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VWA Market Report: An Insight into the Impact of Covid-19 on Recruitment Practices, Now and Into the Future

21 Jan 2021 |

By Rosa von Furstenberg

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The emergence of Covid-19 in early 2020 has forced recruitment and onboarding practices to adapt in line with ever-evolving government regulations all over the globe.

This market report illustrates the ways in which Covid-19 has affected recruitment practices, and which of these practices will continue to play a role into the future.

Our research was conducted by means of a survey, using data gathered from a range of different companies including those in financial services, professional services, management consultancy, property investment, luxury brands and more. The survey was sent to over 1,000 businesses who answered questions surrounding their recruitment practices during the pandemic. In it, we also provide insights into specific interviewing-, testing- and on-boarding software and work-life balance. We are grateful to Eden McCallum for allowing us to cite the findings of their recent survey of business sentiment (November 2020).

Whilst Covid-19 has impacted recruitment activity, we believe that it has opened a unique and unprecedented opportunity to hire top-quality talent. According to a study by CIPD, firms across the UK are “developing more in-house talent (62%), recruiting from a wider geography (41%), and recruiting a more diverse work-force (41%).” The aim of this market report is to provide recommendations on how to continue to embrace these changes and successfully recruit and onboard in a hybrid, physical and digital working environment.

We very much look forward to partnering with you again soon!

Victoria Wall

Founder, VWA Ltd.

​Please click on the pdf link below to download our market report.

VWA Market Report 2020

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