“The first conversation took some getting used to, but during the second everything went very smoothly.” Muhammed Cetin was in an application procedure last week. Normally you go to the office, but because of the measures to combat the coronavirus that is not possible. He spoke to his new employer by video calling.
Applying for a digital job is currently the only way to get a new job. Recruitment and selection agency Robert Walters normally conducts 10 percent of the conversations by video, now it has become 90 percent.
The recruiter does notice that some companies have to get used to the working method. The organization sees that companies unintentionally prepare their applicants less well for the interview: for example, that the official language is English, or that several people are joining, can be forgotten.
Switch very quickly
“Organizations are moving fast,” said Frank Roders, general manager of recruiter Compagnon. “The first and second conversations were often already online. But there is a feeling that you cannot hire someone without face to face-contact. “He thinks it’s a matter of days before this changes.