Get ready for staffing whiplash. In the initial economic uncertainty around Covid-19, employers made staffing cuts to stay solvent. But as the economy opens, expect a wave of demand for contingent labor that can provide overnight velocity to businesses hoping to regain what was lost during the shutdown.
People are a company’s greatest asset, and there are companies demonstrating they share that belief. It’s the reason Ford has transitioned from churning out F-150s to producing ventilators for the frontlines and why, instead of laying off his seamstresses in the face of decreasing couture sales, Christian Siriano kept his staff and instructed them to start making hospital gowns. Every move we make should prioritize the people who comprise our businesses.
Here’s how staffing agencies can maximize their investments during the downturn:
Keep them warm – Let your candidates know they’re top of mind. Reach out with compassion and creativity to let them know you’ll be ready to recruit them as jobs start coming back. Consider a warm and relevant drip campaign, a survey asking candidates how you can best support them, or consider picking up the phone to check in on your candidates and their families. Never underestimate the power of human touch. Read more here…