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As we are moving away from lockdown and through the pandemic, we are aware that the number of jobs is increasing, but surprisingly the number of candidates is not. If you find that you are recruiting now, what can you do to ensure that your preferred candidate takes your role? 
1. Increase your candidate engagement 
Over the last 18 months, there have been some significant shifts in recruitment to manage the need for new staff. We are all aware that recruitment has become even more remote with interviews being carried out remotely either using TEAMs, Zoom or specialist recruitment platforms. However, this can lead to your candidates being less engaged with your processes and therefore your company, which can lead to rejections by candidates at the offer stage. If you are running full remote recruitment processes make sure that you offer the opportunity for candidates to engage differently. Maybe send them a pack pre virtual meeting containing a coffee or tea bag and a biscuit or cake so that after the formal interview you can invite them for a quick coffee to answer any questions that the process may have thrown up for them? Give them your mobile so that if anything comes up during the process, they can speak to you directly rather than having to go through the recruitment agency. If you build these relationships now you will be more successful in attracting and offering to the right candidates for your business. 
 
 
(Or what are you doing about your current employee engagement?) 
 
 
The world of work in many cases has not only been turned upside down, but things have changed almost over night with no clear end in sight for anyone yet. So, what does this mean in terms of your employees and keeping them engaged with your company and the role that they play in your success? 
 
More time on their hands 
 
The work place has changed so much in the last month and the day to day role in many cases has changed too, so how are your teams coping with this? In many cases there is less work for them to do, or you may have had to furlough some people. What can you do to make sure that once this is all over, they are still engaged with their current role and your company and are not spending any spare time they may have now researching other companies and planning to move on? 
 
Now is the time to show the love. 

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