Furloughs can give affected employees and their companies some peace of mind: furloughed employees know that their jobs still exist, and organizations have access to a suitably vetted and trained talent pool for those roles. But those employees aren’t always willing or able to wait around long enough for their employers to call them back.
For that reason, it’s prudent for a company to do everything it can to stay as connected as possible to its furloughed talent to avoid losing it completely.
If your company isn’t used to long-distance partnerships, or if you are a company that prefers to work with local businesses, this will be a bit of an adjustment. But, if you follow these tips, you can build a successful partnership with a staffing company in a remote world.
Whatever your struggles are now, there are real benefits that come with staying in touch with candidates throughout this crisis.
The mobile phone by itself has many advantages for recruiters. As a result, many recruiters have justifiably learned to use it for live video and telephone interviews. But I urge recruiters and hiring managers to consider a supplementary approach, which is live or even asynchronous interview using only text. For recruiters who are always saying they want an "outside-the-box solution," this text-interviewing approach has many advantages including: