Remote and Virtual Resources for Employers
We are open for business and here to help you connect with KU students. We encourage you to post your jobs and internships on HireJayhawks.com. We promote this site to all KU students to help them find opportunities. If you need assistance with your postings, contact us at KUCareer@ku.edu.
If you have summer internships, we hope that you will be able to convert them to remote experiences. This may involve changing your expectations or re-aligning your plans while still providing a meaningful experience for the student intern. Please keep us informed of your plans for your summer internships and let us know if we can assist you in any way.
If your organization is hosting a virtual recruiting event, send us the information and we will share it with students. While we are not offering campus interviewing at this time, we hope that you will consider conducting video interviews with your candidates. If you would like to set up a virtual information session, or have other ideas for creatively connecting with students, please let us know.
The following resources may be helpful to you as you adapt to recruiting, hiring and managing virtually.
There are a number of best practices for employers to consider and implement when converting an internship program to a remote experience. These could include using a project-based approach to assignments, getting manager support, and engaging interns in informal mentoring and networking. The following are resources for creating or converting your internships to virtual experiences:
- Tips for bringing your internship program remote in the midst of COVID: Tips from Parker Dewey on implementing best practices for hiring and hosting remote interns.
- Micro-Internships for the University of Kansas: KU page for Parker Dewey with employer information on creating micro-internships.
- Top Perks for interns can be adapted for virtual workplace: Students want meetings with senior leadership, professional development, skills training and project presentation to management. This article from NACE – National Association of Colleges and Employers, discusses how to incorporate the perks interns want in their internships.
- Communication, Connection Keys for High-Quality Remote Internships: Highlights of an employer who is providing high quality work experiences, effective intern communication and virtual networking opportunities. (NACE)
- What to do about internships in light of the COVID-19 pandemic? A short guide to online internships for colleges, students, and employers: A ten-page document created by the University of Wisconsin has information concerning what prospective interns and employers can do to continue to provide internships this spring and summer.
- Considerations for remote internships: What makes remote internships different, creating psychological safety, hiring remote interns and managing expectations are discussed in this article from GitLab.
- Best Practices for Creating a Successful Virtual Internship: Designing a virtual internship, and onboarding and managing interns remotely are explained in this article by Harvard Business School.
- Long-term effects of canceling a summer internship program by rescinding job offers: College Recruiter discusses employer pipelines for future employees and future leaders in organizations and company branding through internships in this YouTube video
Recruiting can look different when done remotely rather than in-person or on-campus. These are some resources that discuss virtual recruitment strategies, creating a virtual presence, and planning for a post-coronavirus world.
- Virtual Recruiting: Creating a Presence Without Being Present: This employer highlight from NACE discusses how one organization has personalized the virtual recruiting process and succeeded in hiring as many candidates using remote tactics as their on-campus recruiting strategies.
- Recruitment planning in a post-coronavirus world: In this overview from Monster.com, both short term and long term strategies are discussed for implementing remote recruiting strategies.
- Get your message right: Considerations for you COVID-19 employer brand strategy: It is important for employers to build and maintain relationships while recruiting current and future hires. This article from Indeed.com focuses on messaging and its potential impact on your brand during the COVID-19 crisis.
- Virtual tools employers can use to communicate their culture, mission, vision and values: A YouTube discussion from College Recruiter about using Slack channels to share information and “over” communicate with employees.
While the current climate calls for limiting face-to-face contact, employers are continuing to meet and hire candidates successfully using technology for remote meetings and communication. These are some resources to help you provide better virtual interviews while recruiting.
- Job interviews go virtual in response to COVID19: An overview of best practices for conducting interviews through videoconferencing including preparation, setting expectations and checking your technology, from the Society for Human Resource Management SHRM.
- Best Practices for Virtual Interviews: In this article from Indeed.com, learn how to prepare for a virtual interview and how to conduct a virtual interview successfully.
- Virtual interview resources: Did you know that 57% of candidates prefer live video interviews? This article from Motion Recruitment shares a list of resources from companies on how they are conducting virtual interviews, and a comprehensive list of virtual interviewing resources
- How to conduct a video interview: A list of practical tips on how to conduct a virtual interview from set up to follow up.
During the current COVID-19 pandemic, many employers are moving to a remote work force options for employees. These are resources that provide information on moving to a remote workplace and managing your employees virtually.
- Navigating to a remote workforce during the COVID-19 outbreak: This step-by step guide from Indeeed.com discusses steps for making the move to remote work, from collaborating with managers and teams to choosing remotes tools. Included are tips for keeping your organization running and supporting employees work-life balance.
- Strategies for staying connected in the time of COVID-19: This article focuses on fostering a sense of connectedness while working remotely, including suggestions for scheduling Q&A, keeping everyone updated, getting the tone right, and helping employees adjust to working remotely. (Indeed.com)
- Setting remote workers up for success: A recent survey by Indeed.com found that the majority of employees and employers feel remote work leads to increased productivity. Employers can learn to avoid isolation and miscommunication by communicating strategically, setting clear expectations and personalizing the remote work experience.
- How to manage your team during a crisis: Straightforward advice and suggestions for managing a team during stressful times from Monster.com
- Technology eases transition for new remote workers: Expert advice about software, data security practices and "group cohesion" techniques that employers can apply to ease the transition and ensure that workers remain productive and engaged. (SHRM Society for Human Resource Management)
With over 300,000 HR and business executive member in 165 countries, the Society of Human Resource Management (SHRM) is the foremost expert, convener and thought leader on issues impacting today’s evolving workplaces. These are some of their resources for responding to the coronavirus in the workplace. (https://www.shrm.org/pages/default.aspx)
- New CDC guidance for employers reflects evolving knowledge of Coronavirus
- Answers to the most common Coronavirus questions
- COVID19 Government Response and Resources
- During COVID19, How do you minimize employee claims risk?
- State & local updates
- FMLA leave expansion and emergency paid sick leave policy (coronavirus)