The COVID-19 outbreak has temporarily changed the way many of us live and work.
While for some sectors, this has meant a significantly reduced, or complete stop to the proceedings, for others, it’s been more of a shift in working practices.
Once the restrictions on workplaces are lifted, it is predicted there will be a sprint to get back to normal – there will be a surge in recruitment, and extra strain will be put upon these services.
Staying in touch with your contacts is an essential practice to keep ahead of the curve, and to hit the ground running as soon as everything bounces back into action.
In these strange times, it is essential to stay connected, to your employees, to your service providers and of course, to your friends and family.
With this in mind, I thought I’d write this blog all about the importance of staying connected, with my top tips on how to navigate the coronavirus situation in regards to your business and recruiting.
1. Share Your Coronavirus Strategy
Right now, transparency is vital. With such uncertainty surrounding what’s going on, everyone you work with is looking for stability.
The importance of sharing what’s going on in your business with your current and furloughed employees, your talent pipeline, potential candidates and customers is essential to build trust and keep your business relationships secure to weather this current challenging period.
Share your coronavirus strategy, and this doesn’t mean just a banner on your website. Update your employees and your talent pipeline regularly with emails and via social media, and of course, check in with your recruiter – let me explain why.
2. Keeping in the Loop with Your Recruiter
The recruitment sector is unique in the COVID-19 outbreak. While some sectors have struggled, others have had their resources stretched to capacity.
As a Salesforce recruiter, Resource in Demand is in a fortunate position to have been able to carry on working throughout the pandemic, and connecting businesses with the employees they desperately need right now.
Tech recruiting is always on; we have continued to place candidates in roles during the chaos created by COVID-19.
Now is the time to stay connected to your Salesforce recruiter, as filling vacancies with the right talent has never been more critical.
Next, let’s take a look at planning for when the government lift the current restrictions on business.
3. Planning for Post-Lockdown
We haven’t yet got a date for when the restrictions are likely to be lifted. Still, looking carefully at the most up-to-date data we have, following suit with other EU countries that have been similarly affected, restrictions will be partially lifted in May with full restrictions lifted afterwards.
Despite Salesforce and the tech sector, in general, being one area which has fared considerable well, the disruption to other sectors, such as supply chain and hospitality, will have had a knock-on effect on some Salesforce and CRM organisations.
But once businesses are up and running again, there will be a significant increase in the need for Salesforce and CRM specialists as organisations strive to return to normal – as quickly as possible.
Do you have vacancies that are currently standing empty? How fast will you need someone in that position when the lockdown is over?
You might be waiting for other businesses to return to normal before you start thinking about recruiting again, which is understandable – just ensure you have a plan in place for every eventuality when it comes to current vacancies.
4. Use All of Your Channels
Finally, I touched on this earlier, but I just want to reiterate how vital it is to use every channel of communication you have available to you to stay connected right now.
How well you stay connected to employees, furloughed employees, your talent pipeline, your customers, business partners, service providers and recruiters will have a bearing on your success post-lockdown.
Strengthening your bonds with everyone who contributes to your business’ success is vital during this time of uncertainty. So aim to increase your communications right now. Use emails, social media, pick up the phone; maximise your voice and stay connected to ensure everything is ready to pick up where you left off with an even stronger team and inter-business relationships.
Recruitment might be one of the things that have slipped down your to-do list in the midst of what’s going on, but Resource on Demand are here and have been continuing throughout to find Salesforce employees for organisations in need of talent.
About Resource On Demand
Resource On Demand is Europe’s first specialist Salesforce Recruitment Company, now also focusing on growth Cloud markets.
We assist innovative and disruptive organisations to grow their technology teams. Supporting companies to fill Cloud roles that span across Digital Marketing, Marketing Automation, Human Capital Management and the growing Salesforce.com suite of skills.
The team at Resource On Demand have access to an extensive database of key talent, registering over 8000 Cloud professionals each year.
To find out how we can support you call us on 01322 272 532, or you can contact us by clicking here.