Recruiting During High Unemployment

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In the span of what feels like 2 seconds, we’ve gone from talking about how to recruit when unemployment is at a low not seen in decades to dealing with the possibility of mass layoffs.

Employers are working to find ways to weather this unprecedented situation. Some are reducing their workforce. Others are trying to furlough employees to get through the coming weeks or months and hopefully get back to normal as soon as they can. Still others are trying to cut pay or hours to keep as many people on staff as possible. Many are trying a combination of the above.

Thousands, if not millions, of people are already without work as the economy reels from the effects of the coronavirus globally.

This is creating a situation in which employers that are in a position to recruit—either now or when we all emerge on the other side of this crisis—will be doing so in an environment of much higher unemployment than we’ve seen in a long time.

Recruiting in a time of high unemployment can have unique challenges, especially when compared with our more recent problem: recruiting in a low unemployment environment. Continue reading here…

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