Category: Coronavirus

Harness technology to keep your recruitment business going

By Peter Morrow   March 13, 2020  

With the threat of self-isolation and restricted movement over the coming weeks, there is a considerable threat to a number of businesses and the global economy.

Over the past few weeks, many businesses have been making provisions to run their entire operation remotely so that people can minimise the risk of spreading infection and to protect their entire workforce from being out of action if an entire team contract COVID-19.

Speaking to our recruiter clients, we’re hearing that many roles are being pulled while the businesses are focusing on COVID-19. However, there are certain sectors that are likely to boom (namely healthcare and retail) as the country prepares to care for people struck down by the virus and to need extra resources to keep supplies going for the country.

There are a number of things that you can do as a recruiter to keep your business going during these difficult times and luckily, there is an abundance of technology that can help you to maintain a positive flow of candidates whilst reducing the need for physical contact.  Working away from your usual office doesn’t have to spell disaster for your business - in fact, in 1665 when the University of Cambridge was closed due to the Bubonic plague, so Sir Isaac Newton used the time to develop calculus and the theory of gravity.

If major scientific breakthroughs aren’t your thing, you might want to get your recruitment agency in great shape for when your clients are ready to hire again. Here’s how you can use your FXRecruiter website to do just that! 
Use video job ads to reach more candidates
Video job ads are increasingly popular and are proven to get more engagement, drive more candidates to your site and ultimately, convert registrations.

Take this time to create some brilliant video job ads for use on your website and social media. They’re quick and easy to do on your FXRecruiter website.

We recommend you upload your video job ad to ad-free video platform Vimeo. Unlike other video platforms, you won’t find your competitor’s adverts showing at the end of the video
To add your video job ad, copy the embed code and paste it into your job post.

Encourage candidates to register through the candidate portal
Many recruitment agencies like to meet every candidate for registration, however, you can get all the information that you need by asking your potential candidates to register through the candidate portal, removing the need for face to face meetings. And even better, the candidate can self-serve and use their own social media profiles to populate the information, removing the need for your team to input the information (which guarantees accuracy). Win all round!
Present brilliant candidate CVs to your clients via the Talent Board
Many recruiters like to meet with the hiring manager to review the CVs of the applicants you’ve got for the role. But the brilliant functionality on the FXRecruiter Talent Board means you can send over your best candidates via a branded campaign page. You can either do this for an active role that you’re working on or have it ready to go for when the business is ready to recruit again!

There’s a wealth of other technology options available in the market - check out Odro who provide video interviewing software for recruiters. Many solutions are cloud-based, so as long as you’ve got access to a decent wifi signal, you’ll be able to carry on recruiting or getting your recruitment agency in great shape for when businesses are ready to start recruiting again.

There’s also an opportunity to do some work on your CRM to make sure that all your data is GDPR compliant and you can re-look at your active and passive candidates. You never know, if many candidates are working remotely or in isolation, they may be more accessible via phone so you can do some great relationship building. And if the hiring managers are also based remotely, you’ll find it easier to get them to respond on email and phone - giving you a greater opportunity to find out more about their long-term strategy and hiring plans for the rest of 2020.

Reverse Delta has issued a statement to our customers to reassure them of our business continuity plans - you can take a look here.

If you have any questions about how you can maximise your FXRecruiter website to get more out of your team during a potential agency-closure, get in touch with by calling 08000 199 737 or emailing sales@reversedelta.com

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COVID-19 – our assurance to you

By Dave Haygarth   March 12, 2020  

UPDATE: 20th April 2020
Our thoughts are with those most affected by COVID-19 and the healthcare professionals, carers and other key workers providing the care needed.

At Reverse Delta we too have been doing our part by ensuring the safety of our employees and continuing to provide a service to you allowing you to work remotely; offering your end to end recruitment service.

Since our statement below, before the current UK government lockdown came into force, we wanted to assure you that:

Your service is our primary focus - our own support and maintenance teams and our hosting partners are all running a normal service. 
We are working full time with 100% staff coverage, all enabled for effective and secure home working
We have not, as yet, needed to furlough any staff members 
We have not, as yet, taken any external funding, e.g. Business interruption loans

Looking ahead
We fully expect to weather this crisis, and to be here to support you, our customers, our staff, and their families for years to come.  We appreciate your ongoing support and custom during these uncertain times.

Thank you so much for entrusting your recruitment website to Reverse Delta. We take this responsibility very seriously and want to deliver on our promise to you every day.

With the current outbreak of COVID-19 and the impact the virus is having on you, your clients, your employees and families, we would like to share our position on our ongoing commitment to you and reassure you.
Availability of our team
Reverse Delta is a UK based company with employees who are set up with robust procedures and systems to work remotely as well as in their normal offices. When we recruit our staff, all of our employees are equipped to seamlessly connect with our colleagues and our clients, regardless of location, on tried and tested cloud-based systems in a secure environment. We feel confident in our continued ability to serve your business as usual, regardless of how any future development of the COVID-19 virus could affect our physical work locations.
Availability of FXRecruiter
Our FXRecruiter platform is hosted by partners who have fully audited business continuity and backup plans in place, and we are in contact with them on a regular basis as this global virus develops and spreads. As governments need to adapt any plans for movement of people, we have satisfied ourselves that the action plans are thorough for our hosting partners. We only partner with only the most sophisticated, enterprise-grade, hosting experts, who are themselves  ahead of the curve in best-practices during this outbreak.

Whilst COVID-19 remains a huge concern for all of us, we want to reassure you that your website and service remains our highest priority, and we will be on hand to deal with any questions or concerns you may have about the service we provide.

As a technology provider, we are proud to provide hundreds of recruitment websites on our FXRecruiter platform, seeing tens of thousands of candidate applications per year on our secure and trusted software. On top of that, we provide support and the expertise of our team to be on hand if you have any doubts or concerns about the service. Despite the uncertainty of COVID-19, we fully expect to continue to deliver the same level of service to our customers and have measures in place to ensure this.