Corona crisis will accelerate digitization in consulting. Customer and candidate interviews only by phone or video conference.

Personnel search processes. Customer and candidate discussions only by phone or video conference.

Even in the current times of crisis, ongoing personnel search processes must continu and HR selection processes in companies must be brought to a successful conclusion.

In addition, new employees - including those with crisis experience - are still being sought. Since the governments addressed the population with urgent appeals to the population in addition to the relevant health experts to avoid all social contacts that are not absolutely necessary, this is the clear consequence for the HR consultancy. This is not a problem either, since digital solutions have been introduced many times in the past few years and have been established together with the contracting companies. The candidates are also willing to take part in virtual recruitment interviews.


Corona crisis will accelerate digitization in personnel consulting

Experience shows that this approach can make the usual trustful contact uncomplicated and ensure a successful job with the usual quality.

The HR consultant remains the sparring partner around the topic of employment in the current crisis conditions due to the corona spread.

Overall, the BDU, which in addition to the management consultants also represents the HR consultants in Germany, expects greater acceptance of digital media in business and society in the coming years. This also applies to the job search. The current situation would accelerate this development, the association said.


Published on: Mar 23, 2020 (BDU)