While there is a lot of talk about how we are in ‘unprecedented times’, some of us have been here before. A couple of times actually. Yes, this is the first pandemic of the modern working world, but we have been through recessions in recent history.
In my working lifetime, I’ve been through 2: after 9/11 and 2008. And I’ve been in recruitment through both. If you had asked me for advice after the last recession, my advice would have been much different.
But the world is also much different. Social media has definitely changed talent acquisition. I’ve also changed. I think there is a way for us to keep talent acquisition moving forward, as we definitely need to do during a recession.