I applied for a job at one of the organizations related to this whole unholy pandemic situation. It was an office job, not anything frontline, but actually, it was related to the pandemic. Naturally, being in this field and in the midst of the pandemic, they invited me for a good old fashioned in-person interview.
When a new employee started (let’s call them Cam), I transferred several of my responsibilities to them. Alas, some of them kept coming back and coming back again (through being asked to deal with some more difficult problems). Of course, I was ready to help out and all that. But it was also getting a tiny bit super annoying.
When it was my time to lead a hiring process, I had this great plan: I WILL DO IT DIFFERENTLY. I wasn’t too happy with a lot of recruitment practices, and one that bothered me was the communication with candidates. Or lack thereof. I knew very well what an anxiousness-filled eternity waiting for a response can be, when all sorts of unlikely scenarios cross the realm of possibility.