Three ways to mitigate risk when hiring in a pandemic

How can employers go about making sure their new recruit is the right fit when hiring remotely? Taking these three steps will mitigate the risk of getting it wrong

Remote working became the norm overnight when the COVID-19 pandemic hit. Businesses all over the world had to quickly embrace remote technology and all the logistical challenges which came with the shift to home working. 

As the pandemic continues, some companies have had to recruit new employees remotely. Hiring this way has its own set of challenges. Without the traditional face-to-face meetings and glimpse into a new office environment, it can be difficult for employees to get an accurate picture of the company they are thinking of joining. Likewise, from an organisation’s perspective, it can be difficult to evaluate whether someone will be a good fit based on a video interview.