Our audience will learn how to identify new trends in hiring, how to adjust the screening process / interview process to meet the modern workforce, and how to understand and respond to the Covid-19 pandemic’s impact on recruitment.
What are some recent trends in hiring and recruiting in light of the changing landscape of a post-Covid workplace?
Hiring the right job candidate is a challenging task for any employer. The decision of which person will fill a position, if done too hastily or without proper vetting, can lead to many headaches, including time spent in training, then firing, and searching for / training a new candidate. It is no surprise that many companies hire recruiters who have their finger on the pulse of the latest hiring trends and employer/employee dynamics.
How has the pandemic, and the subsequent work-from-home movement and laws surrounding the workplace, changed the employer / employee relationship? How does that impact the way in which employers need to hire in a 2022 world of mass resignations and reassessments of what work means to employees?
Tune in this evening, when my guest, the very talented / experienced recruiter, Lynn Hazan, and I discuss these issues, along with tips for companies in hiring new employees.
About Lynn Hazan & Associates:
00:33-14:02: Tonight, Eric speaks with his guest, recruiter and president of Lynn Hazan & Associates, Inc, Lynn Hazan. The topic for this episode revolves around the hiring trends post covid from a recruiter’s perspective as well as tips for companies hiring new employees. Lynn speaks about being a recruiter. She says that she did not know this would be her career as she began her career working in non-profit organizations. She even worked at the Goodman Theater in Chicago selling tickets and was able to meet someone who had a firm in the recruiting industry. She tells us her journey to creating her own recruiting firm and forming relationships with clients and candidates where they keep in touch on their paths to their careers. She also talks with Eric about the change in recruiting in 2022 and with covid. Lynn talks about the ability to adapt and be flexible with the ever changing ways such as now using zoom for interviews and landing the right job or candidate.
16:16-28:47: Lynn talks with Eric about preparing candidates for interviewing via zoom. She says that the level of professionalism is coming back except with the change of video calls. Lynn says that now we’ve had two years to practice on what works when interviewing on zoom such as your environment and more. She also talks about understanding the work culture of a company to make sure that she is speaking with the right candidate. Her conversations with her clients deal with work and life balance and what really motivates them as well as what they are looking for such as salary and more. Lynn and her clients work on looking at whether their skills and aspirations align with a job opening. She also makes a point of whether companies should be very narrow on the years of experience a candidate must have. Lynn and Eric speak about the fine details as well from job seekers that may harm them in their process such as moving through many different jobs or how they present themselves on social media and more.
30:52-43:12: Coming back from the break, Eric mentions Lynn’s last name and how it can be pronounced in different ways. Lynn says that she is from a Syrian and Egyptian background, but she grew up in Montreal, Canada. They switch gears where Lynn talks about a success story of one of her candidates. She says that she likes to get to know her candidates over time and watch them grow. This gives her a chance to recruit them much better and know their needs and what they are better matched for. But of course, she also holds the candidates responsible for being informed on what clients or companies are looking for and more. She also talks about certain trends in the last couple of years such as having technical skills and being tech savvy as this is what a lot of companies look for the most as well. When looking for writers for example, she says that clients also look for visual communication skills; being creative on Canva is one example. Lynn also mentions how she helps her own interns in these aspects so that they have more skills in their “toolbox”.
45:12-56:31: Eric asks Lynn about the changes in laws and how it affects the recruiting process for businesses. When talking about a law that deals with transparency in job postings, Lynn brings up a point of whether there would be applicants if salaries were to always be public. Things such as reevaluating everyone else’s salaries in a business or whether a candidate is applying somewhere for a certain reason are some things to think of. She says that the deal with this topic has to do with negotiations and learning to advocate on your own behalf. In general when talking about being a good fit for a business or company, she mentions knowing your audience, knowing the value you bring to a job, and understanding where your salary goals fit in such as your work-life balance and much more. To get in touch with Lynn Hazan, you can contact her at firstname.lastname@example.org and also visit lhazan.com. Before closing the show, Eric thanks Lynn Hazan for joining him tonight and compliments her great amount of passion and enthusiasm she brought to the conversation! Lynn Hazan also leaves us with some final words of advice and encouragement.
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.