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Weekend Roundup: Digital Hiring, Management, Diversified Hiring

In this week’s Weekend Roundup, employers look to digital tools to help with finding the right job candidate while campus recruiting. Let’s take a look at five tips for managing an underperformer who is working remotely. The Harvard Business Review conducts research on the importance of overcoming bias when considering job candidates. Click the headlines below to learn more.

Employers Adopt Virtual Tools for Campus Recruiting

Every fall and spring, recruiters from a Morristown, N.J., waste management company called Covanta attend between 16 and 20 university career fairs. University recruiting specialist Chelsea Schumacher and her colleagues are looking for candidates for the company’s early-career development program, as well as potential interns.

The pandemic put a stop to these efforts, though. This spring, Covanta, like other companies around the world, was left without direct access to students. Looking for an alternative way to connect with students and fill its jobs pipeline, Covanta is creating its own virtual college job fair.

5 Tips for Managing an Underperformer—Remotely

While a majority of employers believe that that their employees will return to their workplaces after COVID-19’s impact diminishes, working from home isn’t going to disappear. The reality is that a huge number of people were already working from home (almost 10 million workers in the U.S. in 2019); that number is only likely to rise post-pandemic. As the manager of a remote team, you can’t afford to ignore underperformance from remote workers, whether they’re temporarily at home, working in local branch offices, or halfway around the world.

Research: A Method for Overcoming Implicit Bias When Considering Job Candidates

“We are committed to a balanced gender distribution and value a variety of backgrounds and experiences among our employees.”

“All applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, color, religion, sex, or national origin.”

“Experience the difference. Make the difference!”

Statements like these are common in job postings these days. Hiring diverse employees has become a critical goal for organizations around the world. And yet, many companies are failing to bring in a diverse workforce.

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