CVS Health, an organization which has proven pivotal in the ongoing Crisis, has announced plans to hire up to 50,000 employees, a mix of full, part-time, and temporary. In their press release, they say:
CVS Health is also embarking on the most ambitious hiring drive in the company's history, with plans to immediately fill 50,000 full-time, part-time and temporary roles across the country. Roles include store associates, home delivery drivers, distribution center employees and member/customer service professionals. The company will utilize a technology-enabled hiring process that includes virtual job fairs, virtual interviews and virtual job tryouts. Many roles will be filled by existing CVS Health clients who have had to furlough workers, including Hilton and Marriott.
We have reached out to CVS Health for additional information on their planning.
As we detailed last week, virtual job fairs, video interviewing, online testing, etc are becoming standard tools in every hiring organizations toolset. This sort of acceleration is, of course, challenging in the best of times. There are ongoing concerns around bandwidth strain, and pressure on tool vendors capacity (Zoom was downloaded 2.5 million times last week). It will be important to watch the infrastructure.
There are a number or tools available to TA professionals. It often comes down to scaling, and how well your team is ready to roll. As the video-interviewing platform HireVue told us:
We have been very impressed with what one of our customers is doing to quickly ramp up a new workforce to support their covid response and increasing demand. They are looking to add several hundred team members for a variety of new jobs. We worked with them to put the entire process online enabling them to interview more than 13,000 job candidates in 48 hours with on-demand interviews and make offers without the candidate or the recruiter having to meet in person. It’s remarkable to see how quickly they adapted to the rapidly changing environment.
As talent acquisition professionals, we know our work matters. We can't imagine a better example of this - enabling critical roles to be filled as quickly as possible. Because lives are quite-literally on the line. We wish the excellent team at CVS Health, and every organization that is hiring on the front lines, every bit of good fortune.
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