Since Covid-19, many businesses have had to change how they operate. Six business owners and leaders shared how their companies were impacted by Covid-19, specifically discussing how technology played a role in their business. They described how the pandemic changed the way they interviewed and hire employees.
The question we asked them in this interview series was:
Has technology played an important role in interviewing and hiring process during COVID-19?
WOULD YOU LIKE TO GET FEATURED?
All interviews are 100% FREE OF CHARGE
Jessica Kats, Soxy
Technology has been at the forefront of recruitment during Covid-19. Video interviews, communication on social media channels and usage of LinkedIn increased to an all time high during these times. It also made sure that interviews were conducted online. The hiring process became smoother. The talent pool also diversified. As remote work allowed companies to recruit people from any part of the world. All in all, technology made life easier for business owners during tough times.
Irene McConnell, Arielle Executive
There’s no doubt that technology has played an essential role in the interviewing and hiring process during the pandemic. Had there been no video call facilities, businesses would have been in a pretty sticky situation. Communication apps like Zoom and Skype made life easy for recruiters. It bridged the communication gap, allowing recruiters to emulate face-to-face interactions during interviews. So they could better understand the candidate’s body language, experience, and overall personality. This has prevented businesses from hiring the wrong person during Covid-19.
Janet Patterson, Highway Title Loans
Technology has played a critical role in recruitment during Covid-19. At a time when face-to-face meetings were a safety risk, virtual interviews saved the day. Zoom and Microsoft Teams became famous overnight because they offered robust video solutions. Every company switched to remote work. So the recruitment process was also happening online. Without these video conferencing tools, conducting interviews, meetings, and onboarding would have been very difficult.
Patrick Wilson, Skill Courses
Technology has played a crucial role in interviewing and recruiting during the pandemic. Due to a shortage of employees, virtual interviews were the norm. Potential candidates sent a video of themselves answering a set of questions. Before, each interview was personally conducted by HR. But this was a time-consuming task for the talent acquisition team. They focused on scanning the best-suited applicants for the vacant positions. Additionally, employees no longer had to skim resumes. AI software did that for HR professionals, which further reduced their workload.
Tim Schroeder, Starting a Blog
The hiring process has taken a turn for the better in recent times. Covid has affected the job market negatively but it has also opened up doors for new opportunities like remote work which were never available before. Now, interviews can be carried out online and hiring teams can design tests for candidates to perform in order to analyze their ability. Recruiters can spend more time on job posting and improving the interview process rather than conducting face to face interviews which can often be very time consuming. Online shifting of interviews during the Covid-19 pandemic has made the process smoother and more effective in attracting talent.
William Donnelly, Lottie
No one can neglect technology’s role in helping recruitment during COVID-19. More companies have adopted virtual interviews online through Zoom and Skype. This has helped companies hire talent from all over the globe. The pandemic made the process of remote work smoother, and the talent pool diversified. All in all, technology works as a dose for businesses looking to hire in difficult times.
Jed Morley, VIP Contributor to ValiantCEO and the host of this interview would like to thank Jessica Kats, Irene McConnell, Janet Patterson, Patrick Wilson, Tim Schroeder, and William Donnelly for taking the time to do this interview and share their knowledge and experience with our readers.
Disclaimer: The ValiantCEO Community welcomes voices from many spheres on our open platform. We publish pieces as written by outside contributors with a wide range of opinions, which don’t necessarily reflect our own. Community stories are not commissioned by our editorial team and must meet our guidelines prior to being published.