We’re going to frustrate readers right off the bat: we don’t have an answer for this—yet. We don’t have one concrete answer yet because there is no one concrete answer that would readily apply to every company in the country. Each business has unique needs, financial situations, and strategies for how to move forward in the wake of COVID-19. And while your hiring situation is entirely contingent on those factors (and others), there is one universal rule that everyone should follow in the weeks, months, and years to come: be adaptable.
The pandemic took everyone by surprise (even those who saw it coming perhaps didn’t anticipate how drastic and far-reaching the consequences would be). And the severity with which it impacted your business probably took you by surprise, too. In such a tumultuous, unpredictable situation, you have to be on your toes and ready to change your approach. In this blog, we’ll talk about the three scenarios we’ve seen across the board for businesses with a recruiting profile:
- Their needs have increased (more hires)
- Business as usual (same amount of hires)
- They’re on a hiring freeze (no new hires and maybe layoffs or furloughs)
Each situation means you need to rethink your approach, and we’re here to walk you through each scenario. You can’t predict the future, but you can prepare for how you deal with it. For in-depth planning for your recruiting strategy, Controller’s Group, Inc. is here to help.