‘Working from home’ or ‘Remote Work’ could be the most commonly used terms in the job sector in the year 2020 due to a slew of reasons. The researchers corroborate that this budding cultural shift to remote work will have many long-term positive impacts. Combining enhanced technology and remote working will result in more effective talent acquisition and cost-effective processes.
Also, the significant changes happening in candidates’ behavior, working models, and search for talents are remarkable. In addition, dynamic job markets are compelling companies to multiply their talent search. This has opened new talent pools or led companies to emphasize more on internal talent through reskilling, training, or promotions.
Remote Working is the Future!
Today, we are at the peak of change – a change marked by adopting advanced technologies for connecting and working from home. This change has proven that it is possible to deliver quality work remotely.
Remote working is not an idea that we have just discovered. It has been around for as long as people have traveled for work and ever since the need for work-life balance through remote working has been realized. The only difference is that current global changes demand and rely on remote working culture, today. Therefore, there is a recent increase in remote working, majorly technology-driven since co-operation via cloud systems is so dominant. The future of remote work will be verbalized by younger employees who intend to work to live and not live to work.
Remote working has become a global phenomenon. Yet, in the majority of companies, flexible work options, including telecommuting have been considered as a benefit rather than a regular operating procedure. But, a lot of innovative companies are now moving towards the direction of remote work as they are realizing that it can accelerate the company’s performance. So, ask yourself a question, why do you need to go to the office when your work can be done from home upholding the performance level?
Virtual Hiring will be the ‘New Normal’!
The COVID-19 virus and its’ impact upon the workplace, means that businesses and employees will have to welcome innovations as we transit into the agile workplace of the future, with technological developments pervading all aspects of the workplace.
Technological changes have seen more associated ways of recruiting through social media, scrutinizing, and online assessment of capability through cloud-based interferences.
So, what does the online hiring process look like? With virtual interviews, hiring candidates can still connect on a personal level, but have the added perk of recording the conversations and giving an opportunity for those who unable to attend, share their feedback. With the help of technology, data captured and analyzed from online sources and background checks can also help companies to further optimize their recruitment capabilities.
There are three important elements in Talent Acquisition, these will drive and transform the HR function as the ‘New Normal’ emerges
– Data Privacy
As a virtual recruitment approach becomes ever more common, Companies should also be having privacy and security concerns while virtually onboarding candidates. So, companies must verify a candidate’s profile to make sure they’re always dealing with the same person – not just during the recruitment process, but also when that individual attends training and starts their first day of work. One solution is to use biometric technology, like face or voice ID, for verification purposes.
– Technology and Learning
Once a candidate has been hired remotely, they must also be trained, kept engaged, and supported. Hence, companies must find ways to transform their existing employee engagement model to attain success in the virtual world.
Providentially, digital media offers itself well to these types of engagements. Coaching, focus groups, chats and one-on-one meetings, social media, mobile, analytics, and cloud-based technologies are leveraged to make the Talent Acquisition team, more efficient. The implementation of new technologies is not what makes the function digital, it’s about culture alignment, talent practices, and procedures that balance competence and innovation opportunities with business impact.
– The Future of Recruitment
Recruitment today looks different than it did a few months ago. But it’s an evolution that ensures to be beneficial and we already saw extensive success as the companies are adapting new pools of top talent that will drive their businesses forward.
With a conventional security framework and candidate-centric processes in place, technology-ready, and the company’s best representatives leading their efforts, the company will be well-prepared for whatever the future brings.
To conclude, encouraging remote working from any part of the world will only benefit the organizations. Thus, the pressure is there for all Talent Acquisition teams in the ‘New Normal’; how you respond now will decide your future of success. ShoreWise Consulting is also watching, let us bring your ideas to life!
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