There are people who think that nothing can be salvaged when something goes wrong. Those who take things as they are and work their way through the new reality. And those who see every catastrophe as an opportunity to make non-linear changes that otherwise might have taken years.
This post is largely meant for the latter two — the realists and the pragmatists.
Coronavirus is hitting various sectors and functions differently. For sectors like healthcare, pharma, edtech, etc., it requires them to ramp up their operations. But for many others, they have no option but to slow down for 12–24 months.
Hiring, in such times, becomes a complex business. There is a general slowdown but you must speed it up for critical positions. And for those in key sectors, all hiring should have happened yesterday.
In this article, I am listing down the factors that you should keep in mind while giving shape to your hiring strategy for these strange times. Follow these, and you wouldn’t just be managing the complexity extremely well but more likely, coming out bright and shining when the tide finally turns.
And it always does.