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We’ll come back to the A-player matchmakers where we’re always trying to find ways to add value to job seekers and employers in the title of this podcast is five tips to help recruiters survive the coronavirus crisis. The reason this is important is that recruiting has just changed quite a bit. It really has. And there’ve been there all sorts of different, um, things that have just happened to our industry that is, um, throwing people for a loop. It’s not a traditional way of recruiting with our solid Tulsa Medical Staffing services. Um, when you have a crisis come up, you’ve got to sit back, look around, look at your, look at your landscape and make some changes, and adjust a little bit. And that’s what a lot of people are doing. And the thing is, is over at Trinity, this is our industry. This is what we do. This is what we focus on every day.
We’re always looking for new technologies, all of this new stuff that we can be utilizing. And, but a lot of people like recruiting. Isn’t their primary focus and some smaller businesses don’t even have a specialized recruiting team. They might have an HR department, but they don’t have anyone that is just really a great recruiter. And I am telling you, it is recruiting is going to be a big talent that companies are going to need to be able to doubt dial into if they don’t have it. I think it’s really important. It’s getting a person into work right now. It’s what’s so crazy is that in April of this year, we had 22 million unemployment claims. And then in April, you know, March through July, we’ve had the most terrible time getting people to actually go and even apply for a job, much less show up for an interview.
And then even if you apply for the job and you actually show up for the interview, getting someone to start is it’s a really big deal, especially with salary ranges, but it really is all salary ranges, but especially in salary ranges of about, you know, 14 to $20 an hour, it’s a real deal. Um, we experience it all the time, and if, and if you don’t hire every day, it’s easy to not see how, how this has happened. But you know, this virus has created a world in which we live in unfathomable different things that you will need with our Tulsa Medical Staffing services. We’ve got social distancing, we’ve got masks everywhere. Um, you know, we had a toilet paper, surge, uh, shortage. We’ve got coins shortage, we’ve got money shortages, what in the world, it’s just a crazy thing. And then one of them, one of the most important things that I’ve watched happen is social media is such an important thing in our culture.
And that is such a great thing because if you’re able to understand where America stands, but you have some of the loudest voices are not positive. And in our social media platforms, I have noticed, um, just negativity, really creating a problem for people and listen, the people that we are recruiting. Now, all of the recruiters out there that might be listening to this, all of the people we recruiting, I can almost promise you, they are more stressed this year than they were last year if you want the top Tulsa Medical Staffing options. If they’re paying any attention to social media, literally the other day, I had posted something so positive only to try to be positive and just fight the negativity that I was seeing with all my friends, good friends, too, really great people. And I had someone just say something so negative about, uh, something so positive. And I just looked at it and I was like, Oh my gosh, this is so ridiculous.
And I clicked on Facebook and I hit delete, and I just deleted it from my phone. And I cannot tell, I want to express this to my friends at how freeing that is and, the amount of stress that comes off of an individual when you’re not seeing that. So often, apparently I looked at it way more than I thought, um, because it really negatively impacted me. And I had no idea the negative impact that that was having, but the people that you’re recruiting most likely they are experiencing this if it comes to our great Tulsa Medical Staffing. And it’s really important for us to understand where people are at. So here are some things that I think five tips that recruiters can do to really help survive this, this situation. Um, number one, communicate openly, and often while the pandemic is a really strong word, maybe not strong enough, great concern among our workforce extends beyond health.
They know the power that the economy holds over their employment options. And all of everyone is worried about the impact of this virus on the economy and their job in a recent survey from HR technologist shows most fear. The virus will have a negative impact on their paychecks and job security. Um, your communications need to be accurate, consistent, and honest. You also need to update your communications frequently with your candidates. You’ve really got to recruit here. There’s a lot of fear and speculation and just assumptions that are happening. And if you’ve paid attention, assumptions in people are never going, assuming the positive. Um, and so, you know, you’ve got the fear of the unknown out there if you need the est Tulsa Medical Staffing around. And so communicating often and openly is going to be really helpful. Number two, engage with your network across many channels when the message is as important as ensuring the wellbeing of your workforce, as well as your business, you need to ensure everyone hears it and makes sure that it’s clear and concise.
And it means multiple platforms to be able to get the message out. For example, a recent survey showed that most recruiters believe that the use of chatbots is critical when reaching out to millennials and members of Generation Z. In other words, the message that might be ignored or overlooked by one segment of your workforce via email, via an email blast or any other blast out like that. It’s less likely to fall on deaf ears in another delivery or distribution or distribution platform. Um, number three, anticipate a recruiting dip. Listen, it’s going to be difficult for a while right now. This is the hardest time we’ve ever had as a recruiting agency in recruiting. We had to switch around everything, put a ton of effort into everything We also love working with you and providing you anew level of Tulsa Medical Staffing today. Now we’re beginning to surge back right now, we’re in the middle of July. And so we’re starting to see an increase here in the Oklahoma markets, but we have been told, uh, by a major magazine that Oklahoma is the number one state for unemployment right now in the nation.
And it’s because our, our governor thank goodness allowed our businesses to open up. Um, when it comes to the virus, we are in the lower portions of that when you compare us to everyone in the nation. And so, man, we are so lucky to have good solid leadership in our city. We are seeing a surge right now, but it, but in, in, in unemployment where we’re reducing unemployment more and more each day, number four, ramp up your remote capabilities. Yes, there’s going to be likely more candidates available for interviews. Um, but a lot of them aren’t going to show up unless you’re able to do it via zoom. You know, we have, we have Microsoft meetings here in our office. We also have zoom meetings. We’re willing to do Facebook live or not live, but, uh, you know, Facebook meetings, anyway that we can, we make up every, or we make sure that we make it very easy for our candidates to speak with us via zoom or, um, uh, video conferencing, number five, while surviving in the short term, don’t forget about a plan for the longterm.
You know, you know, different seismic shifts like what we’re facing right now, it can seem temporary and many are. It’s really important to think about the longterm ramifications cause you’re making big Tom plans right now. If you’re really thinking it through, don’t forget about the longterm for many in this newly expanded remote workforce there, there’s not going to be any turning back. Um, even in our office, listen, we have half our office working from remote right now. Now tomorrow they’re going to be back in the office and they’re just working one day a week remotely, but we recognize that not only did people enjoy that, but they’re more productive there. And so, um, it’s, it’s our job to think outside of the box to help candidates and our clients that we work with to just roll with the changes if you are looking to get more staff with our Tulsa Medical Staffing. And when it comes to an organization’s, um, contingency plans, you know, staffing recruiting through this type of, you know, pandemic, uh, you know, it’s, it’s really important to not just look at the short term, just to remember if you failed to plan or plan to fail, um, that, you know, that is going to be a big time.
Uh, disadvantage accompany is going to have, um, the companies that are going to survive and thrive in this are going to be ones that took a pivot, took a look, look around at the situation, um, looked at the best scenarios and made a call to change. And every company’s had to change a little bit, but it’s those that were embraced it and went on and made a couple of changes and just went on full steam ahead. Those are the companies that really began to flourish when it comes to your best Tulsa Medical Staffing services. If Trinity can help you in any way with your hiring, we would love to be a resource for you. We’re a staffing firm located here in Tulsa, Oklahoma, and we are one of the top-rated staffing firms in the nation. And I would love to tell you about what it is that we do and why we do it so well, give us a call at Trinity at (918) 622-2588, or you can visit us firstname.lastname@example.org.