Recruiting during the Coronavirus pandemic

This section sets out changes to the recruitment process during the coronavirus pandemic.  The changes made are to help support managers in reducing the time taken on selection and minimise the risk of spreading the virus through social distancing by using on-line methods rather than face to face selection.

It is important that recruitment continues in our business critical areas as we need to ensure that we do not exacerbate our workforce shortages as existing colleagues leave, self-isolate, are absent due to carer responsibilities or absent due to sickness. 

The recruitment team are still operational during this period but resources within the team may be limited and it has been agreed that priority will be given to business critical roles.

In summary, the recruitment process will remain the same apart from the following:

  • Convalescent Plasma Project (CVP) recruits will be on-boarded through the People Plasma Team.
  • Face to face interviews should be replaced with on-line interviews (hosted on Zoom or Skype)
  • Laboratory tours or session visits to be replaced by video virtual tours
  • Document checking to be undertaken by your recruitment contact and originals verified by you on the new starters first day.

You may like to visit the Recruiting during the Coronavirus pandemic FAQs page for additional information.

Note: resourcing temporary Donor Carers and Nurses and on-boarding all types of contracts within these roles across Blood Donation has changed. Please refer to the Resourcing & Onboarding – Blood Collections page for the most up to date information.