- Job seekers can now tag themselves #readytowork on Indeed "to alert employers of their immediate availability for any job," the company said in an April 23 announcement.
- Employers can use the site's virtual hiring fair technology, which can schedule, screen and set interview reminders for applicants. Indeed has so far hosted more than 200 such events, the company said.
- Job seekers also can filter roles tagged as remote or that have language referring to remote work in the description.
While unemployment claims continue to rise at unprecedented rates, some employers found their services in high demand and sharply increased recruitment to compensate. In response, big names in the recruitment tech space have created new tools to help companies hire quickly.
Glassdoor, for example, rolled out updates, including a "COVID-19 job search hub" and a "hiring surge explorer" to improve visibility for employers looking for workers. "This will help employers drive increased awareness to help fill crucial positions and help job seekers identify timely employment opportunities," the company said in a statement.
Nontraditional hiring platforms have also popped up in response to COVID-19. A group of CHROs teamed up in mid-April to devise a way to connect employers who are laying off workers with employers engaging in mass hiring. The People + Work Connect platform, spearheaded by CHROs at Accenture, Lincoln Financial Group, ServiceNow and Verizon, allows companies to share the skills of their laid-off workforces so that employers in need of those skilled workers can find them easily.
Employers generally have had their work cut out for them regarding time-to-hire, though some big employers boast notable success stories; Walmart noted at the end of March that it “can now hire associates in "as little as 24 hours" to meet demand.