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Adapt or die: recruiters look to more inventive methods to survive Covid

Recruitment agencies are facing tough times as employees place a premium on job security

Michael Kahn and John Revill

Trudging through snow while interviewing someone is just another day at the office for Prague-based recruiter Blake Wittman, who has embraced new tactics to gain an edge during a pandemic that has roiled Europe’s hiring market.

On a freezing morning in January, Wittman swapped his warm office for a park overlooking the Czech capital’s historic Old Town to interview a candidate outdoors to comply with strict social-distancing rules.

The restrictions have made it tough for recruiters to reach potential applicants, whose numbers have shrunk because many people with jobs are sitting tight rather than looking to move on...

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