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14th May 2020

Candidate advice – Guidance on safe & remote interviewing during COVID-19

With the Lockdown measures in response to the COVID-19 pandemic in the early stages of being reduced, the operations of the UK’s business communities affected by those measures are showing the green shoots of beginning to return to normality.

Workforces are beginning preparations to mobilise as workplaces install safety measures to keep workers safe during this time, and with that in mind it’s a good time to reiterate our commitment to our candidates and our clients of safe, remote recruiting during COVID-19.

What this means until further notice is all of the candidate meetings between all Recruitment Solutions team members and our candidates are being held over either Microsoft Teams or Zoom, ensuring that the safety of our staff and our candidates remains paramount.

Those who have already been through this process with our team or with others will be aware of the benefits. But for those who haven’t had the experience of safe, remote recruiting, the advantages are four-fold…

 


 

They’re quick and easy to organise.

Your Recruitment Solutions consultant takes care of all of the organisation of the virtual meeting, guiding you through the process and making sure you have everything you need to access the online meeting room.

 


 

Any device works.

All you need to attend the meeting is either a mobile phone, tablet (such as an iPad) or a laptop. Again, we provide the links you’ll need from that device.

 


 

It allows us to get to know each other safely.

Concerns around staying healthy during the Coronavirus pandemic are naturally paramount. Social interaction outside of a written email or faceless phone call is still vital though and using technology to ‘meet’ allows your consultant and you to actually get to know each other and build a successful working relationship.

 


 

It gives you the same in-depth preparation and confidence you’d receive from a standard face-to-face meeting.

Candidates place great value on our in-depth interview preparation as well as an in-depth brief on the role and company they are being considered for. Our safe, remote recruiting processes allow this to still seamlessly happen.