Staffing Stream: recruit talent in a virtual environment.

June 23, 2020 Sue Marcus

The COVID-19 pandemic has disrupted the structure of work. In addition to the transition to remote working, companies that are still hiring also need to move their recruitment processes to a virtual environment.

Whether organizations are ramping up hiring to meet evolving business needs or evaluating current practices to prepare for post-pandemic hiring, they face a common question: how do we best engage with, hire and onboard talent virtually?

There are various technologies and innovative solutions that organizations can leverage to ensure effective talent attraction during and after the pandemic. Sue Marcus, regional president at Randstad Sourceright North America, suggests companies can host virtual job fairs, utilize online skills assessments, conduct interviews through video platforms and develop remote onboarding plans.

“The Covid-19 pandemic will likely change how employers recruit talent in the long term,” wrote Marcus. “But if companies prepare now and leverage innovative technologies and strategies, they’ll find navigating recruitment now and in a post-pandemic world will be much easier.”

Read Marcus’ article in the Staffing Stream for more tips on attracting and engaging talent in a virtual environment. You can also watch the on-demand webinar, “Sourcing & recruiting in a virtual environment,” for a before and after look at how to move in-person sourcing, screening, recruitment and onboarding events online.

About the Author

Sue Marcus

As regional president for North America, Sue Marcus is responsible for aligning contingent and permanent workforce strategies as part of a broader global initiative that will be offered to enterprise customers who are calling for more agility and flexibility in their talent solutions. With the expertise of the RPO, MSP and Payroll teams, Marcus helps clients adopt a total talent approach that ensures business objectives are met while competing in today's labor market.

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