Why is it so important to solve recruitment challenges posed by Covid now?

  1. Workflow: Industry feedback suggests workflows haven’t decreased. Ins some instances, it has gone the other way. It’s important processes are maintained and accurate ensuring delivery where needed is not compromised

  2. Team retention: Firms which do solve resourcing challenges will be looking to recruit. They will be in a position to poach your valuable talent and you will not be in a position to replace them.

  3. Delay now could be costly later: Time to hire for a quick and efficient recruitment process (from business case to employee day 1) tends to range from 90 days (bare minimum) to 150 days (for those on 3 month notice periods). This will result in now new individuals joining your team until September (earliest) more likely December

  4. New business wins: A sustained ‘new normal’ will mean you may not have time to wait until you ‘get back to normal’ to increase your headcount to service new business wins already in the pipeline (or win since lockdown if you are in growth mode).

  5. Business opportunity: The world is watching businesses to see how they handle this crisis. Those that prove they are innovative, adaptable and able think deliver (not just say it) will be in prime position to grow when the bounce comes. See this as an opportunity and take it.

  6. Temporary employee replacement: We hope none of the team get sick or have to isolate but, if they do, what is the plan?

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