3 Things to Consider for Post-Pandemic Recruiting
5.28.2021 | More people are getting vaccinated, more businesses are re-opening their offices, and more people are looking to hire or be hired. Be prepared because, just like everything else, the recruiting landscape has changed.
Here are three things to consider:
1) Allow Remote Work
The pandemic forced once reluctant businesses to embrace remote work. Many have been pleasantly surprised that employee productivity has increased or at least kept pace with pre-pandemic levels.
Regardless, a vast majority of employees prefer to work remotely to some degree. As cited in USA Today, a Harris Poll survey reported:
- 40% of Americans prefer to work from home full-time
- 35% seek a home-office hybrid
- 25% want to return to the office full-time
Most companies are either going the all-remote route or adapting a hybrid. Employers who insist on full-time office hours will significantly limit their hiring options.
2) Consider Additional Benefits
A study by the Society for Human Resource Management (SHRM) said that 62% of employees were willing to consider a lower salary in exchange for better benefits.
In addition to health, dental, and 401K, consider benefits like gym memberships. If and when employees are coming into the office, offer a snack bar, a new and improved coffee station, or plan onsite activities that are entertaining and promote bonding among co-workers. Everyone has been through a lot in the past year. Think of ways you can help employees feel better in and out of the office.
3) Update Your Job Postings
Transparency is always key with candidates and they will want to know your stance on remote work. Additionally, if you’ve added benefits or workplace perks, brag about it.