Key Points:

  • 84% of recruiters are in the process of adapting their hiring processes to facilitate remote exchanges.
  • Of these, 58% are now using social media networks like LinkedIn, Facebook and even Instagram to connect with potential hires.
  • A growing army of recruiters are also turning to videoconferencing to screen and interview candidates, as well as AI and text messaging to connect with candidates.

With a record 36.5 million Americans now unemployed and roughly 16% of the country’s workforce currently sidelined in the wake of coronavirus-related concerns, finding full-time work remains elusive for many. But even as financial markets remain volatile and 95% of the population remains under stay-at-home orders, companies in many fields such as technology, telecom and health care continue to engage in mass hiring.