Irene DeNigris, Chief People Officer of iCIMS, is passionate about nurturing a highly committed, high-performance culture.
When looking for Answers, where do people go first? For many, it's Google.
In the first half of March, Google’s search for “work from home” hit a 12-month high and achieved at least 50% more search interest than the expected high that typically occurs in the first week of January. This number will continue to increase as circumstances change.
This search behavior reflects the world around us. Today, employees and employers – at least in the short term – are grappling with the new standard, which works remotely. While a remote-enabled model used to be seen as a competitive advantage for attracting talent, it is now a must to keep businesses alive.
Given the vacant positions that cost companies around $ 680 a day, the impact that interrupted recruitment efforts can have on corporate results is staggering. As such, HR experts were early users of successful long-distance communications practices and learned lessons that can be applied across the enterprise to successfully establish personal connections without being personal. Employers are doing everything they can to address their existing workforce at this critical time while working hard to maintain their hiring efforts.
It is more important than ever to have the right technology to keep working from home. There are four steps employers can take to successfully integrate and adapt successful virtual hiring technologies into their business continuity plans, regardless of external circumstances, without compromising their productivity and unique corporate culture.
Prepare and plan. Employers are obliged to give clear instructions to their employees in times of disruption.