Hiring an Employee Virtually
As times are changing, we have seen companies change the way they do business to protect their employees and customers from being sick. Not only are companies not meeting clients in-person, but also doing virtual interviews to avoid unnecessary person to person contact. In April, 86% of companies were interviewing virtually. With this change, many companies are worried about hiring employees they have never in-person. Will the employee fit the company’s culture? How will the new employee interact with team members?
All of these questions are concerns for many hiring managers facing this situation. If you are in this situation, don’t stress. As a staffing agency, we also have eliminated meeting candidates in-person to protect everyone’s health.
Here are the best tips we have for you to hire employees that you have never met in-person.
Meet the Candidate via Video
I am sure now we are all familiar with platforms like Zoom and Webex for video-conferences with employees, but this is also a great way to meet candidates face-to-face. When going on a Zoom call, you cannot just hear how the person expresses themselves, but also see them to see if they are professional over Zoom.