Interviewing During the Coronavirus Outbreak
As a recruiter for the past 20 years I have experienced some interesting challenges – COVID 19, being the latest. We are being bombarded with news (some fake news) and some very serious concerns are being raised. For Gallman Consulting – The safety and well-being of our Staff is paramount to us. Therefore, we have advised them how to take care of themselves, protect others, and monitor the latest developments per the U.S. Centers for Disease Control and Prevention.
But…. WE ARE WORKING!!! We are staying in touch with clients and continuing to provide our expert services.
For clients who are especially concerned about face to face / onsite interviews, we recommend the following:
- Do a more in-depth phone interview before bringing potential candidates into your facility / offices
- Consider a Skype / Zoom or any number of virtual interview systems that are available.
If a face to face interview becomes necessary, we will check with the candidates to find out if the following applies to them:
- Traveled outside of the US in the last month.
- Had contact with someone else who has traveled outside of the US in the last month.
- Had contact with someone who has the coronavirus.
You can ask these same questions when a candidate arrives for an interview, and even have them sign a form to verify the above. Of course – it is a good idea to have hand sanitizer available on the premises. We can also ask the candidate if they are willing to wear a face mask if you prefer.
Gallman Consulting is ready to assist you in navigating this public health challenge and furthering the well-being of all employees. We remain available to service your needs. Our contingency plans ensure our internal processes will continue without interruption and you will have the candidates you need to fill your open positions.
We are in this together!
Senior Director of Placement