent articles published for talent professionals and posted them below. They cover a wide range of topics, including a big idea to help close the gender pay gap, an important upcoming decision in the US Supreme Court, and how well-meaning employment engagement surveys can backfire.

Read more at: https://business.linkedin.com/talent-solutions/blog/weekly-digest/2019/the-10-must-read-articles-for-recruiters-this-week13

Opening Doors: Implementing a Neurodivergent Friendly Recruitment Process

However, many employers worry that they aren’t equipped with enough knowledge to develop an efficient accessible hiring strategy and this is where the issue lies. Rezoomo.com‘s Joanne McDonagh and Brian Devane explain below why and how employers can help create a neurodivergent friendly approach to hiring.

Findings from a study carried out by Westminster ‘AchieveAbility’ commission for dyslexia and Neurodivergence (UK) found that 88% of neuroatypical candidates felt discouraged from applying for a job and for those that did apply 52% where left feeling discriminated against during the selection process.

More information: https://www.inhouserecruitment.co.uk/neurodiversity/

Revamp Your Hiring Process for 2019

What better way to spend the last of your budget than on investments to improve your hiring processes in the new year? Considering we are at a record breaking unemployment rate, high volume hiring will likely continue well into 2019, so it should be a top priority. Below, we will discuss three areas to consider investing in to ensure your hiring process is top-notch in 2019.

More information: http://www.crawfordthomas.com/2019/01/15/revamp-your-hiring-process-for-2019/