Amazon is making headlines this week for their high volume recruitment of 50,000 employees.
High volume recruitment generally refers to filling a larger-than-average number of positions in a relatively short time frame – although most companies don’t come close to requiring as many people as Amazon!
While the average job posting receives 59 applicants according to Jobvite, a high volume recruitment role typically receives 250 or more applicants.
This is most common in retail and hospitality, but it occurs in other industries as well. For example, Lockheed Martin recently did high volume recruitment for new F-35 fighter jet jobs.
Both Lockheed Martin and Amazon took the approach of “on the spot” job fairs. Continue reading