How to Create a Powerful Recruitment Process During a Pandemic

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Building a powerful recruitment process is not easy. So when Covid19 entered our lives, things got a bit more complicated for recruiters.

Last year came as a shock to everyone. Even the most resilient companies were thrown off guard with the sudden wave of change. Today, the pandemic is still alive, and many work processes are still done remotely.

Recruiters are finding it hard to stay productive. Candidates are finding it hard to stay motivated. And remote work stress is becoming a thing.

So what’s still ranking amongst these issues?

Crafting a solid and powerful recruitment plan.

If you’re looking for a master plan that will transform your recruitment process like never before, then we got you covered!

In this article, we will help you build a recruitment plan that will help you stand strong in these uncertain times.

Are you ready?

Let’s get to the good stuff!

Plan, plan, plan….and plan.

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A magical recruitment process doesn’t happen overnight. (we wish)
It’s more like building a house. First and foremost, you’re going to need a solid base. And by that, we mean your goals. What are you aiming for? To answer this question, try to think of your hiring goals and your KPIs.

Then, make a list of all the tools you’re going to need to achieve these goals.
Evidently, you’re going to need a hiring solution. A hiring solution like EVA-REC can help you meet all your hiring needs in one place only. So you can filter, source, and shortlist candidates in no time and make the right hire every time.

Then, select the awesome team that will help you in finding the best candidates for your business. Decide on who should be involved in each stage, and make sure you choose a diverse team to help you out.

Plant strong roots in remote hiring

A picture of a recruiter using EVA-REC's ATS to boost the remote recruitment process

If you’re looking to hire the right candidate from a distance, then you’re going to have to focus on building a resilient remote recruitment process.

How do you get started?

Stepping stones first. A remote recruitment process needs a one-stop ATS. An Applicant Tracking System helps you streamline the entire hiring process, automate the boring tasks, and frees up your time so you can engage with the most qualified candidates.

Also, an ATS makes applicant comparability, centralized data, reporting, communication and information sharing a breeze.

Don’t forget, just because everything is done remotely now, doesn’t mean that the candidate’s experience should be neglected. Try your best to keep communication lines open and personalize their experience.

Also, always remember to keep your candidate’s experience at the top of your list no matter what your process looks like!

Use AI technology to build strong resilience

A picture of a recruiter using EVA-REC, the AI hiring solution

In the era of Artificial Intelligence nothing is impossible. The truth is, since the pandemic took place, companies have been more tech-resilient than ever before. If Covid19 taught us anything, it’s that we should have been prepared from the very start.

AI technology has literally facilitated every aspect of the hiring process, whether you’re working from home or the office.

For instance, our AI hiring solution helps recruiters become more proactive in their hiring. It instantly helps them filter, source, and screen thousands of resumes in seconds, rank candidates from highest to least fit, and it accurately matches the right candidates to the right vacancies.

Here’s a little cherry on top! You can also integrate with all your favorite tools: Zoom, Gmail, Indeed, Glassdoor, DocuSign and so much more. So you can now run your hiring process from one tab only!

Don’t forget to revisit and revaluate your recruitment plan

A picture of recruiters that are re-evaluating their remote recruitment plan

Creating a recruitment plan is about the journey, not the destination. From time to time, we propose to come back to your recruitment plan and take a good look at it.

Were you able to meet your goals? Is everyone happy with the results? Are processes flowing smoothly? At the end of the day, you want to make sure that your plan is working for everyone.

Keep tabs on the numbers. Analyze your top metrics such as time-to-fill a vacancy. This way, you can get a bird’s eye view on what areas need work, and which areas are running beyond perfectly.

And of course, sit with your teammates so you can take their feedback on the recruitment process and take a look at it from their perspective.

Building a resilient recruitment process is not hard

At the end of the day, there will always be a silver lining. Technology is here to stay, and it has helped many recruiters around the world feel assured that they will not be left in the dark, even in the middle of a pandemic.

All you’ve got to do is plan, set the right goals, take the initiative to invest in a hiring solution, plant strong roots in remote hiring, and revisit your recruitment plan.

Then, you’re good to go! With a fool-proof recruitment plan at your fingertips you’re well-armed to power through any challenges that come your way!

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