The changing landscape of today’s economy has begun to set in for workers across the globe in very real ways. For some in industries like e-commerce, manufacturing, food retail, telemedicine, telecom, and healthcare, this has meant longer hours and increased hiring. But for workers in sectors like the service industry, who can not continue to collect an income while remaining at home, the reality is layoffs, furloughs, and unemployment.
Simply put, the current pandemic has caused a rapid shift in the supply and demand of the talent market. Where there is a growing demand for more workers in a number of digital services and food retail industries, there is a growing supply of job seekers entering the job market from severely impacted industries. If you are a recruiter ramping up hiring, here’s why you should consider tapping into this growing talent pool – and how to adapt your recruiting strategy to do so.