A range of blogs and market views of interest to candidates and clients alike.
In the history of interviews, this is probably one of the questions that candidates dread - and employers enjoy the most! A job interview is all about presenting your best self - which is why answering “What is your biggest weakness?” instils a little fear among our candidates. It brings back memories of trick GCSE questions. If you’re too honest, you might alarm the hiring manager.
Onboarding has historically been a process where a new starter is given the knowledge and skills to become effective within their new role. Last year, companies and recruitment businesses moved the hiring process online, where virtual interviewing and assessment became the norm. With physical handshakes long gone, successful online onboarding is vital for new starters who are unlikely to meet colleagues for the foreseeable future, or indeed enter a physical workspace.
With lockdowns continuing across the UK, and the current government advice of working from home if you are able to do so, means that if you have an interview coming up, it is likely to be a virtual one. Whether you embrace the selfie, or would rather shy away from the camera, there are a number of benefits of virtual interviews.
There is no denying that recruitment today looks different than it did this time last year. Accelerated by COVID-19 pandemic, changes that were expected to take years are happening in months. Virtually recruiting and onboarding remote workers is the now the new norm.
At last, 2020 has drawn to a close and we are on to what we hope will be a vaccine-laced and economically buoyant 2021! Recruitment, as with most sectors in 2020, faced a rollercoaster (I’ll stop short of corona-coaster!) and, like other businesses, we encountered challenges. Some of the adaptions we have made I think will stay, others we look forward to leaving behind when we make our post-Covid office return.