Hiring accounting professionals is difficult during the best of times, but handling your company’s accounting staffing needs during the COVID-19 pandemic presents new and unique challenges. You have likely encountered roadblocks when trying to interview, hire, or find qualified candidates. If you are struggling to recruit top accounting professionals while practicing social distancing, you are not alone. Fortunately, the team at Lewis-Price & Associates, Inc. is here to support your hiring efforts. Employers have several options to adjust their hiring processes and shift focus to improve hiring outcomes during this pandemic. Follow these tips and reach out to Lewis-Price for accounting staffing solutions.
Take Another Look at Your Job Descriptions
While your company might have some set job descriptions for your accounting positions, closely examine what you are asking of your new employees. Things have changed drastically for everyone over the last few months, and some of the responsibilities for your team members may have changed. Encourage managers and hiring staff to adjust job descriptions as necessary to represent your vacant positions more accurately. While you’re at it, take a look at your onboarding paperwork and any other documents that will need to be updated.
Consider Valuable Qualities for Remote Workers
If your accounting department and other staff have made the transition to telework, you should consider that during the hiring process. For new hires, seek qualities such as candidates who can demonstrate that they are tech-savvy, communicative, self-motivated, and familiar with basic cybersecurity concepts. These attributes can make the adjustment to at-home office life a bit easier. Work closely with your accounting team and any other relevant parties to ensure that you have a fleshed-out profile of the type of candidate you need to fill your accounting vacancies.
Work With a Staffing Agency
Finally, one of the most useful things you can do to further your accounting staffing efforts is to work with an experienced staffing agency. While people everywhere are being thrust into unusual working situations, the experts at Lewis-Price have valuable experience in accounting staffing. Our team will work with you to find top talent for your vacancies, and our dedicated professionals are committed to providing top-notch staffing solutions for our clients. Contact the team today to learn more about our staffing solutions, training programs, and more.
Lewis-Price is an SBA 8(a) certified staffing company committed to providing solutions to our clients and teaming partners, alike. We staff diverse, engaged leaders in IT, cybersecurity, program management, training, administration and other high-demand areas. We value integrity and intention. We provide engaged professionals ready to join your team. To learn more about our staffing solutions, please contact us at (703) 727-9182. Follow us on Facebook, Twitter, and LinkedIn.