Recruiting Remotely during Covid-19


While the world copes with the novel Covid-19 pandemic, Australian businesses are facing an unprecedented challenge. While the damaging effects of the epidemic are inevitable, modifications in engagements with our suppliers, customers and employees can help cushion them.   

The ‘work from home’ culture has undoubtedly experienced a boom in recent times. Cloud applications and technology advances mean that many of us are already equipped to work without the traditional ‘in office’ systems.  

As the workforce transitions into a different way of working, it’s important to remember that business can still operate in some capacity. Not only can people work from home online, but they can also be hired online.  

Hiring the best talent is a tedious process, from writing job descriptions, filtering through resumes, conducting interviews to negotiations.  

Recruiting purely via online channels comes with its own set of challenges too. With the proper tools in place, businesses can hire the right people for the right roles. Video conferencing allows companies to conduct interviews online, and eLearning tools help with onboarding and training. One of the best techniques is to administer a psychometric assessment tool as a pre-interview to save time and to assess soft skills.  

Psychometric Assessments are designed to help businesses uncover behavioural preferences of candidates, which can be hard to pick up on in only 1 or 2 interviews. Video conferencing makes picking up these cues even more challenging. Psychometric Assessments help recruiters understand the preferred learning style of your candidates, recognise potential causes of stress and understand their natural behavioural fit to the job skills – all before you hire them! 

Assess Candidates with a Remote Worker Assessment

Remote workers need a unique set of soft skills to complete their job and ensure timely deliverables. Psychometric Assessments look closely at essential soft skills such as communication style, work ethic, and time management skills. A remote worker assessment provides recruiters with powerful insights into an employees ability to demonstrate competencies required to work successfuly in remote situations. Once the ideal candidate is hired, the report can assist the employee to develop the necessary competencies to work effectively from home. Using this information, they can adjust their routines, communication and way of working to match their natural behavioural style.

Working from home can be very isolating. The Remote Worker assessment also provides personalised tips for individuals to help them create an environment that is motivating and minimises stress. These tips help businesses to look after the wellbeing of individuals who are out of the office. 

DISC Pre-Employment Tests

Some of the best proven and leading pre-employment assessment tools are Extended DISC® Assessments. These assessments reveal the natural behavioural characteristics of an individual. Extended DISC® assessments are powered by the FinxS Online System to give you even more flexibility over your candidate’s results. Download your candidate’s results against other report formats an unlimited number of times and pay nothing extra!  

Extended DISC® Assessments are administered entirely online, so you can be assured of as little contact with the candidate as possible. HR Profiling Solutions provides you access to the system, training and guidance to businesses, coaches and organisations to help recruit the best talent for the right role.  

If you are looking to implement psychometric assessments into your hiring process, get in touch with one of our team to discuss the ideal solution for your needs.