We're very much in unchartered waters currently as the world reels and tries to make terms of market challenges.
And whilst there’s huge volatility, we've spoken with major UK & global job boards and aggregators - as well as evaluating our own campaign metrics - to understand the marketplace - as it stands today.
Here’s the headlines.
Whilst countries such as Spain, Italy & Switzerland are (not surprisingly) seeing significantly reduced volumes, overall there’s little impact to volume of roles advertised or levels of applications in UK.
Before we congratulate ourselves we need to acknowledge that roles may have been posted a fortnight ago – and the business outlook is changing rapidly.
Nor are we seeing any variations between regions of the UK.
And surprisingly, a couple of publishers are reporting increases in views/applications for professional/specialist roles. Presumably that time at home is leading to boredom?
There’s been a sharp spike of medical/nursing and warehousing & driving related roles and a significant fall-off across retail, hospitality and travel sectors.
Clearly this could be completely obsolete by the end of the week (day?), so I’ll update you as things develop.
How coronavirus could affect the recruitment marketing industry Disease has been a fact of life since, well, forever. The plague ravaged much of the world in multiple waves starting in the 1300s. Influenza infected 27% of the world’s population in 1919-20, killing between 17 and 50 million. More recently, both SARS and H1N1 affected thousands of people globally before receding into more typical seasonal behavior. Now the coronavirus (specifically, COVID 19) is expanding across the globe, taking advantage of useful dispersal methods such as cruise ships, airplanes, and events. Much is still not known about the new disease, but it is disrupting modern life – and will do so for the near future, it seems.