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Recruitment and Coronavirus

Recruitment and the Coronavirus

With every new report, Coronavirus is impacting and changing the way business will need to operate over the coming weeks. 

The recruitment process is no different and, whether it be the initial screening or final interviews, clients and candidates are facing new challenges. Below we have added some useful tips for the coming weeks.

Follow the guidelines

First and foremost, everyone should follow the advice of the experts and follow the latest Government guidelines.

Here at Compass Point Recruitment, we are doing precisely that... we are open for business as normal and following all the guidelines and taking precautions as required.

Video conferencing

Particularly, for first stage interviews it is worth using video conferencing rather than face to face. Most smartphones make video calls very easy (using apps such as Skype, WhatsApp and Facebook Messenger) and it is a straight forward way to reduce office visits and travel... protecting both candidates and clients.

Face to face recruitment

Of course, there is nothing like face to face meetings in the recruitment process to ensure the best fit for clients and candidates, especially in the latter interview stages. 
The use of clear communication and sensible precautions can reduce concerns and anxiety:
  • Client and candidate should meet only if both are safe to do so
  • Short notice cancellation of interviews/meetings has to be expected, accepted and understood where health issues are involved
  • Use hand sanitizer and wash hands before and after interview
  • Bump elbows rather than shake hands
  • Speak to your recruiter if you have concerns about the interview process as they can co-ordinate changes, process and deal with concerns


Keep informed

This is a fast-moving event and so it is very important to keep informed about the latest guidelines and good practice. So, please stay informed and be ready to adjust your processes as needed.


Symptom reminder

Just a reminder the symptoms to look for :

  • Cough
  • Fever
  • Shortness of breath

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Compass Point your local recruitment experts

Whether you are looking to find yourself a new role or filling a vacancy, Compass Point is your local expert recruitment team. We specialise in recruitment at all levels in AccountancyEngineeringFoodHuman ResourcesIndustrialOffice SupportSales & Marketing and Supply Chain.
From our Bury St Edmunds base, since 1995, we have built excellent local recruitment expertise working with clients and candidates across the whole of East Anglia region including Suffolk, Cambridgeshire, Essex and Norfolk.

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