The Impact of COVID-19 on the Future of Talent Acquisition

Considerations for the future of your talent acquisition function during business disruption

Posted by Kevin Moss, Sona Manzo, Nicole Brender a Brandis on April 29, 2020.

covid talent 2As the world shifts in response to the COVID-19 pandemic, many organizations are experiencing unique challenges related to their demand for talent. Entire industries adversely affected by the crisis are decelerating or pausing hiring, while other industries facing unexpected increases in demand for talent are accelerating critical hiring at an unprecedented pace.

During this disruption it is critical that Talent Acquisition assess the business needs and priorities and act quickly to address their organization’s specific challenges.  Decisions should be made considering both the immediate need and their longer-term impact.

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While there is no proven playbook for this COVID-19 crisis, a crisis generally plays out over three time frames:

During these time frames, specific actions you may need to take as a Talent Acquisition leader will vary based on the impact that COVID-19 has had on your industry or organization.

Whether your company is in mass hiring mode or hiring has slowed to nearly a standstill, there are steps you can take to respond, recover and set your company up to thrive in the “next normal”.

Kevin Moss is a Managing Director in Deloitte’s Workforce Transformation practice and co-leads our Talent Access/Talent Acquisition offering. Kevin works with complex, global and US clients to help them move beyond the traditional model of Attract-Develop-Retain to a new, transformational workforce model to access the right people and capabilities across the workforce spectrum, curate consumer-grade development experience and services, and redesign and create workforce programs and services.

Sona Manzo is a Managing Director in Deloitte’s Workforce Transformation practice and co-leads our Talent Access/Talent Acquisition offering. She brings a focus on stakeholder experience, human centered design, development of innovative programs and leverage of leading and emerging technology to deliver on the talent access and talent management needs of our US and global clients. 

Nicole Brender a Brandis is a Specialist Leader in Deloitte Consulting LLPs Workforce Transformation practice. Her expertise couples strategic vision with practical, hands-on experience helping organizations navigate strategic HR transformation projects which drive value to and impact business success.

Writers:
Mike Grennier, Deloitte Consulting LLP, Specialist Master
Carol Repeta, Deloitte Consulting LLP, Manager
Brian Bangs, Deloitte Consulting LLP, Consultant

Contributors:
Bhawna Bist, Deloitte Consulting LLP, Senior Manager
Cathy Gutierrez, Deloitte Consulting LLP, Senior Manager
Stefan Lint, Deloitte Consulting LLP, Senior Manager
Edgar Palacios, Deloitte Consulting LLP, Manager
Derrick Friend, Deloitte Consulting LLP, Senior Consultant
Brandon Kennedy, Deloitte Consulting LLP, Senior Consultant
Monte Watson, Deloitte Consulting LLP, Senior Consultant
Peter Rumsey, Deloitte Consulting LLP, Consultant

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