The Microsoft owned professional networking internet platform, LinkedIn has started informing the job candidates that they can not conduct their interviews virtually. The step was taken after considering the rise of COVID-19 outbreak all across the globe.
The Verge reported “In light of the recent coronavirus outbreak and with everyone’s health being LinkedIn’s #1 priority at the moment, all candidates who are scheduled to come onsite are being given the option to either complete their entire interview virtually via BlueJeans video conference or cancel their current schedule and hold off on rescheduling until coming on site is possible,” stating that LinkedIn sent this in a mail to one applicant.
A spokesperson from LinkedIn said, “We are taking steps to help mitigate the spread of the coronavirus, using guidance from global health experts and with the health and safety of our employees, customers, and partners as our top priority,” while speaking to The Verge.
Furthermore, companies like Amazon, IBM, Ford, Microsoft, Google, and Facebook have asked its employees not to travel because of coronavirus.
As of now, the novel coronavirus has already claimed over 3,200 lives and with over 3,000 deaths and over 80,000 confirmed cases China remains the worst-hit country with COVID-19.