The drastic and swift changes brought about by the coronavirus led to mass layoffs for some and unprecedented hiring booms for others. Here are the seven most-read articles on talent acquisition from SHRM Online in 2020.
No. 1 Stocking Up
Some talent acquisition experts and HR leaders took the approach that with millions of new entrants into the job market, employers that are focused on recruiting will be well-positioned to fill critical roles with suddenly accessible top talent at all levels.
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The coronavirus upended normal HR workflows—and pre-employment screening was no exception.
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As employers began asking employees to work from home to stop the spread of the coronavirus outbreak, virtual job interviews took the place of in-person visits. SHRM Online published these do’s and don’ts of video interviews.
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Most professional organizations transitioned to remote work in response to the coronavirus pandemic, making completely virtual onboarding of new hires a necessity. But providing a superb onboarding experience virtually can be a challenge for employers doing it for the first time.
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A panel of HR leaders at the Society for Human Resource Management’s Talent Conference & Expo shared talent acquisition strategies being explored for the reality of recruiting and hiring during a pandemic.
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The COVID-19 pandemic created new types of jobs, including contact tracers, temperature takers, health monitors and workplace redesigners.
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Recruiting experts and practitioners outlined these always-relevant tips to ensure that both recruiters and hiring managers are on the same page when it comes to finding the right talent, interviews are smooth and effective, and candidates are eager to join the organization when an offer is presented.
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