What HR teams and jobseekers expect from hiring as the pandemic grows

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With the pandemic lasting much longer than anyone expected, remote employment may be here to stay.

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There is no doubt that the coronavirus outbreak has hit the enterprise and the economy hard, with millions of Americans being raped for unemployment as companies suffer layoffs and hire frosts. From the beginning, the epidemic has spread to an unprecedented, and ever - growing chaotic situation where organizations and employees have simply tried to keep up.

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However, a U.S. jobs report in June marked some progress, said Brandi Frattini, director of talent building at CareerBuilder.

"We saw good news in June with the performance report showing a reversal - US unemployment fell to 11.1%. The economy added 4.8 million jobs, so some businesses are recovering. Companies are doing their bit and preparing for this major rehire, so that the economy brings back workers, they will be ready for workers up their team, even in a disease long spread, "Frattini said.

“Companies are looking for ways to control the virus through tactics such as mask wearing, regular deep cleansing, social speed ... these tactics are going to allow some businesses to reclaim their workforce to work faster and provide a safer environment, "Frattini said.

However, some U.S. states have recently experienced spikes in coronavirus cases, including Texas, Florida, Arizona, California, and Mississippi. This uptick indicates that the U.S. home may not be infected with the virus.

With that in mind, many ask when people will return to work, what it's like if they do, and how to keep remote workers long.


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    "As time goes on, we can predict that these hiring freezes are going to pick up, but it's going to be what happens with this virus and there are so many unknowns. However, companies will start bringing back talent, "Frattini said. "The pandemic came as a surprise to many businesses; one could never have predicted this situation. So it's also natural that HR teams and businesses would want - or still wants - rest, step back, assess the situation and finances before being re-hired. "

    However, companies that still employ freezing can use this time to build their pipeline, Frattini noted.

    "So it's almost like meeting candidates, with those discussions about when it's time to get people back. [Current remote] hiring now gives companies access to a wider range of talent and stronger candidates than was previously available, "said Frattini.

    "Our team is doing this, we are revisiting the talent that was hard to find and may not have been willing to move before and exploring. Are they out of work right now? "Are they interested? Maybe they're not feeling comfortable in their company's ability to do this," said Frattini. "We can build relationships right now and have those studies and applicants really like them and get that extra time with employers. That's what companies should be to prepare and build that tank. "

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    Flexibility and agility are the key to success in times of uncertainty.

    "Companies, employers, candidates, everyone has to be flexible during this time. There is so much change every day. We can't predict anything," Frattini said. . "It's just that flexibility and patience, especially for candidates, just putting themselves out there and getting outside of their comfort zone; things that they wouldn't normally have done, this is the perfect time to try that. "

    “This is a great time for candidates to work on their personal brand and clean up their social media. That kind of stuff takes time, and you usually do not have that in your nine - to - five list to update profiles or create articles and do research to make your online brand known, "Frattini said. "Employers look at online stores and look at online profiles and they usually have more information than the resume, so that's helpful."

    How candidates can prepare

    With upticks happening in different states, online hiring may be here to stay. Job seekers can take concrete steps to put themselves in the best light.

    "Knowing that the hiring process is remote, equipping your technology to make sure you can do video interviews, have meaningful conversations, and have a quiet place. Work with your family to make sure you can focus and close the door at certain times, "said Frattini. "All that prep that comes with interviews you do for the office, you still want to do it at home and ask those same questions."

    This is also the perfect time to perfect your resume, according to Frattini, which is an essential part of the hiring process.

    "Curing that resume that highlights skills and achievements is very important right now. Strong descriptions and also data on your resume that shows success will be helpful," he said. Frattini. "Including details of awards or memberships or various organizations you have entered through COVID is going to paint that more complete picture of what the entrant can bring to the table."

    This down time through the pandemic can allow candidates to learn about different businesses or organizations that interest them.

    "For candidates, with this extra time, they should not be in a hurry to choose the company or business. They can dive in and learn more about the organization," Frattini said.

    “One thing candidates should do in their research [look at] as the company reacted and during COVID, "Frattini said." That's going to play into it, 'Do I really want to work there in the future at least if did they handle the situation that was not so good? Or, 'Oh wow let parents have a flexible record.' These are the questions that candidates can ask now and that companies should be ready to answer. "

    For more, take a look at how COVID-19 has affected job across U.S. states and employers on TechRepublic.

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