COVID-19 has brought a lot of changes – especially in the workforce. Some are scrambling to figure out how to work from home effectively. Some are wondering how temporary their layoff may be while others are desperately scrambling to find any type of employment that will cover the bills. As an employer in this climate, it isn’t hard to feel overwhelmed and confused when faced with tough decisions.
While tough decisions are inevitable, there is some positive news: great people are easier to find now more than ever.
With layoffs happening across the country, people with coveted skill sets are open and looking at new opportunities. As an employer, you may have an overwhelming number of resumes overflowing with people who could be major assets to your company. If you’re looking for a new resource or thinking of taking advantage of the widening talent pool, there is one simple solution:
Using a recruitment firm has many advantages. The one guaranteed result? A-players in a fraction of the time.
If you need temporary employees, firms can quickly find good people who can fill in the gaps. Certain manufacturing industries are booming right now – whether it’s food production or creating resources such as face masks or hand sanitizer – and employers in these industries are being flooded with resumes of the newly unemployed. You might be wondering why you would need a recruitment firm when you have more resumes than you know what to do with. However, recruiters are specialists in filtering resumes quickly and efficiently to find the most suitable candidates. Ultimately, it saves time and more importantly, protects you from costly hiring mistakes.
Hiring temporarily through recruitment firms is particularly advantageous if you have short term needs and are unsure of how long the position is needed. Not only can recruiters find suitable candidates, but they can also sell the opportunity. It is a unique skill set that takes time to master; if you’re looking for talent quickly, recruitment firms are the way to go. Now more than ever, employers may be needing temporary administrative assistance and firms have pools of proven, reliable candidates.
If you’re looking for a long term or permanent team member, recruiters have you covered there too. COVID-19 has, understandably, changed the game completely. There are a lot of things employers must manage as they navigate through new challenges. With all these extra considerations, it seems like putting recruitment on the back burner makes the most sense. But does it?
Employers have an unprecedented opportunity to grab A-players. Whether they have been downsized, restructured out, laid off, or just feeling uncertain about their future, employers have the opportunity to be their knight in shining armor. Hiring right now means providing someone with stability and security, which goes a long way in establishing loyalty.
It’s simple: if you are able to do so, hiring is the next right move.
Where do recruitment firms fit in? Again, these are individuals with specialized skill sets. Recruiters can filter resumes and conduct interviews in a fraction of the time. Recruiters build relationships with people and sell opportunities. Recruiters can find those elusive rock stars that are complete game-changers for your company.
Things are changing rapidly, and it is becoming more and more clear that “normal” is farther off than originally anticipated. Hitting the “pause button” may seem to make sense, but in fact, now is the time to embrace change, design new procedures for remote onboarding, and start to build something bigger and better.
If you are looking to hire temporary, contract, or permanent employees in any industry, please contact Dean Group to learn more about how we can help.