Hire Them Now, They Can Start Later

Why You Shouldn’t Let Coronavirus Hinder Your Recruitment Efforts

Recruit now, they can start later

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The Coronavirus pandemic is taking its toll on human lives in one way or another. Unfortunately, its negative effects have been felt to a high degree in the Netherlands as well. It is sad to see the economy take this hit: restaurants, bars and other public spaces are shutting down in an attempt to fight the spread of the disease. 

However, for companies that were just in the midst of recruiting new personnel when the crisis hit, the situation doesn’t have to be as gloomy. Here is why.

Online interviews and meetings with candidates

Social distancing has been deemed by many as the most effective preventive measure against the Coronavirus. At first glance, this might seem like hitting the breaks of the hiring process. But, you can always interview over Skype and arrange an online meeting with candidates and even employees. The job may not be digital-based but your recruitment process can easily be.

No cure, no pay conditions

Coronavirus or not, the nature of recruiting has always come with some risk. In order to minimize it, Blue Lynx operates on a contingency fee basis. We only get paid when the candidate, who we have successfully sourced, screened and recruited for you, starts working in the organisation. Simple as that – we don’t ask for any payments until our recruiters do their job.

People will still need a job once this is all over 

Probably, they will need it even more badly. As a business owner or a recruiter, you are probably afraid that in this current situation, you can’t afford to hire new people. You may have even already gone through all the stages with a potential candidate. Now the virus has put a wrench in your plans and you can’t go further. You can always turn to a recruitment agency to help you negotiate a delayed start with the employee. If they want the job and you want them, postponing the start of the contract should not be a problem for any of the sides.

You may have less work now but that might not be the case in the near future

Nobody knows how long the Coronavirus situation is going to last in the Netherlands and the rest of the world. Your business may be currently experiencing financial difficulties, However, people are the first resources that you will need in order to get back on your feet. There is no reason to stop your search for the professionals your companies will need in the future.

Many people are quarantined. This means free time on their hands

It might be hard to see the bright side of events like a virus outbreak. But here at Blue Lynx, we always seem to look for (and find) the silver lining. Right now, many potential candidates from all over Europe are stuck in their home. While they are waiting for the “storm” to pass, they have a lot of time on their hands. Some of them might and will use it to explore the job market. 

If you freeze all your recruitment processes and take a step back, candidates won’t be able to find you. Then, when the crisis is over and you still need that professional for your team, you will be back to square one.

It’s important to stay calm in the uncertainty of the situation and make the most of it. This is especially true for recruiters and companies all over the Netherlands and the rest of the EU. If you need advice and professional HR solutions, contact us at +31 (0)70 311 7822 or via email. We have legal advisors and a great understanding of the ABU CAO (Collective Labour Agreement) so we will help you with any of your HR and recruitment needs.