The rapid spread of COVID-19 and the uncertainty that came along with it caused many businesses to look at their revenue and make the necessary adjustments — and for many, that meant pausing hiring or even laying off current staff members.
A hiring freeze doesn’t mean you shouldn’t be thinking about your hiring process. There are plenty of tasks that need to be addressed while hiring is on hold — including assessing your company’s broader business and recruiting strategy — and your HR managers are the best people to take on the job. Here are some projects and tasks your HR team can tackle to have an immediate impact on your business.
“While we were on a freeze, I saw it as an opportunity to focus on broader Talent Acquisition strategy. I conducted a SWOT analysis to inform improvements I wanted to make.”
Elise Peterson, Talent Acquisition Specialist at Hireology
Make Sure Leadership is Aligned
The most important item on the agenda when a hiring freeze is instated is leadership alignment because staff members will definitely have questions, and without alignment on top, panic could ensue.
Your HR lead should be in meetings where hiring decisions are being made,