Even as countries around the world work to develop and distribute a vaccine for COVID-19, it’s clear that remote work and remote recruitment are here to stay. Remote hiring is still a relatively new concept for most businesses, but recruiters who once held face-to-face interviews have adapted to virtual recruiting tools. This transition didn’t start because of the pandemic, but it has been sped up to the point where remote work has become the new normal. This means that if you need to hire new talent for your business, you should be prepared to do so remotely.
Hiring remote employees can benefit your firm by bringing in skills that are unavailable in your location. In turn, remote work helps employees by offering the option to pursue the job they really want without relocating. However, attracting and retaining remote workers brings its own set of challenges.
Luckily, remote recruiting has already been a reality for many companies. This means there are resources and experiences to learn from. If you’re someone who is looking to hire remotely for the first time, Zoho Recruit‘s got your back. We’ve been busy curating some of the best-recruiting tools in the industry to help you hire A-list talent from anywhere in the world—tools that will help you hire smarter and better.
Advertise as ‘Remote Jobs’
Zoho Recruit enables recruiters to post and market jobs that are designed for an exclusively remote setup. You can further customize these roles in your job openings module. The job will appear as ‘remote’ on your career site and job profile page, letting candidates know that they are applying for a remote role.
Ready. Aim. Hire!
Your organization’s employees are your competitive advantage, so it’s essential to hire people who have the right skills to help your company succeed. The skillset feature lets you decide the must-have and nice-to-have skills for a job opening even before publication. Zoho Recruit’s AI engine uses an algorithm to calculate an applicant’s skill score and quickly identify candidates that have the skills you’re looking for.
Expand your search to the global level
With Zoho Recruit’s video interviewing tool, you can reach out to candidates in any part of the world. Choose between pre-recorded and live interviews, depending on your requirements. Suitable candidates no longer have to be turned down simply because of distance. Video interviews remove geographical barriers and make it possible for recruiters and HR managers to hire candidates from anywhere. With the RSVP feature, you can successfully send and track candidate interview invitations digitally.
Make them an offer they can’t refuse
With Zoho Recruit’s e-signature feature, you can get rid of the pen and paper and authorize all paperwork online. Send call letters, interview invites, non-disclosure agreements, application forms, and offer letters directly to your candidates’ emails for digital signing. Our integrations with Zoho Sign, Docu Sign, and Adobe Sign let you choose your preferred e-sign tool.
Put the power in their hands
Give clients, vendors, and candidates the chance to manage their own information through easy-to-use self-service portals. Leave a lasting impression by inviting them to join your organization’s portal during the hiring process so they can stay up to date on their application and your other job openings. This helps bridge communication gaps and build a stronger partnership with new hires as a result.
The HackerEarth connection
Hiring candidates can be not only tedious but also very time-consuming. From sourcing a pipeline of potential candidates to conducting numerous rounds of interviews to shortlist the best ones, this process can take a lot of time and effort. Even after jumping through so many hoops, there is no guarantee that you will have hired the right candidate. If you have a HackerEarth account, integrating it with Zoho Recruit enables your hiring team to send assessments to applicants directly from Zoho Recruit. There’s no need to leave Zoho Recruit to select and send a test or view the results.
Collaborate and discuss your next hire
Whether you’re hiring for remote roles or you are a remote recruiter yourself, it’s vital that you connect the right candidate to the right job. Bring your entire recruitment team onboard and collectively discuss your next great hire. Review candidates together, add notes and comments and assess them based on the skills required for the job.
If you’re looking to get into remote recruitment for the first time, we hope this checklist has given you an idea of how recruitment software can help you get started. Zoho Recruit is a great option for those companies that are ready to make this transition, no matter the size of your workforce or what industry you’re in. Similarly, remote recruiters can rest assured that the Zoho Recruit team is working to make it easier for you to source and hire the best talent from around the globe. Long after this crisis is resolved, one of the lasting impressions will be in remote employment and recruiting. Are you ready to make the switch?
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