I think we’re all collectively suffering from information overload as recruitment firm owners and people all over the world struggle to adapt to the global pandemic we are in. One of the things that has been especially difficult for me is finding actionable advice, actual things we can all DO RIGHT NOW to help get through the crisis and also focus on what comes after the crisis. Here are a few resources and pieces of recruitment advice I have stumbled upon that focus on action.
The Savage Crisis Toolbox for Recruiters – Recruitment entrepreneur, speaker and trainer Greg Savage has compiled a comprehensive list of webinars, podcasts, action plans and other recruitment advice to help recruiters navigate the crisis. It includes newly-added content on adding temp/contract to your business mix plus a link to an actual crisis plan adopted by a real recruitment firm. Content is free; some links require registration. Subscribe to Greg’s page to receive updates.
Upcoming Webinars from ERE – ERE has updated their webinar calendar with an array of practical topics that I am not seeing over-and-over-and-over in other places. One that is coming up soon is How to Recruit, Hire (and Even Manage) Entirely Virtually. While many people have worked from home, many others have not. Clients may need recruitment advice about video interviewing and onboarding (it *CAN* be done well!), managing unknown start dates, and even more. Managing a new employee remotely can be challenging, especially if it’s a brand-new experience.
Useful Links for Business Owners and Leaders – Ross Clennett, a recruitment coach and recruitment blogger/commentator from Australia, also has a good list of resources to help focus your energies in a positive direction. Topics are globally sourced and range from legal advice to economic advice to layoff advice and more. There are even tips for how to effectively work from home while you’re also taking care of your kids (and serving as their schoolteacher in some cases!).
Some level of panic is normal, but it doesn’t help pay the bills. Focusing on action is a better use of your time and resources. Figure out where there are still pockets of business, help your clients figure out how to stay involved in the hiring process, and control the things you can control. We’re living through a bizarre and scary moment in time. What can you do RIGHT NOW so that you are poised for recovery?