In-home Care and Senior Care staff are working on the front lines every day to keep our families safe and comfortable. It is critical to keep these jobs staffed with well qualified employees.
So how can these employers hire quickly and hire safely at scale without putting human resources and the public at risk? To maintain proper physical distancing to avoid the spread of COVID-19 requires having the right hiring technology. Health Care employers should have short online applications, qualification screening, video interviewing, electronic onboarding and beyond to enable fast, effective hiring.
Does your technology stack up, or are you still using risky paper processing? Eliminating physical paperwork has become a safety concern now more than ever! It is critical to have the right tools to be able to collect all the necessary data electronically to meet job requirements and company hiring policies.
Here are 5 things your technology should be able to do for you while hiring during the COVID-19 pandemic:
1. Screening for Quality
Employers absolutely can’t afford to sacrifice quality, even though time is of the essence. Use qualifying screening questions that a candidate answers in the application. This allows hiring managers to quickly make a determination on moving the applicant through to the next step.
Example: if you’re hiring for CNA’s you would need to know if a candidate holds a valid certification in the appropriate State.
Save time by automatically qualifying applicants right up front instead of weeding through dozens of possibly unqualified apps. Efficient Hire is text-to-apply enabled, easy communication with candidates, and allows you to setup screening questions and filters, so the most qualified candidates are sorted to the top of the list.
2. Video Technology for Interviews
In-person interviews are a thing of the past for most right now. Many employers are skipping this step in the hiring process and moving ahead with just a phone interview! However, with the right technology you won’t have to put staff at-risk and can still properly interview applicants. By providing the ability to use video for interviews, your staff can continue hiring from an appropriate physical distance.
There are many options for free video tools. Managers can use free apps on their smartphone, tablet, or other free tools like Vidyard. Interviews can be conducted in a couple different formats: candidates are provided with a series of questions and are asked to record the answers on video from the safety of their home, or you could conduct live video conference-like interviews, avoiding the face-to-face interview.
3. Contactless Onboarding
The importance of eliminating paperwork doesn’t stop at the application stage. Your onboarding technology needs to be comprehensive enough to include your company policies, special forms, Federal and State tax forms, Form I-9 / E-Verify, Work Opportunity Tax Credit screening and processing, and more – which employees sign electronically.
If your technology lacks the ability to truly remain contactless, it’s failing you. With Efficient Hire’s Custom Forms feature you can be sure all of your necessary forms will be completed – no more random one-off’s. This helps employers to provide a consistent and streamlined workflow for hiring managers and new hires will have a good experience from day one.
4. Background Screening & Driver Data
Handling Background Checks or Drug Screening should be integrated in your hiring tech. It’s a much better experience for candidates if they have one place to complete all new hire tasks!
If you hire drivers, you need to collect MVR, Driver’s License, Insurance, and possibly vehicle information. How are you protecting your HR team and still ? The need for physically handling driver related documents and ID’s can be eliminated with the right tools.
Efficient Hire is integrated with six different Background Screening services, making it simple to fire off the required forms at the right time. With Efficient Hire, you can collect all required driver information during onboarding and new hires upload copies of their documents and ID’s. If an MVR is required, you can choose from background screening services that are integrated with Efficient Hire or document the MVR information in the Electronic Employee File.
5. Automated ACA Notifications
If you’re still using paper for your Benefits Policy or Employee Benefits Eligibility, you should review your technology. Efficient Hire’s ACA management tool automatically sends the Marketplace Notification and your company’s Benefit Policy to new hires during Onboarding.
Notify your employees electronically if/when they are eligible for Benefits and allow your employees to choose which plan they want to enroll in or decline coverage. Track your part-time and hourly employees to ensure a notification of eligibility is never missed.
We’ll be happy to review with you how Efficient Hire fits into your hiring process, reach out to us for a free demo. We can get you setup quickly and get you hiring faster than ever!