Monster launches â€˜Work from Home Jobsâ€™ for seekers looking for flexi jobs amid Coronavirus outbreak
New Delhi/IBNS: Job searching website Monster has added a new feature to help recruiters in taking the advantage of the growing interest in work from home jobs due to the novel coronavirus COVID-19 outbreak.
The new offering will not only help recruiters showcase the jobs with flexibility to work from home but will also help job seekers in finding such jobs on the Monster platform with ease.
"We observed a 60% increase in the number of users landing on the Monster platform using work from home job searches. This was also validated by Google Trends, which recorded a steady increase in work from home search queries recently. We felt this is an important feature for employers looking to post work from home jobs and seekers looking for jobs in these uncertain times," Monster said in a statement.
“Monster is committed to providing a seamless job search and recruitment experience in line with the market needs. We have our ears on the ground and are consistently listening to the asks of our customers. The new feature is the result of our agility and data-driven approach to spot new trends and turn them into opportunities for the benefit of our target audience,” said, Anshuman Mishra, CPO, Monster APAC & Middle East.
The COVID-19 situation has impacted the job market and many organisations have already announced measures to cut costs. The pandemic has compelled companies to relook at their expenses and many have put a freeze to new hiring, deferred appraisals and bonuses, curtailed travels and are watching the situation cautiously.
Though India has managed to curb the explosion of coronavirus outbreak so far, however, the situation continues to be uncertain as the country is in the lockdown. The pandemic has adversely impacted the employment scenario globally and it may take months before the situation starts to improve.
Commenting on the situation, Krish Sheshadri, CEO, Monster APAC & Middle East, said, “The government’s strong resolve to curb the spread of coronavirus is showing positive results and looks like the crisis will subside as we ramp up our efforts and move into a decisive phase in the fight against the virus. The impact on employment, however, given the scale of the crisis is natural and to recover from it will take time and require collective efforts of all the stakeholders.”