How will recruitment change after Covid-19 and how can employers ensure they get the best talent when they are able to hire again?
How will Covid-19 affect recruitment? With job adverts down, but skills shortages still remaining in many areas and a complex post-Brexit landscape, it is hard to forecast where the recruitment industry might be in the next year.
The current unstable situation means permanent hiring may be difficult for many, but what is clear is that recruitment needs to be flexible and is increasingly part of an ongoing process of engaging with potential talent.
Also, many employers anticipate that they will be looking for people in very specific areas, particularly where there are shortages.
So how can recruitment-related businesses help?
One way is through talent pooling – providing employers with a pool of skilled professional people in specific areas which they might find harder to recruit for. “Talent pooling means that when jobs become available employers have a ready-made pool of candidates to draw from rather than having to advertise,” says Katie Ward, Sales Director at workingmums.co.uk.
workingmums.co.uk helps employers to build their talent pools. In so doing, it reduces their time-to-fill rate for business critical roles – especially if age and gender diversity are important objectives.
Employers gain access to high quality candidates who they can engage with in various ways until they need to recruit, for example, employers can set up branded microsites on workingmums.co.uk which are exclusive to pool candidates and can be supported to deliver interactive webinars to encourage engagement with potential talent.
workingmums.co.uk has already helped organisations build their talent pools in the functions including technology, digital and IT, secretarial services, audit and finance, engineering and transport and logistics.
*To find out more about workingmums.co.uk’s talent pooling work contact Katie Ward on email@example.com.