Experts of HeadHunter recruiting agency believe the labour market is already changing, and some of these changes will remain with us after the pandemic is over.
The labour market has started changing, and some of these changes will remain with us after the pandemic is over, Yekaterina Sklyarenko, head of the marketing department of HeadHunter in the Northwest Federal District, told speaking in the St. Petersburg against COVID-19 programme on Saint-Petersburg TV Channel.
Yekaterina Sklyarenko explained: ‘It is changing already, with video interviews, cloud based HR and customer relations systems widely implemented. This trend will continue.’
‘Some companies are focusing on efficiency and introduced distant employment. The world will never be the same. Part of the personnel will continue working distantly, part time or full time,’ she said.
According to Yekaterina Sklyarenko, the number of resumes posted grew 11% year-on-year in April in the Northwest Federal District. This may not seem a lot. But the competition for vacancies has accelerated. ‘5-6 resumes per vacancy would be optimal. Now we see 13 resumes per vacancy, twice the normal level.’
There are much fewer vacancies for young specialists, in the HoReCa segment, in tourism, hotels, restaurants, sports clubs, mass media, entertainment, and for administrative personnel.
At the same time, the number of support vacancies in retail and logistics has grown with couriers, drivers and delivery personnel in high demand in April.
The top vacancies were in sales, IT, construction, and industrial sphere, same as a year ago.