Some Employers are Dealing with Urgent Demands that Require High-Volume Recruitment During the Pandemic – According to New Study by the HR Research Institute

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Despite the pandemic and economic downturn, many organizations have been recruiting high volumes of employees to meet urgent needs. In fact, among organizations that have used high-volume recruitment methods, 40% say the pandemic has actually made them more likely to engage in such recruitment.

The free research report, The State of High-Volume Recruitment and Assessments 2021, is now available for download.  The HR Research Institute, powered by, conducted a recent study of human resources (HR) professionals to better understand the state of high-volume recruitment and assessments, especially in light of the Covid-19 pandemic.

High-volume recruitment involves filling a larger-than-average number of positions in a relatively short time frame. Certain industries such as health care, delivery and shipping service, and grocery have engaged in such recruitment recently either via in-house recruitment department or with the help of external providers and partners.

Most organizations that do high-volume recruitment believe they are relatively good at it, but there is room for improvement. Only 32% of HR professionals strongly agree that their organizations are good at high-volume recruitment. Of those companies, most sometimes (53%) or always (26%) use external partners, especially staffing agencies, for some part of their high-volume recruiting.

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