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'It is not the strongest of the species that survives, nor the most intelligent that survives. It is the one that is most adaptable to change'

This famous saying has been attributed to Charles Darwin. Darwin developed Darwinism, which is a theory of biological evolution, stating that all species of organisms arise and develop through the natural selection of small, inherited variations that increase the individual's ability to compete, survive, and reproduce.

It is time for us to evolve, it is time for us to listen to the warning shots, accept the challenge and nurture a new way of working.

In the latest of our ‘Old School to New School Recruitment’ we take a look at how the recent constraints and restrictions have somewhat forced the hands of companies to look at virtual recruitment.

Now this is something I have done before, or maybe I will rephrase that; ‘this is something I have reluctantly partaken in previously’. The reasons for previous online interviews being either myself or the candidate being out of town.

The idea has crossed my mind about the cuts in cost, the save on resources and the increase in candidate experience that would arise from conducting interviews virtually. But that would be little more than a whimper which would leave my mind as soon as I got talking to the next interview.

Now with our hands tied with lockdown laws, all that is left is my notepad and pen. Time to brainstorm……..

The main points above will be what I will be researching and testing on each platform to see which suits my needs. And for those who have not learnt how to read my Egyptian hieroglyphs, here are the points I will be researching(in no particular order)-

·      Questions to ask

·      How to display online presentations

·      Which platforms

·      Cost of platforms and ease of use

·      How to schedule interviews

·      How to make conversation

·      Duration of interview

·      What to prepare

·      What to expect

·      What if? (Lack of network connection/ Interviewee is late/ No relationship built)

·      Emails and reminders

·      Image and setting

·      Trial Runs

Anyway, that’s enough of the pretty cloud diagrams, time to get busy. I will get back to you with my findings.

In the meantime, let me know any insights you have discovered. I am all ears! 

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