It certainly seems like a word that fits with recruiting, but what does “humanizing recruiting” mean in the current environment?
Addressing today’s concerns
The overarching question hiring organizations should ask is straightforward: What is it candidates care about today?
The answer is somewhat more complicated, because these are complicated times. Even so, it’s possible to make a list, and a short one at that.
One-third of the workforce has kids in school, and there are many unknowns.
Will schools reopen? Will schools reopen and then close again? Will schools offer a combination of classroom and remote learning? How will decisions about schools impact working parents or family members who care for children? Will employers remain flexible and continue to accommodate individuals who care for school-age children?
The economy is unstable, and there are many unknowns.
Will there be a second business shutdown? Will furloughs and temporary layoffs become permanent? Which companies will go out of business?
COVID-19 continues to claim lives, and there are many unknowns.