Posted on 30/07/2020 by Briony Trotter
We might feel like we are trapped within our own states and the confines of our own homes. However, it isn’t stopping some forward-thinking clients from continuing their search for the best candidates abroad. Not limited by roadblocks, instead creating road maps to navigate this new space. We have partnered with clients who have been willing to be flexible and open to a new employment landscape.
This global pandemic hasn’t precluded us from sourcing talent locally, nationally and in a recent recruit, internationally. Good recruitment isn’t about doing what’s easy. It’s about doing what is right and finding the perfect fit is vital. This doesn’t always mean local. Looking far and wide for the perfect fit based on cultural alignment, experience and knowledge and personal value proposition is paramount to a successful recruitment process and can’t be compromised, even during a lock down.
With the advent of Zoom and Skype for business, facilitating interviews and connecting with candidates has never been easier. It is a new communication tool, and whilst it has its challenges, it is essential in the new recruitment world. There are many positives to the platforms. Clients are able to have face to face contact with candidates and show them their potential working environments. Building rapport is harder, so both clients and candidates are forced to bring their A game to the interview.
Furthermore, living with the pandemic restrictions, candidates are looking for more flexible working arrangements. For some roles, candidates can perform their duties from anywhere in the world. This means that clients now have access to a global market of candidates.
Recipient of numerous notable awards in his time, Vaclav Havel (1936 - 2011) wrote something quite philosophical that resonated during this current crisis,
"Isn't it the moment of most profound doubt that gives birth to new certainties? Perhaps hopelessness is the very soil that nourishes human hope, perhaps one could never find sense in life without first experiencing its absurdity." Vaclav Havel (1936 - 2011)