Few employers put faith in virtual hiring despite pandemic: Report

By: Careers Desk | New Delhi |

December 10, 2020 7:37:39 pm

The virtual interviews/ video conferencing (29 per cent) emerged as essentially the most favoured virtual hiring technique by employers. Representational/

While virtual has turn into the fact in most spheres, it’s but to take action on the subject of hiring processes. Less than half (47 per cent) employers declare to have employed folks just about, revealed the most recent report by Indeed – a job search web site. Among those that do, most used a mix of virtual and face-to-face hiring strategies.

Even fewer employers put faith in virtual hiring, and imagine that it will keep post-pandemic. “More than one in four employers (26 per cent) consider virtual hiring a novel and surprisingly effective experience, and another 22 per cent believe that it is the right way forward, even while acknowledging its present challenges,” the report cited. The virtual interviews/ video conferencing (29 per cent) emerged as essentially the most favoured virtual hiring technique by employers.

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For those that opted for hiring just about, most (31 per cent) of employers credited virtual hiring for giving them wider entry to expertise whereas one other 28 per cent mentioned this method allowed for flexibility and comfort. Nearly, one in 5 employers mentioned that virtual hiring lowered bias in the recruitment course of, reveals the report.

Not all sectors are adopting the change. The examine reveals that sectors corresponding to BPO/ ITES (95 per cent), media and leisure (90 per cent), and telecom (87 per cent) are embracing the new-age applied sciences and hiring largely by virtual means. Traditional sectors dependent upon bodily labour corresponding to development and actual property (98 per cent), manufacturing (97 per cent), agriculture (95 per cent) and retail (93 per cent) want nose to nose hiring strategies solely. Employers from the monetary providers (91 per cent), advertising and marketing and promoting (89 per cent), and healthcare and pharma (87 per cent) want a extra hybrid method in direction of hiring.

Managing Director, Sashi Kumar mentioned, “With India being the world’s second-largest workforce, it can be a challenge to find the right hire, especially in the middle of a pandemic. In order to succeed we need to acknowledge that the things that matter to job seekers have changed. Employers have to reimagine their recruitment strategies to find great talent and create opportunities for growth. Indeed is constantly innovating to find new ways to improve, adapt, and simplify the hiring process and VHE is a step in that direction.”

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