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Hiring in a COVID-19 World

15 Apr 2020 3:41 PM | Perry Sholes (Administrator)

HR professionals are faced with myriad new responsibilities during the coronavirus outbreak—and some are also still required to perform the usual tasks—like hiring.

While many companies have temporarily shut down, and many others have put hiring on hold, for some organizations it's business as, mostly, usual. Companies that had been recruiting for key positions will likely need to move forward with that hiring process. Companies suddenly finding themselves in need of new workers (grocery stores and delivery services) must come up with new ways to recruit and hire that comply with legal and safety regulations.

How can companies appropriately—and legally—extend, or not extend, job offers? Can companies require testing? Quarantine? Work-from-home? Can they choose not to hire someone who refuses to work on-site, or from home? We asked some HR and legal experts to weigh in.

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