Recruitment verticals in Russia and Ukraine are adapting to the ongoing Covid-19 crisis in a bid to cut losses.

The No.1 Russia-based classified HeadHunter has begun to offer additional features to clients, including adding additional time to job listings and making applicant resumes available for longer. The site is also allowing companies to freeze their accounts without a penalty for up to a week.

Recruiters using SuperJob, the No.3 recruitment classified in Russia, can also search for temporary employees for free. The company says the move will lead to 100,000 new hires across the country.

Leading Ukraine-based recruitment classified Work.ua has created a special section on its site for remote vacancies.

“Listings suggesting the remote work, as well as similar resumes, have already been on the website. However, now we have decided to create a special section for this,” said Natalia Pankratova, CEO of Work.ua. “Creating the remote work section is the logical next step in our new reality.”

As of March 30, there were more than 500 coronavirus cases in Ukraine and over 1,800 cases in Russia. Non-essential businesses in Ukraine are closed until the end of April. In Russia, businesses were shuttered until April 3, with roughly a quarter of regions under self-quarantine orders.

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