Remote Recruitment

Managers can interview and onboard new employees from a distance during these unprecedented times.

Many accounting and finance organizations have been forced to close their physical offices and conduct work remotely due to the COVID-19 pandemic, and these companies have had to come up with new ways of hiring staff. In particular, they’ve moved their recruitment and onboarding processes into the virtual world, from a candidate’s initial interview—now via video—to their first day on the job—now from home. The crisis has provided a fresh perspective on the idea that remote recruitment could become common and perhaps even standard in some cases.

Managers need to be ready to address immediate staffing needs and those in the longer-term future, despite not fully knowing what the latter might look like. And since a virtual hiring process could play a bigger part in recruitment now and down the line, it pays to be prepared.

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