5 Virtual Recruitment Strategies

calendar March 29, 2021
| 2 Minute Read

During the COVID-19 pandemic, hiring managers are struggling to get candidates in the door. Recruiting budgets have been slashed and departments are wondering how to coordinate interviews, let alone find talent. How can teams adapt? The answer is virtual recruitment.

Virtual recruitment is the process of pursuing, vetting and onboarding candidates electronically. It’s been around for years, but, during the COVID-19 pandemic, it’s proven to be one of the best methods for acquiring new talent. This article offers five tips for recruiters.

1. Host Virtual Career Fairs 

Basically, hosting a virtual career fair allows interested parties to learn more about a company—much like in-person career fairs. These events cater to any individual who’s curious about a company or its industry. Virtual career fairs can take many shapes, but typically involve different speakers giving presentations via webcam. Topics typically include a discussion of career opportunities and help inform potential recruits about the workplace.

2. Strengthen Online Presence 

Any organization looking to recruit virtually must have a strong online presence. This includes maintaining multiple social media profiles, posting content regularly and interacting with followers. Having an attractive social media presence will help encourage candidates to follow and like the content the company posts. In turn, this provides a steady stream of passive recruiting leads.

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5 Virtual Recruitment Strategies