In late March, CVS set the goal of remotely hiring 50,000 new employees. Jeffrey Lackey, the VP of talent acquisition at CVS, knew the demand and need to support their front line workers were of paramount importance for not only the company but the communities it serves. In terms of scale, CVS’ goal represented an increase to the size of its workforce by 25%.
Two months into the initiative, the stats speak for themselves: “the company has received more than 1.3 million applications and has more than 60,000 candidates hired or in the hiring process. In a normal month that