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10 skills recruiters need right now (and how to get them)

It’s safe to say that 2020 has gone off script. Many companies are scrambling to adapt their working practices, products, and strategies to adapt and in some cases, survive. Recruiters unfortunately are bearing the brunt of this just as much as everyone else, if not more. The world of talent acquisition and recruitment has swung dramatically between crippling hiring freezes or unexpected high volume hiring.

If you’ve been caught a bit off-guard, first of all, welcome to the club. However, we’ve been working round the clock to help get as much practical advice to help you through these crazy times. Read on to get straight-talking advice about how to weather this storm and come out smiling on the other side.

1. How to work from home successfully

Working from home is not as simple as you might have thought. These tips and tricks will help you if you find being productive in the home office (or as we call it, the kitchen table) a struggle.

2. How to video interview

Everyone is on Zoom, Skype or Google Hangouts at the minute – but as a recruiter, it’s important you conduct your video interviews correctly.

3. How to manage your (and your team’s) mental health

Lockdown during a pandemic is serious. So is taking care of your mental health during this time. Here are some tips that can help you, and your team, give your mental health the attention it needs.

4. How to virtually onboard

Covid or not, remote working is here to stay. That means knowing how to onboard someone virtually is no longer a “nice to have”, it’s now essential. Here’s an easy step-by-step guide.

5. How to add value as a recruiter during a hiring freeze

Unexpected hiring freezes can pull the rug from under even the most seasoned of recruiters. Here’s some tips to help you to continue to add value to your company.

6. How to hire a lot of people quickly

If, on the other hand, you’re suddenly faced with enormous hiring demands, how can you meet them while still maintaining quality? High volume hiring can be difficult – but not with these helpful tips!

7. How to guarantee a positive and remote candidate experience

If you are still making hires, it’s important to give some consideration to the candidate experience. Now that some of your real life interactions are off the table, here’s some other ways you can keep the remote experience positive.

8. How to manage your time effectively

9. How to accelerate learning at home

For many of us, working from home has given us an opportunity to brush up on learning and development. If you’d like to maximise your home learning, check out these tips.

10. How to fix your wifi at home

Let’s face it – if your wifi drops, you’re in a pickle. This guide will run through a number of possible problems, and help you troubleshoot the issue yourself.

Keep an eye on our free resources page for more tips regularly released. If you’ve some requests for content, let us know on Twitter or LinkedIn.

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