Recruiters often suffer from cases of "the cobbler's shoes". Members of a profession which works with job seekers and hiring authorities continuously, often find themselves struggling with their own job searches.
The impact of Covid-19 on hiring has been staggering. Within a matter of weeks, the world moved from historically low unemployment to unemployment rates that rival those of the Great Depression. One of the most affected professions has been recruiting - often canaries in the economic coal mine. On the other side, there are certain industries which are doing hyper-hiring (Amazon, CVS Health, Coles, etc).
Early-on, there were initiatives developed by corporations to "share" employees (ie, furloughed workers from Marriott being hired as temps by CVS Health). The recruiting industry has followed suite, rolling out solutions to help their peers find new roles.
PSC focuses on employment marketing and the candidate journey. They are introducing what the The Sunshine Initiative, a hub for TA professionals to showcase their talents to prospective hiring authorities. According to founder Tracey Parsons: "There are so many talented Employer Brand, Recruitment Marketing, Candidate Experience, and HR Tech pros that have been impacted by layoffs that I wanted to shine some sunshine on them in hopes they can find a new home." They're seeing early success, too, with one of their members connecting with a company and accepting a role.
"If you have been impacted, visit the site and hit the “I need some sunshine” button. I will get right back to you on how we can shine a light on your talent. We will profile you, shout you out on social, and give you a minute to talk about your career on the Recruitment Marketing Rebelcast."
Another initiative, Recruiters Recruiting Recruiters, is a consortium of recruitment industry vendors and private industry TA leaders who have committed themselves to the art and science of great candidate experience". The founders include industry veterans including Gerry Crispin & Chris Hoyt of CareerCrossroads, Jack Coapman of Gr8 People, and a number of other leaders. The site offers a robust job board. One of the nice features is that these aren't driven by feeds - the roles are qualified and curated for freshness and relevance. Their appeal to potential joiners is:
"Join the RecruitersRecruitingRecruiters.com community to be:
A Facebook group created simply as a place to post recruiting job ads, Jobs for Recruiters, has exploded in popularity, 7,249 members as of this writing (new members are joining hourly). Along with this, RNN offers HR/TA-specific job listings, as well as its People section, a place for job seekers to announce their newly landed roles as well as be featured as leaders and makers in the industry.