As technology has advanced, the way we conduct interviews has changed. No longer are we bound to a physical space, sitting across a desk from one another. Video interviewing has become a popular option for many companies and candidates alike, especially during COVID-19. There are many benefits to using video interviews in the recruitment process and many myths as well.
For businesses facing serious hiring challenges as part of the Great Resignation, there’s an untapped talent pool that would allow them to surpass diversity and inclusion goals while introducing critical problem-solving skills: veterans. In fact, veteran candidates introduce several critical skill sets that are hard to find among civilians while offering a clean slate for employers to re-skill a talented employee. The key is learning how to overcome hiring obstacles and use veteran hiring to strategically fill your talent gaps.
In today’s workplace, the pressure is on—to be a perfect employee, to always be available, to exceed last week’s exceeded expectations. In short, the modern workplace is a pressure cooker. But that doesn’t have to be a bad thing. In fact, stress and pressure are both critical motivators at work. Without a little pressure, you can’t perform at your best.
The key is leveraging pressure as a tool of success rather than a weight on your shoulders. The first step is mindset, figuring out how to think of pressure in a way that serves you. From there, you have to learn how to build up your resilience and learn how to use pressure as a structuring tool when you’re facing uncertainty.
With more employees able to work from home than ever before, and the coronavirus pandemic still dictating the terms of where and how we work, employees are settling into work from home. Just...not their current home. These days, more employees are considering the possibility of relocating to a cheaper area if work from home options become permanent. That introduces new challenges for employers—beyond remote work functionality. Companies have to consider how the trend toward relocation will impact their recruitment and retention, how they can educate employees, and how they can set up managers and employees for realistic, fulfilling remote work experiences.
Employees are demanding hybrid work. Managers are stressed about hybrid work. And since the confusion often comes from a lack of cohesive hybrid work planning, it’s time to take the stress off everyone’s plates and start planning for the future of hybrid work. For managers, mastering the art of hybrid work is all about communication, learning how to maintain productivity, sustaining your workplace culture in a hybrid environment, and, of course, safety.