Author: Sam Bauer Published: Sept 2020

The current conditions of the COVID-19 have caused the job market to take a large toll, especially through the record-high unemployment rates. Given the six months we have endured the pandemic, companies have become more creative than ever to ensure the recruitment process continues to revive the job market and get employees back on their feet. With the new and expansive environment of virtual hiring and recruiting, here is everything you need to know.

The growth of online recruiting has allowed companies to adapt to new and evolving technology to create the most authentic job application process as possible. The online environment of job interviews and remote work has become the new reality for the majority of the United States. In an article published by Shrm, employers reflect on the quick transition from in-person to online recruiting, which has exponentially increased the pace of recruitment overall. Consequently, employers across the board reflect on the disconnect of talking with potential employees that they don’t experience in face-to-face interviews. As a result, employers should be optimizing this time to express the care and gratitude for new employees, as well as allowing them to express themselves to create a more personal environment to break that disconnect.

For the foreseeable future, the hiring process will continue virtually due to the accessibility employers now have through Microsoft Teams, Zoom, Google Hangout, or the like. Depending on the position you are applying for, your new job may warrant in-person work or will allow remote working; however, the hiring process is beginning to go full force once again to fill the millions of lost jobs. In any case, companies welcoming employees back to the workplace need to fulfill several safety precautions to effectively keep their employees at work. Although we have all heard it several times, limiting the number of individuals in one space to adhere to social distancing guidelines, wearing a mask, and frequently cleaning of spaces is crucial in bringing back the workforce and diminishing the spread of COVID-19. These precautions are crucial for bringing new employees into the workplace, and as a job applicant, you have a right to know the measures being set in place before entering the work environment once again.

Although this is not the work environment we all asked for, this is our new reality for the foreseeable future. With this evolving job market, our Job Board continues to post new available positions from remote to in-person work, environmental positions to healthcare, or part-time to full-time contracts. We are all experiencing the effects of COVID-19 on all aspects of our lives; however, we do not have to go through these processes alone. For more information on job positions available, contact us today so we can help you get back on your feet again!