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Remote and Virtual Resources for Employers

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.
 

Internships

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:

Recruiting

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.

Interviewing

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.
Working Remotely

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)


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