Parisima’s 2020 Future of Talent Acquisition report reveals that UAE businesses optimistic about a return to hiring in the second half of 2020

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Parisima released a special COVID-19 edition of its UAE-based Talent Acquisition 2020 report, highlighting the biggest changes in hiring since the start of the global pandemic and expected outcomes for the second half of the year in the region.

The 2020 Future of Talent Acquisition: Impact of COVID-19 report surveyed executive leaders, management and HR professionals in corporate and SMEs across the UAE to better understand talent forecasting for the remainder of the year.

The report reveals that unsurprisingly, 52% of businesses are making fewer hires in 2020 compared to 2019. Although one of the biggest impacts from COVID-19 has been on businesses and their employees with salary reductions, unpaid leave and redundancies commonplace – nearly 70% of businesses expect a return to hiring in the three to six months.

Read the full report.