3+ 1 Tips for Pivoting to a Virtual Recruitment Process

Coronavirus leading to complete lockdown has resulted in transition from office to work from home. There were organizations that had facilitated the employees to work from home but with limitations. Complete functioning from a remote location has never been experienced before. Organizations tend to hire new employees with increasing workload. It is inevitable that hiring an employee involves various layers of planning and action. These activities required higher efficiency when executed on virtual modules. Recruitment management team had to monitor candidates on virtual platforms. There are certain tips that can assist the recruiter to smoothly function in the virtual recruitment process. 

Let’s dig a little deeper and discuss few tips on pivoting to a virtual recruitment process:

Create a remote first pre-boarding module

Remote recruitments have been a tough ride for both the employee and the employer. It has been essential for the human resource team to strategize the virtual onboarding procedure for the newly hired employees. Recruitment management and onboarding is the initial step towards increasing the workforce. The procedure imparts the image of the office culture for the new joinee. Since,the recruitment and onboarding process is done in virtual mode it has increased the bar to give the employee a pre boarding and boarding experience. Virtual pre boarding procedure requires technological advancements. 

Make a list of expected new hired employees

With the growth of organization increases the number of employees. The human resource management team is responsible for hiring new employees and monitoring the life cycle of the employees functioning in the organization. It is impractical that these actions can be taken without further planning. It is essential for the human resource management to strategically in accordance with the number of  employees that will be hired in the near future. As hiring a new employee doesn’t stop with the signature of the employee on the appointment letter. Hiring a new employee involves a prerequisite training of the employee and placement of the employee in the respective teams. Human resource management team has to strategically plan the employee probation period, his/her key responsible areas for the first couple of months and monitor the performance of the employee. 

Communications

Virtual recruitment and onboarding has its roots in communication. Hiring a new employee on office premises and on virtual platforms imparts different experiences. An employee hired on office premises is introduced to his/her superiors and colleagues making it easier for his/her to cope up with. With virtual onboarding it is a challenging task to organize a complete introduction procedure. Human resource management team plans the introduction of the employee with his/her colleagues and superiors. An orientation program is planned for the newly hired employees to familiarize him/her with the office culture. These plannings can be executed with proper communication. It can’t be denied that communication is the pillar of virtual onboarding. 

Implement web based technology to ensure the success of virtual recruitment and onboarding

Recruitment and onboarding involves an extensive amount of planning and execution. With the inauguration of technologically advanced applications these procedures can be easily planned with minimized risk of error. Extensive planning of these activities requires it to be peened in an organized manner. Web based applications for recruitment and onboarding grants the human resource management team with empowerment to carry forward these actions in a simplified manner. Web based applications with onboarding features are designed in such a manner that it automates half the procedure. It empowers the newly hired employee to upload the documents required for verification purposes. It assists  the human resource management team in planning training programs for the employees. 

The transition from office cabin to webcam has been demanding. Organizations have experienced the chaos caused due to lack of planning. Hence strategizing the recruitment management process is the path towards ensuring a smooth functioning of the organization.

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