How Hiring Managers can attract new candidates and hire employees in a digital world
Using online tools such as job boards to share new positions is nothing new to hiring managers, however, candidates are researching companies beyond a job posting.
How can your Human Resources department prepare?
In our recent webinar, Building Your Digital Team, Jill Silman Chapman who is a Senior Performance Consultant with Insperity, shared how hiring managers can adapt to the new digital world. With almost a completely remote workforce, Chapman shares how companies must enhance their online presence and implement new tactics to interview and hire new employees – beyond job postings.
Get connected internally
Human resource managers are responsible for communicating position requirements and qualifications, so HR departments must be aware of company goals and what talents departments require in the future. By connecting internally with upper management and other departments within the company, HR can fully grasp the bigger picture and how candidates can fit into the organization.
Challenges and opportunities of a remote workforce
COVID-19 changed the way we work forever, and it will change the way companies recruit, hire, and onboard new employees. Luckily, hiring managers can easily adapt to a new standard process that will allow them to reach more talent than before.
Because most employees will be remote more than 50% or full-time in 2021, remote interviews are expected. This allows the opportunity to reach talented candidates from anywhere in the world. Location is no longer an issue for most organizations.
While interviewing and onboarding new candidates from any location, managers can optimize their time and the candidate’s time with remote meetings. Removing travel and using video conferencing tools allows people to meet sooner and complete transparency. Hiring managers can understand the employee’s schedule and their work environment to ensure they are able to work in a stable environment prior to completing the onboarding process and become aware of the tools/resources candidates need.
Why Human Resources must monitor online public forums
If you are curious if social media and online activity pertain to a hiring manager or human resources job function, the answer is yes.
Talented candidates are conducting their own research beyond a company’s website. Researching job boards, company reviews, and social media posts are common ways a candidate will determine if they want to continue engaging in a conversation with a hiring manager.
Human resources should actively update website content to share company news and job postings, reply to company reviews on online public forums and share announcements and product information on various social media platforms.
It is vital to strengthen your organization’s image online as we move to a completely digital world.
Hiring managers can share the following types of content:
Company internal and external announcements
Most companies expect to continue to work from home, and now is the time to research your organization’s online presence and take advantage of more talented candidates located around the world.