The COVID-19 crisis has upended many of our traditional approaches to even the most simple, everyday tasks, and hiring and searching for jobs are no exception. Social distancing has made traditional in-person interviews a challenge, and in industries needing to fill roles as rapidly as possible, job seekers and employers are looking to communicate and connect however they can.
In this environment, fast, creative problem solving is more important than ever. Job seekers are still searching for jobs and employers are still hiring — and Indeed is here to help. In order to make these connections as fast and efficient as possible, we have added several new features to our products. Let’s take a quick look at what those features are, and what they mean for employers and job seekers.
At a glance: Indeed COVID-19 product updates
- Considering that unemployment claims have reached historic highs as many businesses slow down or close, many job seekers want to find new jobs right away. They can now easily signal to employers they are available to start working immediately by adding #readytowork to the resume in their Indeed profile. Employers who use Indeed Resume and who need to hire quickly, can search and filter for talent which is ready to start now.
- As the coronavirus has left many people homebound, we have noticed a dramatic increase in job seeker searches for remote work. So we’ve added a new feature that enables employers who post a job to specify whether their job is fully remote, or only remote temporarily due to COVID-19. This will help match job seekers looking for remote work with employers who can offer it, even if the work is only remote on a temporary basis.
- Even in this time of reduced economic activity, certain companies need to hire a significant number of workers immediately. But in order to protect the health and safety of candidates, employers are having to approach interviews differently. To support a move to completely virtual interviews, we have quickly adapted Indeed Hiring Events to now include virtual hiring events online.
- We are also updating our Company Pages to give employers the option to include important COVID-19 related information they may want to share with job seekers.
Now let’s take a closer look at the changes we’ve implemented so that employers and job seekers alike can get the most from these new resources.
Instantly find top talent that is #readytowork now
In order to support job seekers to the fullest, we’ve tapped into the power of Indeed Resume — which includes more than 175 million resumes of job seekers who use Indeed. To indicate to employers that they are available to start work immediately, job seekers can now add #readytowork to their Indeed Resume.
Employers have always been able to instantly search and filter resumes based on their needs, but they can now also zero in on job seekers who can start work right away with the new “ready to work now” filter. Employers can then message any of the 1 million+ job seekers who have already added the #readytowork hashtag, easily connecting organizations…