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Top tips for successful recruitment during coronavirus

Bryony Smith client, clients

On the 5th November England went into lockdown. The new four-week lockdown is expected to last until 2nd December 2020, and you must work from home if you can and avoid travel unless it is essential. On a more positive note, estate agencies and construction sites can continue to stay open. So, if you are looking for new staff here are our practical steps and top tips for successful recruitment during coronavirus:

  • Telephone and virtual interviews – A lot of employers are already using telephone and virtual interviews as part of their recruitment process. Not only does this easily allow you to have an initial conversation with a prospective candidate, but it can also speed up the recruitment process and keep everyone safe in line with social distancing measures.
  • Help us, help you – have a clear idea of what type of candidate you are looking for and what you are willing to pay for the right person. Our core aim is to make the recruitment process easier and provide individuals that benefit your business. Please provide us will all the relevant information so we can find the right person for your business.  
  • When it comes to salary be competitive and think of ways to attract the best people. Be proud of your excellent reputation and customer service.
  • What can you offer candidates? – Many candidates are interested in training opportunities, learning new skills and progression.

GCB Recruitment is open for business during the lockdown. If you are looking for new staff, contact us on 01603 667777. We handle the candidate search, interview arrangements, feedback, negotiations, referencing and anything else you may require. This saves you time by allowing you to focus on other important work aspects as well as saving money in the long run by avoiding bad hires.

For the latest advice about coronavirus head to the government's website.