Broadleaf’s Senior Vice President of Client Delivery Jason Krumwiede was recently featured as a panelist in a webinar hosted by the Recruitment Process Outsourcing Association. Titled “Recruiting Agility: Keeping Your Recruiting Agile Beyond a Crisis,” the discussion centered on how strategic recruiting and workforce management partners can help organizations appropriately adapt to evolving hiring conditions due to the coronavirus pandemic. Jason was one of four industry-leading panelists who provided insight on the current state of employment.
When asked about the transformation of recruiting since the outbreak of COVID-19, Jason stated that the process has become more fluid as recruiters have taken on greater responsibility.
“Our recruiters are now making selection decisions for high-volume workers and gaining accountability throughout the process,” said Jason. “This has allowed supervisors to focus more on coaching and developing existing employees rather than spending their time and energy in recruiting new ones.”
While tens of millions of Americans lost their jobs due to furloughs and layoffs over the past several months, not all companies were looking to cut their workforces during the pandemic. According to Jason, about 80% of Broadleaf’s client base was deemed as “essential” businesses. These organizations continued to hire front-line production and retail workers despite the prevalence of COVID-19.
“A lot of our conversations have been positive with our clients on how they can alter their recruiting process to work through these new challenges,” continued Jason. “Things like video interviewing are here to stay. It’s been amazing to observe recruiting’s rapid shift to an entirely virtual, online setting.”
As government aid through the Pandemic Unemployment Assistance (PUA) provision of the CARES Act is set to expire at the end of July, talent pools will be teeming with high-quality candidates who are itching to return to work. According to Jason, he advised his recruiting teams in early July to begin constructing their pipelines to discover talent that could be quickly hired and onboarded in support of Broadleaf’s clients – and urges talent acquisition leaders to do the same.
To learn more about Jason, you can connect with him on LinkedIn. You can also read his most recent article, “What is RPO? Recruitment Process Outsourcing: Explained.”
For more workforce management tips from Jason and our experts at Broadleaf, check out our blog.