One Year In: Recruiting and Hiring During a Pandemic

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It has been one year since many businesses, including Appcast, first closed their offices and transitioned to remote work because of the pandemic.

March 13 – Friday the 13th, ironically – was the day the workplace, and the employment marketplace, changed.

But, as with so many situations, what began as dramatic change, quickly became a new normal.

What the data shows

In fact, from a recruiting and hiring standpoint, the new normal doesn’t appear to be much different from the old normal. Overall, the numbers on an annual basis are fairly consistent.

Consider a comparison of the Appcast 2021 Recruitment Marketing Benchmark Report to the 2020 report. In 2021, Appcast looked at 2020 job ad data and found that there were 125 million clicks and 7 million applies. Contrast this with the 2020 report, when we looked at 2019 job ad data and found 139 million clicks and 7 million

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