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Everyone in management and human resources needs a few hiring hacks that will make life easier. Let’s say you’ve reached out to VivaHr.com listed the top 22 free job posting sites. You want as many hacks as you can find so that you know how to make good decisions, grow your staff, and train up your employees.
Adapt to Remote or Distance Workers
When you start hiring, you must be aware that the pandemic has changed the way people work. Employees know that they can work from home most of the time, and they will wonder why they need to sit in your office every day. Due to this simple fact, you must adapt to remote work environments. When someone says they can only work remotely, allow them to do so. Shirking good talent just because you want to fill an office during a pandemic (or even after) is never a good idea.
Address Customer Needs Where Possible
You can address the needs of customers whenever possible. While you are recruiting for your sales and technical staff, you might also find that your clients need help. For example, you might sell machine parts to companies that manufacture on a large scale.
Before the pandemic, these companies had in-house employees who repaired and maintained all the equipment. Since the pandemic has reduced sales and forced companies to cut back, they have let the maintenance techs go.
Hire your own maintenance techs, create a pseudo temp agency, and provide your customers with the workers they need. You weren’t even out looking for these people, but you can recruit them quickly when you can promise them a lot of extra work.
Find Talent Where Legacies are At Work
You can find talent where legacy companies are already located. If you are a technology firm, you can search for remote talent in places like Seattle and San Francisco. These cities are the biggest hubs of the technology world, and you would be crazy to overlook talent working in those areas. Everyone has cut back, and you can pick up great employees who need the work and provide you with more diversity, ideas, and experience.
Do Not Overwork New Employees
When you are recruiting, remember that people talk. If you overwork new employees, they will tell anyone who will listen that you have overworked them. Recruiters might hire for a company and get horrible feedback because their new hires are swamped and possibly regret their decision. Avoid these issues by checking on the actual workload for each client. You never want to throw someone into a situation they are not prepared for.
As a recruiter, you can make wise choices by using these hacks going into 2021. The pandemic has changed the way everyone does business, and it is impossible for you to ignore these new realities. You can provide different types of employees, check on workloads, hire remotely, and look where the legacies are. In each case, you are improving your process and helping companies grow.