The global shift towards online recruiting presents new challenges to overcome. However, there are plenty of upsides for both candidates and employers. For example, recruiting for remote work gives you the opportunity to reach diverse talent outside your traditional hiring area. That being said, if you’re like a majority of recruiters, you probably interview more in person than online. So before you make the switch from handshake to dial in, create a new plan of action for all phases of the recruiting process.
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Here’s how to set yourself up for success:
Perfect the Pre-Interview
Coordinate with your team before the interview even begins to establish a structured process with clear goals at every stage.
Wow Candidates From Afar
When you can no longer go out for team lunches or give office tours, you have to find new ways to wow candidates. Start by utilizing the materials you currently have available—relevant videos, event photos, or culture decks. Then, organize them into a drive and email out to candidates.
Finish Off Strong
The remote recruiting process doesn’t stop after the interview, so be sure you don’t either. Conduct thorough reference checks and be transparent with all candidates about where they stand.
By making a few tweaks to your recruiting approach, you can offer a great candidate experience, reach people outside your traditional hiring area, and successfully adjust to this ‘new world’ of recruiting.