The country has experienced unprecedented changes in 2020 and the new reality is settling in, and yet continues to change. The workforce is a part of that new reality. Companies experienced major layoffs and furloughs due to the economy and even though the future is still unclear, companies are starting to look to the future and what’s next.
How do you rebuild with such uncertainty?
- Revisit your hiring plan and thoroughly analyze and anticipate your short- and long- term hiring needs. What you planned prior to the pandemic is most likely not relevant now – think about filling skills gaps at your organization both for now and later.
- Look at your current recruitment tools and see if they are working effectively. If your company has to run lean, then maybe looking for an executive search partner is the move moving forward rather than doing things internally so your internal teams can focus on operational roles.
- Topgrading – Most of our clients are evaluating their teams and stacking the deck with “A Player” talent.
- Review your company attributes that may not have been a point of focus prior to COVID-19 such as job security. Most people assume that job security is a given however, with the layoffs and furloughs, this will be a point of emphasis post COVID-19 that job seekers may be looking for.
- Expand your pool by potentially looking to hire fully remote employees. With majority of companies operating with all employees under ‘stay at home; orders, it was proof that remote employees can indeed work for some companies. You can expand your options by looking for remote workers for some specific roles that make sense.
- Build your pool of talent now so that you have them for the future. Even if you’re not ready to hire right this minute, building your pool and staying in contact with them will prime the opportunity when you are ready to hire. FYI: Executive Search Partners already have a pool of candidates that they have been in consistent communication with.
Hiring post COVID-19 may be different than what you’re use to but like everything else, it will become your new normal if you’re prepared accordingly.
For additional information, please email Chris Hillman or call (815) 261-4403 x 100