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The Impact of the Pandemic On Talent

Where will tomorrow’s best talent want to work? That’s the question fintech companies need to start asking today. The war for great people isn’t letting up anytime soon – in fact, as tech continues to advance and opportunities abound after two pandemic years, the need for the right talent is bigger than ever. We sat down with Clarice De Chavez (Head of Talent Acquisition at Solarisbank AG) during our webinar ‘Keep Up: The Key To FinTech Talent Attraction and Retention’ to learn more about the impact of the pandemic on talent, and key trends we can expect to witness. Read ahead, at the blog below. 

1.Areas of Impact

Clarice explains that not just fintech, but industries across the globe have been impacted by the two pandemic years. For fintech specifically, the areas that have been critically impacted by the pandemic are highly specialized tech skills (an i.e engineering), with increased pressure to secure talent within these spaces. However, this also implies that employers are on the brink of a unique opportunity: to build back better in the digital domain. This will require more laser focus on training a new workforce or upskilling internal teams, with talent that encompasses people from all cultures, backgrounds and levels of expertise. 

2.A pool of opportunities

Additionally, the pandemic has forced employees to re-evaluate the purpose of their job, and consider better opportunities, creating a movement of people and a new talent pool in the process. According to Gartner, searching for candidates in unconventional areas also means finding candidates from wider geographies. While a varied talent pool diversifies the talent pipeline, it also generates more complexities for organizations. As a result, HR leaders must be flexible in their approach and be willing to support teams and leaders while they make this transition. As a people first recruitment agency, we’re proud to provide flexible opportunities for all our candidates. Check out our latest positions here.

3.Adaptation and collaboration

From an employer’s perspective, the pandemic has also shaped the way we look at workforce planning and adapt to new ways of collaboration. After two years of working remotely, leaders are faced with more challenges and responsibilities to tackle the new ‘zoom culture’.  Engagement, collaboration and building new forms of culture are the core of this, and will play a key role when it comes to attracting and retaining talent. The Covid-19 pandemic triggered a fundamental shift; we inhabit two worlds today, the physical and the digital. As companies reopen offices, they must find ways to balance the two. Wondering about how to manage your decentralized workforce? Jump into our blog to learn more. 

If you’re struggling with post-pandemic talent, we can help.

Through our network of 160k industry contacts, and under the guidance of our expert recruitment consultants, we possess the right tools and resources when it comes to building your ideal Fintech team. Get in touch today, to book your free consultation. 

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