Virtual Recruitment – All You Need to Keep in Mind

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In the current world scenario, most companies are running operations from home. Communication and coordination within companies is also seeing a new normal with video calling softwares and apps. In the world of recruitment as well, there are plenty of things changing and taking shape. If you’re a company that is still hiring during this pandemic period, you may want to get well- equipped with a few basics when it comes to conducting virtual interviews.


  1. Using the correct video calling software –
    Imagine you’re in the middle of a serious interview process and the software starts to show some glitches. That would make a really wrong impression on the aspiring employee. Make sure your internet is functioning well and the software is up to date before you jump on the interview.
  2. Competent interview tools –
    Although nothing can beat personally interacting with a potential hire to understand their personality and work ethics, with social distancing, that may not be possible. To test competency of potential employees, make sure you
    are prepared with what questions are to be asked and tools needed to evaluate their performance.
  3. Background checks –
    With any hire, HRs or hiring managers need to perform background checks but it becomes exceptionally crucial during the current times. Be prepared with a list of references and prior certificates of the candidate that can be checked at any time.
  4. Be presentable –
    HRs and hiring managers are the first point of contact for any potential employee, so make sure you maintain a professional appearance while conducting the interview.
  5. Onboarding process –
    If you happen to take a potential employee up to the finishing line and hire them, try to re-create a formal and official onboarding process as you would do in a normal scenario. Sending out emails to everyone in the team and
    officially onboarding the new member on an all-team video call would be the best way to go about it.

Over the coming months, companies will be effectively working from home, so it’s only best to manoeuvre the challenges that come with it one by one.


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