A few years ago, companies did everything they could to avoid virtual recruitment. Many saw virtual recruiting as a last resort to attracting talent when they could not find a qualified candidate close enough to interview in the office. But when the COVID-19 pandemic hit, in-person recruiting was no longer a safe or efficient hiring method, and companies had to adapt.
Today, most companies say at least half their recruitment process is virtual. Still, virtual recruiting takes time to get used to, and even more effort to get right. Instead of working out the bumps in front of prospective candidates, companies need to think ahead.