Labor change and the importance of recruitment services for businesses under the impact of Covid-19 from the beginning of 2021

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Under the strong impact of the Covid-19 pandemic, most of large and small businesses are under great pressure in all aspects. Besides having to cut workers to maintain business operations, recruiting more staff is also facing many difficulties. To promptly solve the above problem, one of the effective ways chosen by many businesses during this period is outsourcing recruitment services, which is considered one of the safe and cost-effective solutions.


Impact of the Covid-19 pandemic on the labor situation from the beginning of 2021 until now

It can be seen that the impact of two waves of COVID-19 during the first 7 months of 2021 on the labor market is extremely large. Almost all types of workers are negatively affected, especially salaried employees in export processing zones, industrial zones, and workers in the informal sector.

According to a report in the second quarter of 2021, there are 12.8 million people aged 15 and older who are negatively affected by the COVID-19 pandemic, including those who have to take time off/rotational leave, reduce working hours, reduce income, lose jobs,... Out of the total 12.8 million people affected by the COVID-19 pandemic, 4.1 million have to temporarily stop/suspend production and business, accounting for 31.8% ; 557 thousand people lose their jobs, accounting for 4.4%; 4.3 million people who have their working hours cut, take time off or rotational leave, accounting for 34.1%, and 8.5 million workers have their income reduced, accounting for 66.4%


Up to 12.8 million people aged 15 and older affected negatively by the COVID-19 pandemic in the second quarter of 2021 - Illustration: Internet

Up to 12.8 million people aged 15 and older affected negatively by the COVID-19 pandemic in the second quarter of 2021 - Illustration: Internet


The number of workers in urban areas suffers more than in rural areas. Specifically, up to 21.9% of workers in urban areas are negatively affected, while this figure in rural areas is 14.3%.


Situation of businesses maintaining business operations under the influence of the Covid-19 pandemic

According to a report from 54 provinces, 9.94% of businesses have to suspend production and business operations due to the impact of the Covid-19 pandemic. In 19 southern provinces and cities that are applying Directive No. 16/CT-TTg, up to 20% of businesses have to stop operating, the number of employees who stop working accounts for 33.4% of the total number of employees.

Some businesses in the epidemic area are forced to suspend operations because they could not meet the criteria "3 on the spot" and " 1 road - 2 locations". According to the reflection, the biggest difficulty for businesses when implementing "3 on the spot" and " 1 road - 2 locations" is that the infrastructure is not qualified to meet the epidemic prevention and control work, the implementation costs are high, and the regulations and instructions of the agencies are not specific, making businesses confused in the implementation process.


Many businesses have to suspend operations because they could not meet the criteria '3 on the spot' and ' 1 road - 2 locations' - Illustration: Internet

Many businesses have to suspend operations because they could not meet the criteria '3 on the spot' and ' 1 road - 2 locations' - Illustration: Internet


When many inadequacies occurred, instead of finding solutions to support, the provinces issued regulations to stop the implementation of "3 on the spot", affecting businesses that are eligible to deploy. In general, the impact of 2 waves of COVID-19 epidemic in the first 7 months of 2021 on production operations and human resource management of enterprises is extremely large.


Benefits of recruitment services to businesses under the impact of the Covid-19 pandemic

Flexibility in the hiring process

The recruitment needs of most businesses are constantly changing depending on the goals and orientation set, especially during the period affected by the Covid-19 pandemic. Determining the necessary and appropriate levels of employees with certainty to achieve optimal productivity can be a challenge for businesses in the current period. Outsourcing recruitment services is considered an effective solution to help businesses anticipate and handle things more easily.


Outsourcing recruitment services helps businesses handle more flexibly in the recruitment process - Illustration: Internet

Outsourcing recruitment services helps businesses handle more flexibly in the recruitment process - Illustration: Internet


By assessing the specific requirements of the employer, the recruitment process will be carried out on a project or need basis to ensure that at all times the people with the most suitable skills are available for each position in the workforce.


Effective recruitment support based on thoroughly analyzed data

With rich talent database available, the outsourcer will analyze and predict future trends that may affect the business. From there, it will provide recruitment trends suitable to the needs of the business, a reasonable balance between supply and demand, in order to select the most suitable personnel to take on essential roles.


Effective recruitment support based on thoroughly analyzed data - Illustration: Internet

Effective recruitment support based on thoroughly analyzed data - Illustration: Internet


Opportunity to approach talented candidates, suitable for important positions

High-value employees are always sought after by companies. Therefore, it is extremely important to promote the business brand to attract talent.

The recruitment service provider will carefully study this and compare it with the competition. From there, promote recruitment branding and clearly state why talents should choose to work for the company. Choosing a good recruitment service provider will be a positive ambassador for your brand and convey the right message to the labor market.

Ensure compliance with laws and regulations on recruitment of the enterprises

Ensuring compliance with established recruitment laws and regulations is a significant challenge faced by the human resources departments in many organizations. Because recruitment rules are constantly changing, especially in the context of the Covid-19 pandemic. A poorly structured hiring process not only puts your business at risk, it also reduces your chances of attracting top talents.

Choosing a professional recruitment service provider at this time will help businesses effectively solve the above problems. Service providers have extensive knowledge of international and domestic labor laws, ensuring a low-risk recruitment process. Outsourcing recruitment services is a solution to help businesses manage the recruitment process effectively and maintain business stability during the Covid-19 pandemic.


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