So, for the selection of IT personnel in Eastern Europe, our IT recruitment agency uses, among other things, the Telegram messenger, since there are many thematic channels and chats for tech professionals.
All interviews, starting with the initial ones, are also conducted online via video, thanks to which the recruiter has not only an excellent opportunity to establish eye contact and create the impression of an “offline” interview, but also pay attention to non-verbal communication, which also plays a vital role for forming a general impression about the candidate.
As a rule, at the start, recruiters ask the candidate how it would be more convenient for them to keep in touch (for example, on LinkedIn or in one of the messengers), and further communication takes place through the selected communication channel: from receiving feedback to agreeing on further meetings.
Our tech recruitment agency also communicates with the customer online: again, either in corporate services (as a rule, most often it is Slack) or in any other format convenient to both parties. Meetings, starting with the first call, are also held online, and documentation is filled out mainly in electronic form.