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updated on 25 January 2022
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Understand what you need to do differently to lead a remote recruitment round during coronavirus. You'll find guidance on getting to know the candidate, preparing your interview panel and adapting your interview tasks.

Take extra precautions so the process runs smoothly

Plan for people being off sick

  • Use a shared drive for all recruitment documents. Make sure everyone who needs to have access does 
  • At the end of each day, note down where you're at in the recruitment process and what the next steps are, so that others can pick it up 
  • Add extra buffer time into your process to account for any delays 
  • Have more than 1 recruitment panel member trained in safer recruitment. If you're a member of Safeguarding Training Centre from The Key, take our safer recruitment eLearning module

Make sure panel members are clear on what the recruitment process will look like, who'll carry out each step and who'll be involved at each point Let candidates know exactly what the entire process will look like to help reassure them. This includes: How many stages there'll be How they'll be assessed Whether they'll be asked to come in

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