Connect with displaced workers, retired workers, out-of-state workers and former employees.
- Over 21 U.S. states are calling upon retired workers to help fight the pandemic, including New York where Governor Andrew M. Cuomo urges healthcare organizations to, “Go back to the retirees….”
- 227 hospitals have furloughed workers that can help support other states and healthcare systems
- Travel nurses with specialties in RNFA have increased by 64%
- 33 percent of hiring managers agree that familiarity with the organization’s culture is the biggest benefit to hiring back former employees
Use digital technology to recruit talent online.
Build a team of talent sourcers.
When crisis strikes, overcommunication is key. Verbal communication is considered to be the most effective method of communication and building a team of talent sourcers to engage with prospects makes it easier to reach and screen the right candidates. Sourcers help to create pipelines of the right talent by engaging, answering questions and pre-screening candidates to increase the quality of leads. According to the NAQC Issue Paper, 60% of respondents cited live screenings as the most effective pre-screening tool. But now that COVID-19 has hit, patience is low and the call volume is high, leaving many sourcers uncertain on how effective each interaction would be.
Nicole Rice, Sourcing Manager at Katon Direct, shares her experience communicating with prospects during COVID-19 and says, “The candidates are more receptive, nicer, and are willing to help more than ever. This is a true testament that what we are doing is truly purposeful work.”