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30.06.2020 : News

Why You Should Establish a Remote Recruitment Procedure in 2020

Remote recruitment: a new reality

The recent COVID-19 crisis has forced many companies to revisit their recruitment procedures. As remote working has become mandatory or strongly recommended in some countries or regions, they have had to recruit new candidates remotely in order to comply with government directives.

However, even after government measures have been lifted, companies will still benefit from remote recruitment. In this article, find out why your company should set up a formal remote recruitment process.

Why should you establish a remote recruitment process for your company?

More than ever, employers have the opportunity to recruit the best candidates from around the world. Remote working is becoming increasingly popular, and offering this opportunity could significantly broaden your pool of candidates. Setting up a remote recruitment procedure will help you attract international talent and ensure you will comply with all applicable laws and regulations.

Of course, if you allow remote work, you can hire people from anywhere, which is why you need to be able to interview them remotely. Thanks to the many remote communication tools available online, an interview can be conducted at the click of your computer mouse.

Some advice on remote recruitment

Here are some tips to help you set up your remote recruitment process.

Extend and expand your recruitment process

Your remote recruitment process will naturally be somewhat different from your usual methods. Distance can be a challenge in the hiring process. It is certainly more difficult to get to know a candidate through a computer screen. However, using video conference instead of phone calls and taking more time during interviews to ask questions that are related to working remotely will naturally help you and your candidates make sure you are on the same page. It has also become incredibly relevant to perform an identity check on your candidates as part of your screening process.

Facilitate remote communication

In general, candidates who are preparing for a job interview are likely to be a little stressed. The last thing they should have to worry about is a technical problem during the interview. You should therefore make sure that they have access to the same remote communication tool as you do (Zoom, Skype, Google Hangouts…). Provide them with precise instructions on how to use the tool (and make sure to test on your system as well!).

Make sure your new recruits are qualified for the position

Remote recruitment is attractive to employers because the technology makes it possible to source candidates from anywhere in the world. That said, in such cases, you will still need to ensure that your new recruit is qualified, and depending on the job offer, that their diplomas or certifications are recognized in Canada by performing international background checks.

Get some help to make sure you comply with international laws

Whether you decide to perform a criminal check, employment or education verification, a reference check or any other verification as part of your screening process, don’t forget that the laws related to privacy policy and personal data of your candidate’s country will often differ than Canadian laws.

Mintz Global Screening’s experts will help you establish compliant procedures with all applicable laws and regulations, whether they are national or international, so you can focus on finding the right fit for your company.

In short, companies should establish a remote recruitment process. Adapting to this new reality can help you find candidates from all over the world and even help your company grow internationally.


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