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Message from Chris Hyams, CEO of Indeed FY2020

The Future Is Now

The last several months have been an incredibly challenging time for the world. People everywhere are facing uncertain futures due to the global health and economic crisis that has impacted every one of us.

Our mission at Indeed is to help people get jobs. This is what gets us out of bed in the morning, and what keeps us up at night. Today, this mission is more important and vital than it has ever been.

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Chris Hyams CEO, Indeed

Tens of millions of people have lost their jobs. And while many employers have paused hiring, countless essential businesses have had to hire faster than ever before to meet the new demands of the day. We believe it is our responsibility to provide the tools and technology to help jobseekers get back to work quickly, and reduce the burden of recruitment for employers so they can focus on core business needs.

Since COVID-19 first hit, we have been focused on helping those in need. Employers who were urgently hiring needed a way to interview candidates safely and efficiently. The virtual recruitment service we had been testing suddenly became a vital necessity. We refocused teams, fast-tracked development, and the Virtual Hiring EventsTo an external site service launched in record time. Today, job seekers can attend virtual interviews hosted by employers from the safety and convenience of their own homes.

Previously, we thought it could take years for employers to embrace virtual interviews. Extraordinary challenge can be a powerful catalyst for change. As we have seen, the future is now.

We have sought opportunities to help in our communities. We partnered with the UK Department of Health and Social Care to help critical workers get jobs in the National Health Service (NHS) and adult social care. In Singapore, we supported a government recruitment drive to meet an urgent demand for workers. In New York, we hosted a statewide Virtual Hiring Event and helped hire 500 essential workers.

Throughout this challenge, we have also worked to prepare for the recovery ahead. The time will come when companies will need to rapidly re-hire talent, and we will be ready to meet this need.

As we navigate these tumultuous times, being a part of Recruit Group gives us a strong competitive advantage. The Group has decades of experience navigating drastically changing markets and quickly adapting to meet new market needs.

Thanks to our culture of innovation, we have been able to meet today's challenges, and we remain committed to doing what we do best: helping people get jobs.

Sep 30, 2020

This article is based on information available at the time of publication.