Is the Recruitment Industry Entering Recovery Phase?

When the Covid-19 outbreak forced most of the world into lockdown, the recruitment industry was immediately one of the hardest hit.

As business owners around the world try to figure out how bad the damage is and what things will look like on the other side of the crisis, it’s natural to speculate.

growth in jobs posted no axisBut the only way we can really  know what’s going on in our industry right now is to look at the data.

So, we decided to do some digging.

We pulled data from our system to get a clear picture of how the recruitment industry has changed since the Covid-19 outbreak.

To do this, we gathered data from before the crisis hit and compared it with current data to see what's changed in areas such as job postings, candidate applications and engagement rates and what this means for the industry moving forward.

Data shows the impact of Covid-19 on recruitment

We compiled the results of this research into an eBook - here's just a few of the highlights:

  • June has seen an increase in job postings – the first month to see growth in 2020
  • Morning hours have seen a surge in job ad engagement during Covid-19
  • The average number of applications per job has increased substantially since lockdown.

Get your free copy of the report below to find out exactly what the data reveals about the recruitement industry post-Covid-19.

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Sophie Cunningham

Sophie is a Content Marketer here at Firefish! After working as a 360 Recruiter she found her perfect niche here at Firefish writing about recruitment.

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