COVID-19 Resources for Staffing and Recruitment Agencies

These are unprecedented times for everyone across the globe, and the team here at Bullhorn are working to bring you the most up-to-date content, government guidance, data, and webinars to keep you informed. Bookmark this page and check back as we add new resources on a regular basis.

Featured Resources

Discover our most recent COVID-19 content


How a Remote Go-live Can Work in Isolation [Blog Post]

The Recruitment Network & Bullhorn: An Interview with Peter Linas and James Osborne [Video]

Why Investing in Your Tech Stack in a Downturn is a Must [Webinar]

Week Over Week Staffing Statistics

With over 10,000 customers in the staffing and recruitment industry, we're tracking trends on key indicators on a regular basis.

The below data shows percent change from the week of Feb 2nd. For example, there was a 13% increase in jobs from the week of Feb 2nd to the week of Feb 9th. We'll update these charts weekly.






Source: This data is aggregated from global Bullhorn ATS / CRM customers and Peoplenet clocks customers (North America). Jobs, submissions, and placement data will be updated on a weekly basis while *Peoplenet clock hours will be reported on a two week cadence.

Government Support and Guidance

Local governments have announced various measures to support businesses during and after the Covid-19 pandemic.

The links below will direct you to the latest updates from each government body, and we will continue to update these as more information is released.
If you have come across helpful resources, don't hesitate to reach out to us at

The US Government has announced:

-The CARES Act
- The Families First Coronavirus Response Act

The American Staffing Association has several resources to guide firms on how these measures can support staffing firms.

The Small Business Administration will be administering Paycheck Protection Program, a pool of $349 billion for job retention and business operating expenses. Businesses may apply here for the Economic Injury Disaster Loan.

The UK Government has announced:

- The Coronavirus Act 2020
- A
package of financial measures
to support UK businesses.

The Recruitment & Employment Confederation has a COVID-19 Hub to help you keep up with government developments and announcements.
APSCo has a series of resources for recruitment firms on how the Coronavirus Job Retention Scheme can help your business during this time.
Information on how to claim for employee wages under the Scheme is here.

Articles & Webinars

We’re committed to bringing you the latest industry news and tips on our blog.
We’ll also be hosting relevant webinars on key topics in the coming weeks.

How a Remote Go-live Can Work in Isolation
Two months ago, running a Bullhorn system “go-live” via Microsoft Teams because half the world was in lockdown would have sounded crazy. Normally we would be in the client's office overseeing the go-live in person. However, we embraced technology to offer a solution for our go-live with Absolute IT that not only proved a success, it changed the way we work as a business, for the better.
Leading Through a Crisis [Blog Post]
Throughout this difficult business time, it’s important that recruiters can turn to their leaders for advice, confidence and motivation. We spoke to a group of senior industry leaders this week at our third Virtual Round Table event and asked them how they are leading from the front and what has been working for their businesses.
Why Investing in Your Tech Stack in a Downturn is a Must [Webinar]
Wondering if you should implement new technology during a downturn? In this webinar, two industry veterans will discuss the importance of investing in your tech stack, how to successfully manage remote implementation, and the lessons of companies that leveraged technology during the 2008-2009 recession.
How to Find and Hire Remote Workers [Blog Post]
With more and more companies shifting their focus to building remote teams, recruitment agencies are now tasked with searching for workers who are willing and able to work remotely. Read on for tips on the technology and processes that will enable your team to find and hire remote workers
The Recruitment Network & Bullhorn [Video]
Peter Linas, EVP Corporate Development and International at Bullhorn speaks to James Osborne, Chairman of The Recruitment Network, to discuss how the recruitment industry is coping in these extraordinary times, the business impact on the sector, and what agencies can do to prepare for the future.
The Neurological Impact of a Crisis and How to Cope
Check out Dr. Marcia Goddard’s blog on the Recruitment Innovation Exchange discussing The Neurological Impact of a Crisis and How to Cope. Dr. Goddard covers the science of stress, including ten invaluable tips to help you manage the ongoing situation the best we all can.
How Recruitment Firms Are Responding to the Pandemic [Resource]
We've gathered responses from the industry on how to communicate to clients, candidates and contractors and have shared templates along with new content to navigate this crisis. Resources include email templates and social posts.
Keeping Data Security Intact with Remote Teams
Data security is always top of mind, but as firms put processes in place to keep their teams active in their own homes, the topic is in the spotlight again. Tommy Donnelly, Bullhorn’s SVP of Information Productivity and Security, answers some questions we’re hearing from clients as many people adjust to remote workforces.
Managing Stress in Chaotic Times [Webinar]
It’s easy to get burnt out adjusting to working from home, managing childcare, and the constant onslaught of news. In this webinar, Dr. Goddard will discuss conscious rationality, the facts behind stress, and how to better manage in these chaotic times.
Productivity Anywhere, Anytime with the Bullhorn Marketplace [Webinar]
How can you empower your team to stay connected, expand relationships, and maintain visibility in an ever-changing landscape? Join us on April 30th for a webinar where we highlight key marketplace partners that boost productivity.
Working from Home – Retaining Efficiency in a Trying Time [Blog Post]
In light of the increasing numbers of employees working from home given the scope of current global events, many people have asked us for advice on how to maximize productivity in a remote setting. Here's a few tips from the team.
Bullhorn’s COVID-19 Community Response [Blog Post]
With the worldwide spread of the COVID-19 coronavirus, we want to reaffirm that the health and safety of our employees, clients, and partners is our top priority. Hear more from our CEO Art Papas.
How to Boost Work-From-Home Productivity with Your ATS/CRM [Blog Post]
It’s a very challenging time around the world, and we’re having conversations that none of us could have predicted several months ago. Here are some ways that your team can use Bullhorn ATS to navigate remote work.
Roundtable: Discussing the State of the Recruitment Industry [Video]
We joined several partners in a roundtable lead by The Recruitment Network to discuss the current state of the recruitment industry whilst we navigate through these turbulent times that COVID-19 has brought upon us.

Key Sites to Follow

Industry associations spanning the globe have put together a host of resources that cater to different geographies.
Be sure to check out the content updates they are providing as well.

APSCo has released a Coronavirus Resource Hub to help recruiting firms.

Harvard Business Review has released tips for decision making in a crisis.

TRN is ‘the ultimate support club for recruitment business leaders and CEOs. James Osborne, Chairman, delivers up-to-the-minute news, views, and assistance to the recruitment community. Additionally, TRN World, an online platform for recruitment professionals, is free to join.

ClearEdge Marketing has released a COVID-19 Communications Considerations resource.

Additional Resources

We know that this is a new reality for many and we’re taking several steps to unlock barriers and enable you to be more efficient, today.
Here are a few resources Bullhorn Customers can take advantage of:

Marketplace Partner Offers
We’ve built up an ecosystem of 100+ partner solutions that integrate directly into Bullhorn to extend your solution and cover all of your business needs. Many of these solutions enable teams to conduct crucial tasks while working remotely. Discover some offers to unlock these benefits:

All of us at Bullhorn are here to support customers and the wider recruitment community.
Please don't hesitate to reach out to us at - we're here to help.