Who would have thought that having been ‘locked down’ in Auckland on 18 August, we would be still be here two months later? It’s been interesting how different the approach from businesses towards their recruitment has been this time around.
The last three months have seen plenty of recruitment activity across a range of sectors. The challenge our clients face, that you will have seen played out in the media lately, is the candidate shortages we are experiencing for many roles.
For many of us the month of April heralds the start of a new financial year – a chance to review where we’ve been, and plan for what’s ahead, taking on board the learnings of the previous year. What a year of learning it has been since that initial Level 4 lockdown back in March…
Recruitment, like many industries, has experienced a rollercoaster of a year, and as a business owner I’ve had my moments of wondering what will happen next. In the past couple of months, there has been an increase in roles we’re actively recruiting for and I’m optimistic for 2021.
As I write this market update, we are nearing the end of our second full week at Level 2 of the Covid-19 Alert System. Navigating the changes in the business landscape has been an interesting and challenging time for organisations throughout the country, and no doubt there is still more challenges to come.