Understanding the impact of Covid-19 on Employment and Hiring

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Recorded Nov 26, 2020 01:00 PM in Eastern Time (US and Canada)

It’s clear this pandemic is unlike any other socio-economic disruption that most of us have experienced in our lifetime. Unlike the .com booms and busts or the “Great Recession”, this crisis is dramatically affecting different sectors of employers and workers in different ways.

The pandemic is impacting both how and where people work as well as how companies hire. In many cases accelerating trends that were already emerging (like WFH, video interviewing), creating demand in unexpected areas and virtually erasing it in others.
What does this mean to sourcing, selecting and hiring?

About The Presenter

Peter Santini
Vice President, HR Management Consulting @HR Strategies Consulting Inc.

Peter is a dynamic, energetic, driven HR Leader with proven experience in multiple business sectors. Action-Oriented results driven, responsive HR practitioner, Peter has more than 30 years of experience in leading and building “best in class” people strategies that enable accelerated business growth, financial success and highly engaged employees

James Fehrenbach Founder and Principal Consultant @Golden Ratio Recruiting

James graduated from University of Waterloo with a degree in Applied Psychology (really, they don’t just produce Engineers and Computer Scientists there 😉 and spent the next 20 years focused on designing, managing and delivering recruitment services as a recruitment manager with Canadian Tire, University Health Network (during the first SARS outbreak) Compass Group and Rogers. For the last 10 years James has provided enterprise scale thinking and “industrial strength” recruitment services to high growth technology and manufacturing organizations. Based on his deliberately diverse experience recruiting across sectors and levels James applies a principle driven approach guided by the Golden Ratio framework and informed by the science of the Predictive Index and Cognitive Index to help companies improve their focus, reduce unnecessary time spent in hiring and shorten the cycle time.

Our discussion will focus on:

  1. Understanding the overall impact on employment
    • What jobs were lost, how many have come back
    • What sectors are winning/losing?
    • Impact on how and where people work.
  2. Understanding the impact on hiring?
    • What’s working differently now than it did pre-Covid (marketing/screening/selecting).
    • What new opportunities does this present/where should your focus be?
    • What are the prospects like for the next 3, 6, 12 months


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