How Will COVID Change How Businesses Recruit and Train?
Over the last several months, many aspects of life have been critically altered by the emergence and spread of COVID-19. Whether you live in Idaho or not, daily routines have been halted, and many people’s ways of life have been changed drastically. Individual lives have been hit hard by the pandemic and so has the way businesses conduct training for employees and how they recruit potential employees.
Focus on Remote
Although there are many jobs that cannot be done remotely, there are also many jobs where individuals have been able to convert their services to be completely remote. COVID-19 has truly disrupted the job market; however, one benefit of the pandemic is that many businesses have had to learn how to adapt to survive. Businesses have realized that many of the functions of their business can be done just as efficiently remotely as they would in person, causing businesses to shift their focus from requiring employees to work in-person to allowing them to work from home.
In addition to focusing on working remotely, some industries have turned to simulation tech in order to continue to train and recruit potential employees. It’s been shown already that virtual driving simulators have a number of benefits for the transport industry, but can that success be translated to other fields? Many tech companies are working with medical professionals to help develop simulation tech to help with the response to COVID-19. Even professional drivers have used driving simulators to keep up with their driving despite not being able to race.
Virtual Job Interviews
Along with simulation tech, COVID-19 and the different restrictions put in place to protect individuals have already changed the way job interviews are conducted. With social distancing measures being enacted in business settings, many employers are turning tovideo messaging to conduct interviews while at the same time adhering to social distancing requirements. While some have abandoned social mores like formal attire, others still require that you present yourself in a professional way. Contact potential employers for the expected dress standards for video interviews.
COVID-19 has and will continue to change the way businesses conduct recruitment and training. Whether you like it or not, looking and applying for a job will not be the same in the future. In the midst of COVID-19, it is paramount to adapt and understand what your industry is doing to retain business and continue to function.
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