Steps to Successfully Recruit in a Pandemic

During the normal business year, there will often be a need to replace or add a team member. Before 2020, this was a daunting task, but in a remote world, it can feel overwhelming. To help you navigate the virtual recruiting landscape, we’ve compiled a list of our best tips, many of which will work no matter what is happening in the market.

Start with the end in mind

Begin by asking yourself a few questions; what are you looking for? Do you need an in-office team member? Full time? Part time? Could they work entirely remote? Assess the need in your practice and what you are looking to fill. Just because someone has left does not always mean their role needs to be filled.

Create a job description

After you have decided what you need, complete the job description. Capturing all the needs the role will fulfill and any expectations you have for the position. Use this as your score card when hiring. Will the candidate be able to complete this role? If they are new to the industry, are they coachable and able to learn quickly? The right candidate may not come with all of the knowledge and skills, but will have the ability to develop those skills and to bring the right attitude to the team.

Honesty is the best policy

Be honest with yourself on what you need and are willing to pay for the role. When interviewing, ask the appropriate questions to get a good idea of whether or not the candidate will be a good fit. If working remote does not work for you, or you require in person training, be honest with the candidate so you both know what the expectations are before they come onboard.

Incorporate your values

Share your values and the mission of the practice with the candidate. Your mission and values set the standard for your practice. This will give the candidate insight to whether they would be a good fit within your team and will be able to deliver on the brand promise your practice has made to its clients.

Bring in a professional

When in doubt, hire a professional. You may specialize in finance, but not necessarily in human resources. If you need some support, reach out to a service to help. Whether your need is through role crafting, interviewing, or generating candidates to choose from, outsourcing your recruiting need can take the burden of hiring off your plate.

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