(when other staffing agencies didn’t)
It seems that many of us are finally seeing the light at the end of the pandemic tunnel, and That’s Good HR is proud to have continued serving local Indianapolis businesses and job seekers throughout these difficult times.
As we reflect on how we survived and pivoted during quarantine and a changing job market, we’re sharing the top five ways that resilience, flexibility and a focus on strong relationships have been at the core of our business.
1. Keeping a Positive Attitude
Perhaps one of the hardest parts of the pandemic was the social isolation and the toll it took on mental health. We did our best to encourage our employees, clients and job seekers to stay positive and find things to be grateful for despite the dark times. The pandemic caused a number of individuals to be temporarily furloughed or permanently laid off, and we channeled our energy into helping them find new positions that would be the best fit for them.
2. Going Virtual
In addition to our employees working virtually during Indiana’s stay-at-home orders, we also helped job seekers and clients manage the hiring process digitally as well. We facilitated virtual interviews for a number of positions and helped both businesses and new employees manage the transition to working from home in many of these cases.
We also took advantage of the slower pace during the pandemic to implement a brand new staffing software system at That’s Good HR! This updated system allows us to work even more efficiently for our virtual clients and candidates.
3. Getting Personal
One of the assets we’re most proud of in our team of staffing specialists is the personal relationships that they cultivate with candidates and clients. We didn’t let the pandemic get in the way of continuing to build these relationships. As one of our star candidates, Jessica Jordan, said, “They listen to what I am looking for and have never pressured me to interview for a position I did not feel was a good fit. My happiness with an opportunity is equally important to her as the employer’s happiness.”
4. Staying Social
We made an effort to stay in touch with potential job candidates and business contacts by keeping current on our social media, especially LinkedIn. We knew that offering resources and offering our free job seeker services would help those in need as so many were on the hunt for a new career.
5. Using Past Knowledge
According to Mary Springer, Partner and Owner of That’s Good HR, one of the biggest previous challenges over the past 20 years was the recession of 2008. Although our firm was forced to reduce staff at that time and do more with fewer resources, we were able to not only survive but thrive amid a dismal economy. We put many of those survival methods into practice again during the pandemic, and are proud that we can say we have thrived over the past year — even being named one of America’s Best Professional Recruiting Firms in May 2021.
Top 5 Industries That Are Thriving and Looking for Talent Right Now
- Healthcare – Unsurprisingly, healthcare is one of the top growing industries after our essential healthcare workers have helped so many make it through the COVID-19 pandemic, with an expected yearly growth rate of 18% through 2026. You’ll find that That’s Good HR always has a number of healthcare open jobs at any given time.
- Real Estate – You’ve probably noticed how wild the real estate market has been, both in Indiana and across the country. With record-low financing rates and homes selling like hotcakes, it could be a good time to look into getting your real estate license or exploring an administrative, accounting or customer service supporting role.
- Technology – Computer services and information technology is another field that has been growing for some time and shows no signs of slowing down. The Bureau of Labor Statistics has projected this field to grow 11% from 2019 to 2029, which is faster than average growth.
- Construction – Major population growth and increased home projects during quarantine have made construction a very lucrative field to work in at this time. Even with the record-high cost of lumber, contractors and builders are still staying busy in 2021.
- Retail and Customer Service – With restrictions lifting and more consumers shopping in person, retail and customer service jobs are on the rise. Customer service is one of our areas of interest for job seekers at That’s Good HR, and we’d love to help you find the position of your dreams.