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Virtual hiring spikes despite pandemic woes

The current pandemic has caused many businesses to re-think their hiring strategies due to the social distancing measures and lockdown that has been in place for six weeks in the UK. As standard protocol now means that individuals must stand at least two metres apart from one another, while the UK PM’s decision to roll out a nationwide lockdown has stopped non-essential businesses from opening their doors, traditional hiring methods are no longer applicable. For example, long gone are the days where job candidates could visit an office to attend a face-to-face meeting, now things are moving virtual. This is supported by recent stats. A Gartner poll of 334 HR leaders on April 13, 2020, found that 86% of businesses are incorporating new virtual technology to interview candidates due...

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