Covid-19 update

Dear Clients and Candidates,

 

First of all, we hope you and your families, friends and colleagues are safe and well.

The Covid-19 pandemic has caused an unprecedented change in our daily lives, as well as in global politics and the world economy. Whether this change is permanent or temporary, it seems that especially in the field of business operations, it may remain with us for a bit longer than only for the duration of the lockdowns, and as lockdown eases.

By now, wherever possible, businesses have partially or entirely switched to remote working. Although for many organisations it is not a complete novelty – after all many of us have already been using long-distance communication tools or cloud-based data storage, or have worked from home via a remote desktop – the scale of this change can understandably feel overwhelming. This may cause a level of uncertainty within organisations faced with the reality of implementing remote working solutions.

In the field of recruitment, the shift towards remote working on the one hand and the introduction of social and travel distancing measures on the other has resulted in two main directions: long-distance hiring, which relies heavily on technology and virtual contact, and local headhunting, for the roles that need to be filled and performed face to face and on-site.

We, at First Place Recruitment, are very familiar with both these trends, as they have always been essential to our core business activity: international and multilingual recruitment.

Through over a decade of liaising between international businesses and multilingual specialists, we have developed highly effective global sourcing tools, strong local talent market presence and a range of methods and techniques that promote efficient remote recruitment and onboarding.

In the current unsettled time, we feel very fortunate to have acquired this expertise and experience, which we are now able to share with our clients and candidates. We hope that alongside professional service, we can also offer some reassurance in exploring the complex field of remote sourcing and hiring of international language talent.

Please feel free to contact us with any questions or service enquiries (needless to say, our office is fully operational in remote working mode).

Stay safe – and we look forward to hearing from you.

 

With best regards,

First Place Recruitment team