I wanted to share a fantastic article from our partners over at Meet & Engage. Back on 28th April, I wrote about staying safe and staying connected.
Lockdown is easing, my children have returned to school part-time this week and things now seem to be returning to some sort of normal. So, with an expected increase in candidates looking for work in multiple sectors how are you going to manage and maintain these plentiful streams of talent?
This blog from Kathy Johnson at Meet & Engage provides some really practical ideas that often get forgotten about. I've often said, its better to communicate something, rather than nothing. Otherwise, in my experience, people tend to make their own (and often incorrect) conclusions. In times of uncertainty and the unknown, this has never been more relevant.
A recent consumer retail experience did exactly this. Clear, consistent and regular communication filled me with confidence. Changing my perception of a brand for the better and of course a glowing net promoter score! So how are you keeping in touch, with powerful simplicity?
We need to keep candidates informed – even though we don’t have all the answers about start dates, or how we will run induction this year etc. The important thing, when you don’t yet know all the answers, is to share what you do know, and to build in regular check-in points, so that colleagues and candidates don’t feel that they are being kept in the dark.