digital tools will be key to post-pandemic hiring.

December 11, 2020 Mike Smith

COVID-19 has accelerated the shift toward what was already an increasingly digital marketplace. Remote workforces expanded exponentially. Companies were forced to pivot and transform their business practices. Some have found themselves thriving in this new working world, despite the lingering challenges.

According to “The COVID-19 surveillance report,” a new survey from Randstad Sourceright, 71% of talent leaders expect to carry their new workplace processes into the future. Yet, many remain concerned about their ability to recruit and hire employees as staffing needs begin to increase over the coming months.

“Technology will be crucial for businesses that are continuing to hire new talent in the midst of the pandemic,” writes Mike Smith, newly appointed CEO of Randstad Sourceright. This includes virtual interviewing, online recruiting events, textbots and chatbots, virtual onboarding and other tools that can reduce both cost and time to fill.

“The implementation of this technology has also given employers the ability to recruit the best candidates from anywhere in the world,” continues Smith. “No longer bound to hiring candidates who live within a commutable distance of the office, employers can now access a whole new pool of qualified talent. Investments in digital tools that make this process easier will set employers up for success now and once hiring picks up again post-pandemic.”

Read the full article in to learn more about how you can meet the hiring demands of the future. You can also get your exclusive copy of the Q4 2020 issue of Talent Trends Quarterly, “The COVID-19 surveillance report,” for the complete research findings and actionable insights.

About the Author

Mike Smith

With a 16-year career at Randstad, Mike Smith brings a wealth of experience in the talent acquisition industry to his role as Randstad Sourceright global CEO. Smith joined Randstad in January 2005 as a graduate recruitment executive and has since held various operational and leadership roles for Randstad including managing Randstad’s business operations in Australia, managing director for Southeast Asia, CEO of Randstad UK and managing director of Randstad Sourceright in Europe, the Middle East and Africa. An active driver of Randstad’s “tech and touch” strategy, in his role as CEO, Smith continues to elevate Randstad Sourceright's customer value propositions, seek out ongoing areas for differentiation and embed change through investment in business transformation technology.

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