2020 Just Another Year

Just another year

This time last year, I doubt any one of us could imagine what was coming. We all had other plans. Ones that did not include spending the better part of a year trapped in our homes. 

In March, again in April, and into May, we saw nearly 12,000 members in the RecruitingDaily community affected by the pandemic and resulting economic disaster. Lost employment, independent recruiters and sourcers eliminated from contracts. 

Perhaps 2020 would have been less memorable if the threat of COVID and economic collapse was the only thing on our minds. 

Instead, this nightmarish buffet of a year also offered up generous helpings of political division and fighting for basic human rights. Friends, family members, and neighbors became polarized sides clashing against each other, paralyzed with differences of belief. 

There were protests, conspiracy theories and the dismissal of facts, a contested election, and for dessert, a national security breach hack on a massive scale. 


The Silver Lining In Talent Acquisition: It’s You

With all of that, you’d think we would break. But we are a resilient community. Look around you! We’re all proof of that.

The industry, our community, all of you really stepped up.

Our friends at ERE and SourceCon, Talent Tech, TalentNet, Unleash, HR Tech, The Recruitment Events Co. –  we’ve all faced a series of challenges that required our companies to remove IRL events and conferences. 

Same for us. As industries froze and others burst beyond capacity we did our best to help and serve. Thousands of you joined in to share your stories, tell your tales, and attended our many online events. 

We worked with some amazing sponsors and were able to host our HRTX events virtually at no cost to attendees. We are grateful for that opportunity to offer upskilling to the community.


Looking forward

The pandemic may not be over just yet, but a vaccine is moving its way outward. There just may be an end in sight. 

We have a lot of great things coming for the next year that we can’t wait to share. 

For RecruitingDaily, 2021 will be exciting. There will be new faces, new opportunities, some pretty stellar content expansion, and growing our team. 

So we look forward to this New Years’ Eve more than many.  Auld Lang Syne will be sung with some real meaning this year’s end. 

Thank you for reading, for your support, and for attending our events. 

With love from all of us at RecruitingDaily, have a safe and happy New Year, and we’ll see you in 2021.



Noel Cocca

CEO/Founder RecruitingDaily and avid skier, coach and avid father of two trying to keep up with my altruistic wife. Producing at the sweet spot talent acquisition to create great content for the living breathing human beings in recruiting and hiring. I try to ease the biggest to smallest problems from start-ups to enterprise. Founder of RecruitingDaily and our merry band of rabble-rousers.