Recruitment firms are going online to interview candidates who are working from home during the Coronavirus disease (COVID-19) pandemic.
Frogg Recruitment SA is also implementing Coronavirus disease (COVID-19) “Safety Measurement precaution”, interviewing candidates VIA Telephone, Skype, ZOOM or Whatsapp Video Calls, this will make it safer for all. Safety is our first priority.
Tech giants Google, Amazon and Twitter are among the growing number of firms asking staff to work from home.
The strategy is part of social distancing efforts as businesses try to slow the spread of the virus.
Headhunters also say it’s now easier to contact candidates as they’re not in stuck in meetings or travelling.
Worldwide travel restrictions also mean people aren’t travelling for business, one of the biggest challenges for recruiters trying to meet potential hires.It comes as recruiters and hiring managers switch from face-to-face meetings to online interviews using apps such as Skype, Zoom and WhatsApp.
Online interviews also suit potential hires as they take up less time and are more convenient.
“They are happy to use this approach as well because it saves them traveling time and minimizes human contact amidst the Covid-19 outbreak,”
But job-seeking candidates are being advised to practice ahead of an online interview. “Interviewing online and interviewing in person are two completely different experiences,”
“Job seekers share that it can be more challenging to connect with the interviewer online because there is often less small talk and it’s harder to pick up on non-verbal cues,” she added.
Recruiters also advise candidates to be patient as, although online job interviews can help speed up the process, there will still be delays as businesses come up with contingency plans and deal with corona virus-related issues. “This is uncharted territory and we are all doing the best we can,” – reliable source
But online interviews don’t work for everyone. “Those roles which require client interaction and team management, an in-person interview is likely to remain an essential stage of the process,”
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