Who Should I Hire Next For My Business?
What You Should Be Looking Out For When Hiring Post-Pandemic…
With many signs pointing to a positive outcome to this current Covid-19 driven reality that’s troubling everyone I know, I’m sure many business owners are looking at pushing operations back to full capacity, and even increasing their workforce!
And if you’re planning on hiring, you’re probably also wondering: “What sort of skills should the people that I hire next possess to prepare my business for a post-pandemic business reality?” Although times are still uncertain at the moment, one thing that’s for sure is that those who can prove they have the key skillsets demanded by businesses will stand out from the crowd, no matter how uncertain times are.
Let’s run through what these important abilities are, shall we:
𝗢𝗻𝗲 𝘄𝗶𝘁𝗵 𝗘𝗳𝗳𝗲𝗰𝘁𝗶𝘃𝗲 𝗖𝗼𝗺𝗺𝘂𝗻𝗶𝗰𝗮𝘁𝗶𝗼𝗻 𝗦𝗸𝗶𝗹𝗹𝘀
Times are changing rapidly now. You should know this, right? Businesses are not only trying to keep up to date, but also trying to keep employees up to date too. More than ever before, it is important for business leaders, and their teams, to have strong and effective communication skills. Constant changes to the business will impact a vast number of stakeholders – who must all be kept in the know. Not only is creating and guiding business strategy important but effectively communicating it to those who look to you for leadership is just as important.
𝗢𝗻𝗲 𝗪𝗵𝗼 𝗔𝗽𝗽𝗿𝗲𝗰𝗶𝗮𝘁𝗲𝘀 𝗮𝗻𝗱 𝗨𝘁𝗶𝗹𝗶𝘀𝗲𝘀 𝗧𝗲𝗰𝗵𝗻𝗼𝗹𝗼𝗴𝘆
With a large majority of workers at home, logging into Zoom and other tech platforms at the start of the day has become as normal as having some teh ais and roti canai. So, those who are already tech-savvy will be crucial to employers in the new world of work. Not only will these people who are comfortable with a range of hi-tech communication platforms be well sought after, but so will the ones with sophisticated modelling and coding skills.
𝗢𝗻𝗲 𝗪𝗵𝗼 𝗨𝘀𝗲𝘀 𝗧𝗲𝗰𝗵 𝘁𝗼 𝗟𝗲𝗮𝗱
Technology skills are important, but so is the ability to effectively lead while utilising tech. Managers who can merge the two and show they can successfully lead productive teams when all employees are remote working will be most desired by any employer. After all, large numbers of workers may never go back to the office permanently again! Managers who can not only get the best possible results out of their teams when working remotely but also show they can still act personably with employees and ensure team morale is high should be greatly sought after!
𝗢𝗻𝗲 𝗪𝗵𝗼 𝗘𝗺𝗯𝗿𝗮𝗰𝗲𝘀 𝗔𝗱𝗮𝗽𝘁𝗮𝗯𝗶𝗹𝗶𝘁𝘆
And if there is one thing Covid-19 has taught us all, it is the importance of being able to adapt effectively to situations out of our control. The pandemic has caused a volatile, uncertain, complex, and ambiguous situation for virtually every single business, and those that are reacting and adapting to the crisis, instead of cursing, are the ones set to be successful when businesses begin to operate at full capacity again.
Resilience, flexibility, and the ability to manage both planned and unexpected changes are sought after skills by employers as companies increasingly seek to expect the unexpected. So, have you got someone in mind to hire who has some or all of the above attributes? If you do, then lucky you…