If the pandemic taught us anything it taught us the need to be flexible - the same with a search process. Yes, there must be a structure, but candidates and clients alike appreciate flexibility now more than ever. In a tight labour market, a lack of flexibility can cause candidates to become disengaged.
The impact of the pandemic will doubtlessly be long-lasting. Patience is an underrated but vital part of the search. Sometimes it takes more than one approach to engage with a candidate. People’s lives are still evolving and factors that impact their ability to consider an opportunity can change.