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COVID-19: All the resources you need to survive and succeed

This page includes links and summaries for all the resources – including email and policy templates, insightful articles, and everything else – that can be useful for those looking for solutions and insights in the midst of the COVID-19 pandemic.

Content team
Content team

Content manager Keith MacKenzie and content specialist Alex Pantelakis bring their HR & employment expertise to Resources.

NOTE: Check back often – this page will be updated regularly with new content.

Table of contents

Remote hiring – all you need to know

Remote Hiring FAQs
Time to hire, digital tools, candidate experience, interviewing, and more.

Remote Onboarding FAQs
Onboarding agenda, culture training, onboarding software, and more.

Remote hiring tips for recruiters and HR
Virtual screening, remote onboarding, new hire engagement, and employee relationships.

How to source top software development candidates during and after COVID-19
WFH culture, job advertising, and digital tools.

How to reinvent your tech hiring in a remote-first world
Effective sourcing, virtual screening, company culture.

Company survey: What are the best skills for remote work?
Top remote work skills (incl. personal, people, organizational and strategic).

High-volume hiring: How you can make it work
Sourcing strategy, evaluation process, automation tools, and recruiting metrics.

How to attract, hire and retain remote employees
Remote hiring – talent attraction, job advertising, and employee retention.

Screening applicants: best methods and handy tips
Recruiting strategy – job ads, assessments, interviewing, background checks and job trials.

The future’s ours to determine

COVID-19 has shifted the way we work – and some of it, permanently. Our New World of Work survey found a great deal of uncertainty about the road ahead, but that’s not necessarily a bad thing.

Learn more in our in-depth report

Best practices and tools for digital and distributed workplaces

Remote work trailblazer: Insights from SmartBug Media’s CEO
Expert’s advice on remote work, work-life integration and screening for remote-first skills.

Asynchronous communication in the workplace: benefits and best practices
Definition, benefits and best practices.

How to build a remote work culture from scratch
Tips for HR and business leaders – e.g. communication, onboarding, diversity and inclusion.

COVID-19: 5 short-term digital workplace best practices
WFH tips, employee morale, tech adoption, etc.

Best tech tools for the virtual workplace
Tools for recruiting, HR processes, communication, project management, and more.

The 3 dos and don’ts of remote time tracking for you to know
Guidelines, employee training, implementation tips, etc.

Digital transformation: how to ensure it won’t fail
Digital transformation framework, change management, and implementation tips.

What is telecommuting?
Definition, pros and cons.

Video interviews – the ins and outs

Pros and cons of one-way video interviews for candidate screening
Remote screening, candidate experience and evaluation.

Video interview: Best tips for employers
Definition, types of video interviews, benefits, disadvantages and best practices for recruiters.

Live video interviews: best practices for interviewers
Two-way video interview preparation, interviewing and candidate evaluation tips.

Best video interview tips for candidates
Interview preparation tips and candidate engagement.

Video interview red flags: Why they’re not all valid
Remote hiring, candidate evaluation, and unconscious bias.

One-way video interview biases: potential risks for diversity
Most common biases and how to reduce them.

Video Interview Software: Definition and Key Features
Definition, features and benefits.

COVID-19 strategies and learnings


Crisis management in the workplace: the role of HR
Expert’s advice – safety measures, remote work, and other tips.

Chin up, recruiters and jobseekers: Expert tips for surviving crisis
Useful advice for – productivity, recruiters who have been laid off, job seekers, and more.

Communication with candidates in the midst of COVID-19
Ready to use templates – informing candidates about hiring delay, freeze, urgent hiring, etc.

Best practices for recruiters during a hiring freeze
Improving hiring process and operations – employer brand, metrics, benefits, etc.

Survey: Upskilling and reskilling in 2020
Survey report – from Workable, TalentLMS and Training Journal.

Business planning and continuity

Your COVID-19 business continuity plan: Tips from Workable’s COO
Expert’s advice – operational shifts, business agility, and Workable business continuity plan.

Marketing through uncertainty: 6 tips from a marketing leader
Expert’s advice – marketing during crisis, e.g. customer communication and new opportunities.

COVID-19 business actions: Top 9 things companies are doing
Real life examples – new policies, employee wellbeing, tech resources, and more.

Go internal: 7 tips to take advantage of a business slowdown
Internal operations, market research, employee training, improving products/services, etc.

Business survival planning in a crisis: Lessons from the front lines
Surviving a financial downturn – e.g. improving operations and maintaining cash flow.

The importance of business agility during the COVID-19 crisis
Definition, responding to employee and customer needs, and tips for a financial crisis.

Business community building: We’re all in it together
Communication, understanding and supporting employees, etc.

Post-COVID work world – current, emerging, and future trends

Announcing our New World of Work survey report
Read Workable’s CEO Nikos Moraitakis’ insights on the New World of Work.

CEO insights on the future workplace
Remote work pros and cons, remote culture, new benefits and arrangements, and more.

The ‘new normal’: the future of hiring, onboarding and working
Tech adoption, skill-based assessments, remote hiring and onboarding, etc. (from a webinar).

Return to a new world of work: Get ready with these 5 insights
Physical distance measures, tools and equipment, remote work and additional resources.

The winds of change: return to office in the face of COVID-19
Expert’s advice – restrictive measures, changing protocols, WFH, digital tools, and more.

Workable features and updates amidst the COVID-19 pandemic

Video interview software

Introducing Video Interviews: The next evolution in remote hiring technology
Workable’s VP of Product explains how Workable Video Interviews can improve your hiring.

One-way Video Interview FAQs for hiring teams
Addressing common concerns around Workable Video Interviews.

Take our Video Interview Quiz – and optimize your hiring
Want to learn more about Video Interviews? Start with this fun and engaging quiz.

Salad and Go – now expanding – screens candidates remotely with Video Interviews
Learn how they screened 50 candidates in two weeks using Workable Video Interviews.

Video Interviews: Designing for and with end users in mind
How we integrated user input and feedback to Workable Video Interviews,

How we approached (video) interviews
Workable’s Senior Product Designer Andrew Chraniotis describes the design’s ins and outs.

Early adopter program key to Video Interviews success
How Workable’s product team pivoted to release the feature earlier in response to COVID-19.

Better practices

Announcing Bridge: Connecting laid-off workers with new employers
Workable’s CTO Spyros Magiatis shared this powerful take on this initiative.

Webinar – Going remote: Best Practices for HR & Recruitment
Watch the recording and learn from those at the front lines.

COVID-19: Workable CEO Nikos Moraitakis’ message to employees
Read this message Workable CEO Nikos Moraitakis sent to staff to keep employees’ spirits up.

Related ready-to-use policies and templates


Coronavirus (COVID-19) Company Policy Template

Work From Home Policy Template

Employee Remote Work Policy Template

Employee temporary layoff policy template


Employee termination letter template

Coronavirus COVID-19 email templates from HR to staff

Working from home tips (WFH) email template


Video Interview Invitation Email Template

Skype Interview Invitation Template

Online interview questions template

Remote job interview questions


Remote employees onboarding checklist

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