Virtual Hiring and On-boarding is not uncommon anymore. While most organisations have embraced it, how effective is it really?
We conducted a poll to understand this further and more than 80% of the respondents said that Virtual Hiring is time saving.
The respondents included professionals up to twenty years of experience, across industries from various domains.
While most agreed that virtual hiring is a time saving process, some highlighted certain red flags that might be worth considering especially in terms of its efficiency and effectiveness. Burn-out of the Hiring teams, attracting quality talent pool, leveraging on the talent pool are some of the concerns that were raised by some.
Here is my step by step take on the virtual hiring landscape and the proposed way forward.
How impactful is time saving?
Yes it is saving time but it would be interesting to understand whose time is it really saving and how? The candidate’s or the Hiring team’s?
But that is still not the answer to the question ‘Is it efficient and effective?’. It is something we are all trying to work towards; therefore, it would not be wrong to say that virtual hiring definitely has the potential to be an efficient and effective way for organizations to attract the right talent.
The way forward – 7 things to watch out for
Hiring and on-boarding are a crucial part of an employee’s life cycle. While we are adapting towards this new set up, it is important for us to revisit the processes and make it sustainable so that candidate experience, business need and brand credibility are able to come together and support each other.
The hiring team needs maximum support at this time but will also have to start refining their processes and make it feasible to operate in a virtual as well as no- virtual environment.
What are your thoughts about virtual hiring and it’s effectiveness?
Author : Samir Limbu
I Train Consultants India Pvt. Ltd.
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