New Recruitment Protocols

By Sean Gallagher, HR Recruitment Manager

Precautions to Prevent the Spread of COVID-19

With COVID-19 in effect for the past six months, a lot has changed in the world, including how our company must recruit.

We have worked effectively and efficiently to create a safe and sanitary process for recruiting and interviewing not only for the candidate but the recruiter as well.

Here are a few of the processes we have been following:

  • Video Interviewing.
  • Face to face interviews with masks on and 6-10 feet between interviewer and interviewee.
  • Sanitizing the chairs and tables in the interview rooms.
  • Candidates fill out a COVID release form, use hand sanitizer and put latex gloves on before the interview.

Referral Bonus

We are introducing a referral bonus company-wide for all security, customer service, crossing guard and office positions.

If you know someone who would make a great fit in our company, please have them apply at and make sure they mention you as a referral on the site.

For you to be eligible for a $100 bonus per referral, they must:

  • Be hired on with A.S.P. Incorporated.
  • They must mention you as a referral either at the interview or on the application.
  • Work a minimum of 2-3 shifts weekly.
  • Stay with ASP for 3 months or longer.

Once they pass probation, you will receive your bonus electronically from our payroll department. If you have any questions about this, please do not hesitate to contact Sean Gallagher at

Video Interviewing Etiquette

When video interviewing for an internal posting, please keep in mind:

  • Dress as if you were going for a formal in-person interview (do not underdress).
  • Make sure the Video Interview forum (Zoom, Microsoft Teams or Skype) works by signing on 10-15 minutes early.
  • Be seated at a desk or table and not walking around or driving.
  • Keep the background “glare-free” and keep clear of background objects and noises.
  • Speak clearly and take your time answering questions.
  • Make sure your WI-FI connection is excellent sothere isno lag in conversation.

Example of what not to do in an interview:

We conducted an interview right after COVID 19 closures started and had a candidate accept a date and time. Our recruiter called into the meeting, and the candidate answered while driving. They placed the phone in the cup holder and wanted to continue the interview. The candidate didn’t have an option to keep eye contact or elaborate on questions because they were too busy watching the road.

To make things worse, the candidate decided to ask the recruiter to wait a moment while she pulled through a Tim Horton’s drive-thru window to get a coffee. The candidate left the volume and video running while she ordered. The process took around 4-5 minutes, and the recruiter also witnessed the candidate being rude to the drive-thru window attendant. Once the candidate came back, the recruiter ended the interview and decided not to move forward with them.

The point to this story is that if you are truly interested in a position, please follow the above steps and always be positive and professional.

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