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It’s been an interesting few months in the world of recruitment. I wanted to share some of my thoughts and observations of this time – as well as some advice as to what you should be doing as an employer at the moment. 
 
 
When lockdown first happened all of our vacancies disappeared overnight. Clients that we were running active campaigns for as their outsourced recruitment department asked that we hang fire for a while…which we did. We had nothing. 
 
We spent six weeks looking at our marketing activity and posting regularly across social media. We are lucky as we knew that we could weather this storm so was able to look at offering rewrites of job descriptions for free and to train up the Emerald Starfish team for sunnier days. We looked at the new world of working remotely and realised that actually recruitment is mainly a remote activity anyway so we could embrace the processes that we had already got in place. 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
Job offers are usually made over the phone, candidates are used to receiving the news that they have been successful over the phone and managers are used to doing this not fact to face. However, during lockdown how can you ensure that the job offer is received with as much impact as if you had met the candidate and were building on that initial face to face interaction? 
 
 
Here are our 4 steps to making a job offer remotely 
 
1. Offer quickly 
 
Let the candidates know during the recruitment process when you will let them know and keep to the timelines. It is a big non-verbal clue that you think that they are the best person for the job and you are excited to have them on board if you offer within 24 hours. The message isn’t quite the same a week later! 
 
It may seem abnormal or unusual at the moment, but video interviewing and remote recruitment will become part of the “normal” recruitment and selection process. At the moment video interviews can seem like a scary prospect for both candidates and the recruiting managers too. 
 
What are the dos and don’ts of video interviewing so you can represent your company and your brand effectively whilst assessing a candidate’s potential whilst using video as a tool? 
 
Here are our 5 top tips to get the most out of candidates on video. 
 
 
 
 
In a recent survey (last week) 78% of all companies who responded said that they are currently doing less hiring than before lockdown or no recruitment activities at all. 
 
Those companies that are still recruiting are focussing on their business-critical roles, and for those that have identified these vacancies within the organisation, they need to get good quickly at remote recruitment. 
 
Is this you?  
 
Click below for our 5 top tips to be successful in remote recruitment. 
 
 
 
Do you have a plan B in terms of recruitment when you still have vacancies that need filling but you know that you may not be able to meet any of your candidates face to face? We share our top 3 tips to enable you to continue to recruit at the current time. 
This picture depicts my plan A. 
 
This is where I expected to be today. A celebration week away with the family in the Big Apple. However, like most of the rest of the world I am working instead on plan B. 
 
So, what happens when you are in the middle of a recruitment drive and plan B is initiated. It may be the COVID crisis this time, but next time it could be a manager taken sick or a vacancy that you want to fill quickly so the new person can join the pre-planned training course.  
 
Can you still recruit and successfully fill your team whilst operating plan B? 
 
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