With countries around the world experiencing varying levels of economic downturn, businesses might think that now is a good time to maintain (or even reduce) headcount and take a more conservative approach to recruitment.
The truth, as Sharmini Wainwright, Senior Managing Director at Page Group, wrote in a recent article, is that it really depends on your industry, business needs, as well as financial circumstances.
“Faced with questions from clients asking us whether they should delay their team’s hiring, my teams’ answers are typically pragmatic. Do you have the budget available, the talent available, and the chance of a first-mover advantage? If the answer to each question is ‘Yes’, then now may actually be the best conditions for hiring that you’ll find in the near future.”
With that said, the same hiring challenges your business faced before the pandemic will likely persist in the weeks and months after. Here is a list of common pain points, and the one thing you can do to make ‘recruiting the best and most suitable talent ’that much easier in the post-COVID world.
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