During the Covid-19 crisis, many businesses hurriedly had to adapt to new ways of working as people were told to stay home and work remotely where possible. Job roles had to be modified so that people could work around the new constraints and many businesses underwent a digital transformation, shifting as many tasks as they could online, from developing e-commerce solutions to holding video conferences and carrying out marketing functions through online channels.
A Changing Workforce
For the recruitment industry, it meant huge changes as some employers sought new skill sets to get through the digital changes and other businesses sadly had to let people go as sales slumped and businesses struggled.
New Ways of Working
For recruitment businesses themselves, this was a huge challenge, with interview situations having to be modified and trying to stay in touch with hiring managers and candidates by digital methods. While businesses were stalling and trying to predict the future, recruitment became a problem with no-one knowing how long lockdown would last or what the future implications were for workers trying to maintain social distancing.
Paperwork and Deadlines
With so many changes taking place in the workplace, the same rules still apply to recruitment, the importance of staying in touch, remembering key dates, regular communication with candidates and recruiters and legal paperwork, payroll and contracts all being drawn up on time and in a professional way. This is more of a problem when workers are working remotely and need access to documents and data.
How Using Online Recruitment Software Helps?
Recruiters using online recruitment software can cope more easily with the demands of the current economic situation. Cloud-based software means that all members of the team with access to the software can work remotely and can access data and communication lines wherever they can get internet access.
Speed and Efficiency
With software being able to automate communication channels and integrate diaries and emails, many aspects of the recruitment process can be speeded up and run more efficiently. Jobs can be effortlessly posted to job-boards at the push of a button, social media accounts can be updated and it’s quick and easy to reach candidates and recruiters with integrated email functions. Templates mean that documents and communications can easily be produced, improving efficiency and also reinforcing the recruitment business branding with a consistent style and approach.
Automated Communications Free Up the Recruitment Team
Using automated communications means that many tasks that the recruitment team might spend long periods of time carrying out are taken care of, leaving the team free to concentrate on other aspects of their job.
With the current economic situation remaining uncertain, recruiters have to respond quickly to changing circumstances, meaning that those with recruitment software carrying out many of the tasks are positioned to react and respond to changing needs rapidly and get the best results.