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Maneuvering Your Job Search Through COVID-19

If you are hiring, answering these questions can help ease fears at a time when many people are choosing between trying to get back to work and potentially exposing themselves or staying home and collecting unemployment. Regular communication can help ease fears and encourage people to choose the workforce.

You Will Still Need to Hire People

COVID-19 has us all focused on government-forced job losses, but every company will have to deal with people who resign, employees who must take a leave of absence to isolate, recover or care for a sick family member, or you may still have to fire people throughout this crisis. By keeping in touch with candidates, you can much more quickly fill roles as they come open to maintain peak productivity.

How Can You Stay In Touch With Candidates

There are lots of ways to keep in touch with candidates throughout this crisis. Find the channels that work best for both you and your candidates. They might include:

  • Company blog posts
  • Email newsletter
  • Social media posts
  • Live broadcasts on social media that include Q&A at the end
  • Text messaging

 

Remember, right now, people need connections and information and crave any sense of normalcy they can find. You might not have a lot of open jobs – or any – right now, but by keeping in touch with candidates you stand out as a leader in your community, a business that genuinely cares about people, and you will be poised to hire up quickly and efficiently when the time comes.

In these uncertain times, we are here for you. We can help you keep in touch with top candidates, fill job openings quickly, and help you develop a plan to come out of this crisis ready to seize the day. Contact us today to learn more about how we can help you navigate these challenging times.

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