Do current circumstances mean a freeze on your recruitment? Or have things slowed as the business tries to navigate uncharted waters? Whatever your situation, if recruitment isn’t front of mind right now, there are plenty of things you can be doing to ensure success when your business is ready to hire again.
Managing your brand reputation
Building your brand reputation is crucial at any time but especially now, when everyone will be looking at how you are navigating the current crisis. You have the opportunity to influence and inform your audience. We can help you create content – from videos to whitepapers or emails. You can use these tools to effectively communicate with candidates and your own talent pools.
During this time it’s important not to forget about those who are still actively looking for work. As an employer, look at how you can reassure and update them to keep your business front of mind when vacancies do become available. Keeping your external comms regular and consistent will help you to boost engagement.
Developing content and tools for jobseekers
Creating content with hints and tips for those looking for work and giving them the tools to expand their skills is a great way to help them feel connected to and engaged with your brand. What existing tools or services could you provide to support job seekers through this time? We can help you create content to showcase your brand and keep candidates engaged.
Utilise our CV database
A key feature of our job sites are the CV databases. You are able to search for and download CVs based on the skills and experience you’re looking for, which will enable you to build a selection of high quality candidates that are relevant for future roles.
Having a pool of good quality candidates for when recruitment gets the green light will ensure you are ready to start contacting potential recruits from day one.
Build your recruiter profile
All of our recruiters have a profile on the job sites. This means that candidates can find you from the Employer A-Z section of the website. Your profile can be edited to include key information about who you are as an organisation such as your company overview, culture and values. This sits alongside your job listings and contact information. Here’s an example https://www.campaignlive.co.uk/jobs/employer/151/haymarket-media-group/
Candidates can choose to follow your organisation, which means they’ll get a job alert emailed to them when you upload a vacancy. By building your recruiter profile and including information about the company and what it’s like to work for your organisation, you can encourage more candidates to sign up to hear about your future vacancies.
For more tips and tricks or for support with your recruitment, get in touch with us firstname.lastname@example.org or 020 8267 4476
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An HSE report states that over 12 million days are lost in the UK each year due to work related stress, anxiety or depression. There have been numerous studies over the years looking at the benefits of animal interaction from therapy dogs for recovering patients to stress prevention through petting a feline friend. Nestle (who own the pet brand Purina) started their Pets at Work (PaW) scheme in 2015 and have now rolled it out to 5 of their sites due to its success. Aside from reducing stress there are many more benefits for your employees in being able to bring their dogs to work.
- Making new friends, and I don’t just mean four-legged ones. People are more likely to stop and chat with your dog even if they don’t know you, meaning employees meet and get to know people from other departments.
- Having your dog at work means less chance of rushing out the door worrying about your pet on their own at home. This gives staff the flexibility to choose their hours without the worry of pet care.
- Physical health can be improved because your dog needs to go out for a walk at lunchtime and therefore so must you.
- Dog cuddles.
It isn’t quite as easy as just opening the door to every fluffy friend though, there are a number of things to consider first.
- Does your building or office allow animals? In some cases, office leases may not allow animals so make sure you investigate before starting doggy daycare.
- How do your staff feel about having animals in the office? It is important that inviting animals into the workplace has a positive impact so make sure you are aware of any allergies of phobias.
- Are your applicants suitable? In the same way that you interview people to join the company, dogs should be able to pass a series of tests to assess their suitability for your office. If a dog is going to spend long hours (or flexible ones, because our canine employees deserve the same benefits), they need to be able to behave to a standard that won’t reduce the productivity of your office. Basic commands, toilet training and sociability as well as making sure they have the appropriate vaccinations are a must.
- Is your office suitable for pets? There needs to be somewhere for pets to sleep and eat whilst their owners are working as well as having somewhere to take them out for walks and toilet trips.
If your office is not suitable for dogs, there are other office animals you could consider, here are some alternative workplace pets.
- Cat – May ruin all the furniture and take unauthorised absences. Does not take direction well.
- Fish – Poor detail retention but nice to look at.
- Tortoise – Slow, but will never leave.
- Guinea Pig – Great for running new ideas past.
- Zebra – Impractical.
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