Initial research from the Institute of Student Employers is saying that a third of companies have put their recruitment on hold, a third are still recruiting, and a third haven't decided...
Recruitment on hold?
We understand - you've put recruitment on hold. We totally get it.
As a small business who regularly works with employers of all sizes we have two priorities - the first is being here for you when you are ready to recruit again. The second is helping you when you do.
As a fully on-line businesses our coronavirus transition has thankfully been easy to implement - meaning all our services (except face-to-face careers fairs!) are still operational. We will be here when you need us again. We've just taken a pay cut to make it happen.
For those that are still recruiting - we are so pleased you are in a position to do so. Not for us, but for the class of 2020 who are graduating into a job market that is so epically abnormal that we really feel for them. We are encouraging final year students to continue to apply. If you can continue to recruit please do - even if you have autumn start dates - it just gives hope to the thousands graduating that there is a future career out there for them.
How can we help? We can find graduates for you
If you are in Devon, Somerset or Dorset then we have a free recruitment advert for you as a result of funding from the Office for Students - helping you reach graduates looking for work - get in touch for more information.
If you are anywhere else, we would like to offer longer duration adverts - so 2 months for the price of 1 - to help get your recruitment message out far and wide. If you don't need 2 months then we'll give you a free upgrade from a standard to a featured advert instead. Either way it'll help you find graduates during the current shutdown.
If you need help to undertake recruitment then here's our free Recruitment Guide with all you need to know.
News from LinkedIn is showing recruitment is returning in China, following a near 45% drop year-on-year at the peak of their shutdown. As the UK hopefully passes peak in the coming weeks with a bit of economic positivity recruitment will kick back in here too. Be ready when it does - we will be here to help.