As a result of the coronavirus (COVID-19) pandemic, many employers across industries have had no other choice but to make layoffs – at least temporarily – and put hiring on hold. And while nobody can predict how long the pandemic will have an impact on the broader economy, it’s important for any organization to have the right people strategy in place to navigate these uncertain times and drive success in the long run.
If your team doesn’t have an immediate hiring need, you can still work toward building a pipeline of qualified candidates that you can tap into once active hiring picks back up. Below, we’ve highlighted some tips to build relationships with top talent – even if your hiring is on hold.
1. Build a network of prospective job applicants
Highlighting open roles on your career site can help you attract job applicants for roles you need to immediately fill. But it’s also important for you to build a network of prospective job applicants for roles you fill on a regular basis or will likely need to fill down the road. To meet this need, you can also include an option for interested job applicants to join your network
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