Kevin W. Grossman is the Talent Board president of global programs responsible for all aspects of the Candidate Experience Awards worldwide, the first nonprofit research organisation focused on the elevation and promotion of a quality candidate experience. He also produces and hosts multiple “world of work” podcasts including The CandEs Shop Talk and WorkingTech. A certified Talent Acquisition Strategist (TAS) and Human Capital Strategist (HCS) by HCI, Kevin has over 19 years of domain expertise in the human resource and talent acquisition industry.
The HR director called me into her office. Her face ashen, I could tell she was still reeling from what had happened; we all were.
So many people, so fast. After four months of COVID-19 impact in the U.S., over 149,000 people have lost their lives and nearly 37 million their livelihoods.
It certainly can, and it is a really strong buyers’ market for job candidates today. In the U.S., the number of unemployed persons per job opening has hit an all-time low, and employers continue to scramble more than ever to fill hard-to-fill jobs and retain those individuals who help to sustain and grow their business.
Happy candidates make for happy employees (and customers when applicable)!