The APSCo Recruitment Trends Snapshot for May 2020 is in and although hiring activity numbers remain, unsurprisingly, depressed they haven’t fallen off a cliff, showing that there is definitely still business to be done.
Ann Swain CEO of APSCo commented:
“I said last month that firms had not pressed stop on the hiring button and this latest data shows that this is still the case. After the initial shockwaves of the lockdown, the various support packages put in place by the Government have avoided the Armageddon scenario that many had feared. It is very encouraging to see that comparisons between April and pre lockdown are a long way off zero. Government plans for a phased easing of lockdown is likely to give a much needed – if gradual – boost to May hiring activity as employers adapt to what is likely to be a new normal for some months to come. Certainly, anecdotal evidence from our members suggests that there are definite pockets of hiring activity within professional sectors – particularly – although not unsurprisingly – within technology, life sciences, social care and HR.”