How COVID-19 Will Change Recruiting and Hiring

The COVID-19 pandemic has had significant ramifications across nearly every industry in the US and around the world. For recruiters, the national crisis is quickly changing how hiring entities attract candidates, organize the recruiting process, and retain their current hires. 

Current recruiting models and technology that have shaped modern recruiting were designed to lead to real-life interactions, not virtual ones. With the economy taking a blow, scaling significantly reduced, and millions of Americans losing their jobs, it’s up to recruiters to transform their processes and adapt to a post COVID-19 hiring market. 

From changing candidate pools to virtual interviews and onboarding, this article will outline how COVID-19 will change recruiting in the forthcoming weeks and months. 

How COVID-19 Is Changing Your Candidate Pool

One of the most immediate and noticeable changes in recruiting is how candidate pools have transformed under the pandemic. 

Not only are recruiters rescaling their capacity to reach out to candidates due to social distancing, but they’re pulling back on regional and international advertising and narrowing their recruiting capacities to local hiring markets. With travel being severely limited through much of the world, businesses have had to rely on local hiring as opposed to national or international recruiting. 

While this obviously limits a recruiter’s candidate pool, it’s also an opportunity for recruiters to get a closer look at their regional hiring pools and help their clients repurpose their internal staff and team members. 

Temporary bridge roles, training internal staff members, and looking to unnoticed pockets of local hiring markets are all ways companies and recruiters have adapted to hiring changes. 

What Virtual Recruiting Looks Like Under COVID-19 

Interviews, onboarding, staff meetings, and nearly every personal step of the hiring process has been reallocated to the virtual setting. Here’s how the pandemic has changed and is going to continue to change some of the most important steps in the hiring process.

The situation under COVID-19 is changing on a day-by-day and week-by-week basis. It’s important for recruiters to understand these changes if they’re going to succeed and adapt to a transforming market.

Loxo’s state-of-the-art technology will help your organization transition and meet the growing demands of a post COVID-19 recruiting world.

Our AI CRM+ATS platform gives recruiters all the tools they need to follow and track candidates, keep up with hiring needs from clients, and streamline the various steps that will allow you to identify viable candidate pools. Become the leaders that reshape what recruiting looks like under COVID-19 with Loxo today.

CEO at Loxo. Loxo is the #1 Talent Intelligence Platform and global leader in recruiting software. Loxo is a horizontally integrated suite of data-driven and AI-powered products designed to manage the full recruitment life cycle through a single system-of-record software platform. The platform includes a best-in-class ATS, an AI-driven Recruiting CRM, talent search engine of over 1.2 billion people, with contact information including verified mobile phone, personal and work emails. The instant AI sourcing, ranking and matching, and multi-channel outbound recruiting solution makes identifying, engaging and hiring the very best possible talent easier than ever before. More than 13,200 Executive Search, RPO, professional recruitment and talent acquisition teams across the globe are using Loxo to become hiring machines. Learn more at

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