I’m unsure what causes it, but the only thing that gets it back is a full game restart. I have went four hours thinking no recruits were available. Only that little human shape disappears as i saw, nothing else. Will update if i figure it out, for sure it’s either recruiting or entering a mission, maybe an ambush one?
Later edit: … it’s tied to world zoom, but i never had the need to zoom in that much in. -.-