Top 10 tips for managers that are new to interviewing
Interviews are important for two reasons, the first being that it is the candidates' first exposure to the business and first impressions count.
There has been much reported recently on the benefits of working from home and we hear regularly that employees are enjoying the flexibility it allows, avoiding long commutes and distractions allowing increased productivity.
However, there are disadvantages, the major one being how can you create and solidify a positive company culture if no one works in an office environment? Cultures are formed and grown by people coming together and engaging in activities. This could be small one-to-one meetings or large company team building activities. Some may state that the company culture is a work-from-home culture and it’s important to focus on cultural effects. It has been proven that companies with an engaged workforce and clear culture retain their talent. It is also likely that an engaged workforce will have greater customer loyalty leading to greater productivity and profitability.
Working from home does have disadvantages:
Only time will tell if company culture will change as we slowly begin working back in the office. It may be a change that many welcome but the measurement of increased or decrease productivity needs to be closely watched……….
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As we enter 2022, candidate attraction is likely to be one of the biggest challenges facing most organisations. Recruitment teams will need to plan candidate attraction with a difference and look at ways of improving the recruiting process.
Since March 2020, we’ve seen the adjusted right to work checks extended four times whilst we attempt to combat the coronavirus and make returning to work as safe as possible with a number of safety measures and vaccines.