COVID-19 changed the way we used to work before. So much so, that it even altered the process of recruitments for businesses all around the world. And this change in the work process is here to stay. A lot of factors, including the fear of contracting the virus, have significantly impacted the recruitment segment. More so, for small businesses, hiring real talents has become quite a task. But there’s no stopping when it comes to doing business, big or small. So, in this article, we have curated 5 very simple steps to overcome recruitment challenges for all those small businesses who are all set to take a leap post-pandemic.
1. Offer Flexibility: Remote work has become the new normal. Also, this is going to stay. And being an employer, you should provide your workers with the flexibility of choosing their workplace. If your business belongs to an industry where remote working is possible, offer your employees that flexibility. This will ensure that they are safe while working from you and you will also not have to worry about them contracting the virus while at work, which might become a huge responsibility for you as an employer.
2. Offer Joining Incentives: If your business belongs to an industry where it’s mandatory for your workers to visit the office, for example, shift workers for manufacturing processes, you can offer your employees a rejoining benefit in terms of financial incentives. This will lure them to join the office back and some of the giants like Uber and Amazon have already done this.
3. Be Proactive: The talent acquisition teams have become a little reactive when it comes to hiring talents in an organization. They only act when there is a requirement. So, in order to stay ahead of the competition, it’s imperative for employers to maintain a hiring pipeline that can build and nurture talents who may become a good fit for future roles. This proactive recruitment strategy can prepare you to meet the hiring needs of your company better.
4. Build a Robust Employer Brand: This will help you to attract and engage better employees. According to a report by Glassdoor, businesses which can invest in proper employer branding are three times more likely to hire quality employees. Promote your business culture on social media, reply to online reviews (good or bad), encourage your employees to talk about your brand through videos or blogs, and so on. And above all, try to be a fair employer.
5. Be Fair in Recruitment: Do not follow any bias while recruiting your employees. Try to provide equal opportunities to all your future hires. Hiring objectively will help your business to hire the best talent out there. Also, this will result in an inclusive workplace where you will treat everyone equally and where the potentials of all your employees will be given equal importance.
Summing it Up,
Being a small business owner, it’s often difficult to realize the hiring challenges. However, it’s equally important to attract the right candidates in order to ensure that the business growth is maintained. So, by keeping the above-listed hiring tips for small businesses in mind, it will be easier for you to start your next recruitment process for your brand, isn’t it?
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