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You Mean The Recruiter Isn't The Hiring Manager?
Ask The Headhunter, September 21st, 2020
A reader wants to hear from the hiring manager, not from a recruiter, in the September 22, 2020 Ask The Headhunter Newsletter.


"I need to change employers after almost two years of stagnant pay and 'nothing new learned.' But I'm fed up with what passes for recruiting.

Recruiters almost never know what they're talking about, and I don't get to talk with an actual hiring manager until I've already wasted a lot of time doing the HR dance. Then the manager tells me I'm not a good candidate!

Why don't companies recruit more accurately from the start? Why aren't they making better matches before we even get to the interview?..."

We often talk about how technology needs to be agile, but the events of 2020 have demonstrated that so does humanity. The coronavirus pandemic created a massive, rapid pivot to remote working, a change that will have far-reaching implications not just for how we work now, but into the future.

"While we are still assessing how big that change will be and have a long way to go before we are out the other side of our current situation, we can still see how it is starting to take shape.

The continuation of working from home

COVID-19 forced us to retreat to the home. Whether it's concerns about outbreak clusters, the ability to reduce real estate costs in a lean economy or simply a demonstration that remote working is productive, many organisations are now looking to embrace some form of remote working permanently..."

Professionals report that working from home has reduced internal and external networking opportunities and harmed their career progress, according to a new survey

"In recent months, many companies have adopted remote work policies due to the coronavirus pandemic. As a result, employees around the globe have transitioned from the traditional office to the virtual workspace. During this time, in-person meetings have transformed into blocks of Zoom meetings leading to a new type of burnout altogether. A recent informal survey on Blind, a popular anonymous network for professionals, details employee sentiment regarding working from home and perceived effects on their long-term career progression..."

Deploying long term remote working and collaboration solutions to the entire workforce

"In response to COVID-19, we saw businesses around the world immediately move their teams from the office to home working. But as we begin to think about more long-term remote working, how can we ensure online collaborative tools are used safely and correctly? Christian Brady, Partner at IT services provider Netcompany, discusses the considerations for deploying long term remote working and collaboration solutions to the entire workforce..."

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