- The majority of companies across the media, information, technology and entertainment sectors are still hiring during the pandemic.
- But 69% of business leaders are finding it difficult to onboard new team members remotely.
- The vast majority of managers (72%) have received no training in distanced interviewing, on-boarding or remote management.
Earlier this month we conducted an industry-wide survey of how business leaders were approaching the process of recruitment and onboarding during lockdown. We surveyed business leaders across a wide range of sectors – including consumer media, business media, research and information providers, education and training businesses, software providers and entertainment companies.
While the pace of hiring has slowed, organisations are still recruiting in key positions
We found that 69% of respondents were still making some hires, although the remainder had stopped recruiting altogether. 41% were recruiting less than they had been before the pandemic, and 24% said their pre-lockdown plans were unchanged. A small number – 3% – were actually recruiting more than previously, largely