Recruiting talented candidates for hire can be an arduous process for companies during the best of times. The same could be said for the job search, which few candidates would describe as a walk in the park. There are many common missteps – both big and small – which can lead to a missed opportunity or an ill-placed union of employer and candidate.
How has the COVID-19 Pandemic impacted the recruiting process? What new factors must candidates consider, as they present themselves virtually or in person?
Join us on Tuesday, October 20th, when Bruce Hurwitz — executive recruiter, career counselor, speechwriter and award-winning author — will share his observations, along with tips for employee recruitment and for job application during COVID-19.
0:38 – 14:29 – We are introduced to Bruce Hurwitz as the guest on today’s show. Eric asks Bruce how long he has been in recruiting, speechwriting etc. and to give some background on his career. Bruce talks about how he differentiates himself by staying in touch with his candidates throughout the recruiting process. Eric mentions the extra personal touch being important with client and candidate relationships. They close this segment talking about any surprise upticks in hiring through the whole pandemic.
16:41 – 30:25 – In this segment Eric opens up asking Bruce if he is giving any advice to companies from a recruiting perspective given the situation in 2020 with the pandemic. They further talk about how the process is faster now than it used to be with video interviews etc. and companies need to be efficient. They further discuss if there are any different, new or less questions in the recruitment process and whether anything has changed this year in the interview questions itself. They close this segment discussing whether from a recruiting perspective are there new traits employers look for in candidates during the pandemic.
32:49 – 45:37 – They open this segment with Eric asking Bruce whether there could be false red flag traits during recruiting/interviewing especially during these pandemic times. Bruce tells some interesting stories around this topic and some of the interviews he’s had during these times.
47:43 – 58:17 – In the final segment Eric and Bruce discuss some final red flags with interviews and recruiting during the pandemic and video interviews. Eric asks Bruce if he has any advice for candidates that are looking for jobs in these times. Bruce goes through 11 different pointers and advice for people looking for jobs.
About Employment Law Today
Helping Business With Employment Law Issues.
For many business owners, it can be overwhelming to keep up and comply with the federal and state labor and employment laws that govern how they run their business. With the COVID-19 pandemic, there are new laws and regulations regarding hiring, firing, and workplace practices and protocols — all of which can increase business owners’ anxieties about regaining traction or thriving again. On my weekly show, we will be discussing the most common employment law related questions and challenges that business owners have been facing in these uncertain times.
The show will have three main goals: (1) to inform businesses about employment law updates, (2) to inspire businesses by giving them the tools to move forward, and (3) to demonstrate how some business owners have overcome their employment law problems, walked through the challenges imposed by this pandemic, and have taken steps to regain traction during the reopening phases of this pandemic.
Our guests will include professionals who advise businesses from an H.R., legal, and financial perspective, along with thriving business owners who will share their experiences and insights into running a successful company while complying with labor and employment law mandates during COVID-19.