5G – once a phrase only uttered by tech-heads dreaming of the future, the concept has stolen the limelight in recent months, and not necessarily for positive reasons. It was confirmed in early 2019 that the controversial China-based firm Huawei would have a hand in bringing 5G to the UK; mere days later, a government official in charge of the project was fired for authorising it. It’s fair to say, then, that 5G’s introduction has caused some controversy.
So what is 5G, and how does it relate to recruitment? Well, in layman’s terms, it simply means faster wireless internet for mobile devices. Much like 4G, 5G will increase speed and reliability for UK networks, and therefore has the potential to tighten the communication between recruiter and candidate – especially for those in rural areas such as Acorn Recruitment’s Head of Talent Development, Pavan Arora.