Wells Fargo recently announced it would push back its return to the office policy to October, signaling the Delta variant’s impact on the return-to-the-office movement among large corporations. But companies can rest assured their early recruiting and retention strategies that began during the Alpha variant in late 2019 remain relevant. Perhaps a return to normalcy means being ready for an ebb and flow of in-office and work-from-home (WFH) scenarios?
H1B and travel restriction issues aside, IT recruiting is still enjoying an upgrade. Although WFH has become a significant sticking point in negotiations, some companies benefit from a wider talent pool. The results? More competitive applicants and more incentives for the next batch of new hires.
Loss of Leverage
Before the Delta variant of COVID-19 exploded, employers were toying with the idea of adjusting salaries to the cost of living where WFH was taking place. Depending on which side of the equation you’re on, the loss of leverage for this action brought on by the Delta variant lies on the employee’s side. Proper incentives can get the results you want.
Online Recruiting & Onboarding
Indeed, the only companies weathering Delta are those that remember the importance of smooth online recruiting and onboarding. There has been over a year of learning in this area. Companies that learned those lessons are doing well and keeping more of their new hires. How are your recruiting and onboarding strategies?
Retaining early recruiting and retention strategies are paying dividends now that a new variant is out. Nobody knows how long Delta or other new variants will affect business life, only that it will. So be sure to be ready.
If you are interested in learning more about getting the best IT talent in the Dallas metroplex, BCT specializes in recruiting IT talent in Dallas, Ft. Worth, and North Texas. So if you are looking for a rewarding career, contact us today.