As COVID-19 continues to stun the world, many organizations have had no choice but to leave behind the comfort of their offices and adapt to the reality of working from home. Even though many of us are mandated to stay home, most organizations cannot afford to indefinitely pause their business.
As the show must go on, so must the acquisition of new help. How can you grow your team from the confines of your home? After speaking with industry professionals, we have compiled a list of tips and tricks you can adopt when hiring for remote offices.
Some candidates may not have experience interviewing remotely. As telecommunication and remote job sites grow, many candidates are stepping out of their comfort zones. Understand that this is a new venture for all.
As the ability to remotely hire becomes readily available, there is a higher chance of encountering potential candidates from around the world. Author and executive coach John Spence understands this all too well.
“There’s a lot of opportunity,” he said. “There’s also a lot of interest now because that means the world becomes your talent pool.”
Keep technology up to date.
With many organizations turning to remote hiring, having the necessary equipment to conduct an interview is essential. Many new platforms have inserted themselves to the forefront of everyday business. For instance, remote conferencing service, Zoom, has been instrumental in shifting many organizations to remote work. Some things to keep in mind during telecommunications:
Organize your interviewing team.
In a traditional in-person setting, there may be multiple employees conducting the interview. As it may be more difficult to conduct team interviews remotely, Spence recommends some basic training in order “to help people figure out how to do that remotely without stepping on each other’s toes.”
Not only are you interviewing the candidate, they are interviewing you as well. Show that your organization is one that welcomes and respects the thoughts and actions of its employees.
As organizations continue to adjust to the side effects COVID-19 has on the world of associations, there will be many learning curves. Associations can lean on each other to overcome these obstacles and remain strong. While business as usual has changed, perhaps forever, associations that can learn, grow and succeed can come out of it stronger than ever.
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Ashley Neal joined the Sidecar team as Community Coordinator in March of 2020, right as the COVID-19 pandemic began to shut down life as we knew it. Having to adapt, overcome and predict the changes needed to survive in the new normal, Ashley now has the skills needed to juggle any obstacle thrown her way. A soon-to-be graduate from Southeastern Louisiana University in the field of Strategic Communications, Ashley spends her days balancing her work and education with her love of dogs. Taking her three dogs — Scooby, Pipsqueak and Moose — to restaurants, hiking trails, vacations and even participating in dog shows and sports is the highlight of her weekends.