And what is true for virtual interviewing is also the case for onboarding. What is striking about the results is not that present lockdown procedures are radically different from pre-lockdown ones. It is not surprising that right now for 38% of respondents, their entire onboarding process is remote. What’s more interesting is that pre-lockdown, only 24% of respondents told us that they conducted their entire onboarding process “frequently” or “sometimes”. The post-lockdown number has increased to 53%. And the “never” number has come down from 59% to 12%.
Overall, we were struck by the realism of respondents. The message coming through is that post-lockdown practices will lose some of the non-optional constraints of lockdown – but that the genie will never go back into the bottle.
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Laurie Boyall is McGregor Boyall’s Founder and Group CEO. We are a well-established recruitment consultancy with offices in London, Manchester, Edinburgh, Glasgow, Dubai and Singapore. We specialise in contract, interim and permanent positions in Technology, Change, Risk, Finance, Compliance, Legal, Marketing and HR. For more information visit our website – www.mcgregor-boyall.com