Talking Talent with Will Moulthrop
July 14, 2020
As the recruiting landscape continues to evolve, KCTC reached out to several HR leaders in member companies to get their input on best practices and predictions for the future.
In this installment, we asked Will Moulthrop, Senior IT Resource Manager at AdamsGabbert, to weigh in on the subject.
Q: How has the coronavirus impacted your role most significantly?
A: I am fortunate in my role as an IT Recruiter that I've become even more of a job market resource for those whose jobs have been significantly affected.
Q: What are some basic best practices for HR leaders such as yourself to keep in mind right now?
A: Availability and communication. No one right now has the answers we all seek but many need the support of a strong and friendly voice knowing this is a shared cause.
Q: In regards to recruiting candidates, have you adjusted your recruiting techniques or leveraged new tools as a result of the Covid-19 crisis? If so, what are some examples of short-term adjustments you believe will remain as long-term strategies?
A: My tools (social media, applicant tracking system) have remained the same and while we leverage video conferencing more now to run our business than prior we're not leveraging it that much more for recruiting. Specific to techniques, I've leveraged time to slow down and engage more in this time when human connection seems valuable.
Q: How do you see remote work changing the way companies recruit and attract a talented tech workforce?
A: Companies will have to have a 'flex from home' work policy. If, when recruiting, employers do not bring an understanding of safety, health, and family concerns they will lose out on a majority of the talent market.
Q: What's a good piece of advice you'd give to fellow HR and talent professionals of something they should be doing, or something to avoid?
A: I'm not sure...I think I'd rather listen to advice than offer it right now.