Opportunity to create Unity

Alchemy Admin, March 26, 2020

There is a question that many of us have and are asking ourselves right now - How can I make a difference?

With hundreds of thousands of people sitting behind closed doors across the globe, we have all been inspired to witness many kind, generous acts, innovative new ways of connecting with each other, and individuals stepping up in a time of need across our communities and our countries.  

With hundreds of thousands of people sitting behind closed doors across the globe, we have all been inspired to witness many kind, generous acts, innovative new ways of connecting with each other, and individuals stepping up in a time of need across our communities and our countries.  

In the UK, the NHS have had a recruiting and skills shortage for many years, and within ONE DAY, have seen over 450,000 individuals volunteer to help and support the most vulnerable in our communities and across our country. UNITY has been created from this OPPORTUNITY, with thousands of people standing together to ENABLE our NHS to provide the support and infrastructure to get through this crisis in the best way we can.

At Alchemy, we specialise in uniting Talent globally, and now, more than ever it is imperative to use this OPPORTUNITY to create UNITY within your workforce, supporting your Talent through this challenging period.

Embrace and Nurture existing Talent

They WILL be needed when things return to normal, and how we respond and react will be remembered! Where you can, create opportUNITY and new challenges for your talent, with tasks/projects/research they can do, utilising their strengths and giving them a continued sense of purpose. Where this is not possible ensure communication and positive engagement is maintained, at a higher level than ever before, leaving no one behind!

Company Culture and Mindset

We all need social connection and a sense of purpose - this is a fundamental and critical human need! For the vast majority, this has been removed overnight and this is where our Mindset and company culture really comes in to play and steps up. This is the perfect opportUNITY for your company culture to be truly embraced and further embedded! Share the positives, celebrate successes and unite as one, utilise the luxury of Social Media, Skype, WhatsApp, Facetime and create fun interactions, quizzes, games, encourage ideas and self-initiated personal development utilising LinkedIn and other platforms - work together to feed positivity into every one of your people!

Cultivate and Nurture Future Talent

Use this opportUNITY to develop a strong Talent Pipeline and reach out to future Talent that has been unreachable until now! Future Talent will understand that the current situation is challenging for employers, however, this is the perfect time to proactively build relationships, as candidates are likely to be at home, and have the rare commodity of time to not only take a call, but also reflect and make plans for their future! Alchemy is using this opportUNITY to reach out to all our candidates, continuing to nurture and build relationships with both our talent and our clients and to unite future talent together.

Keep the Talent Cycle moving

This is so important! How long has it taken your business to build the Talent needed for your business to grow? One of the first things instinctively to be frozen in any economic crisis is Recruitment, and companies that stand still are not only missing an opportUNITY but creating more challenges for their business when life returns to normal. Don’t get left behind and start from scratch, have candidates ready to move forward with as soon as the light turns green! Video interviewing has been a platform Alchemists have used regularly and now it is coming into its own!

Alchemists are supporting both our clients to embrace this opportUNITY, continuing to support, coach, guide and unite both talent and clients through each step, enabling them to be in a stronger position for when life returns to normal, which, it will!

Take care everyone and stay safe!

Written by Emily Grey, Talent Partner at Alchemy Recruitment Ltd.

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