Whatever you read or hear, there is no crisis in recruitment and the pandemic hasn’t changed the fundamentals. It is fashionable to talk about the great resignation, the unwillingness of workers to compromise on remote jobs and the lack of talent. None of these factors are having a material impact on the ability to find, attract and appoint high quality professionals to progressive businesses.
Our experience is that the pandemic is creating more opportunities for creative and flexible employers to enhance their teams. Potential candidates are selective about the jobs they take but are more willing than ever to engage with organizations that have been thoughtful about their talent acquisition strategy. There is a premium on recruiters being focused, sector-savvy and efficient – but that has always been the case.