Companies Hiring Right Now amid Coronavirus have Changes in Personnel Recruitment and Selection

Ms. Untaru, VON Consulting General Manager, comments about trends in personnel recruitment & human resources in the US
By: VON Consulting
BUCHAREST, Romania - May 22, 2020 - PRLog -- Vivien Untaru, VON Consulting recruitment agency GM, has set up international recruitment campaigns in Central and South-Eastern Europe and recently started in the US. The agency she manages provides recruitment services, hardware design and verification services, IT support and software development for customers in different industries. The team she manages helps clients by building teams on and off site, remotely or on their premises that can assist in ongoing projects or can take on full projects. By bringing in passion for the technical fields and an innovative approach, the VON Consulting team has become a supportive long-term partner for clients' businesses.

Ms. Untaru, VON Consulting General Manager, comments about trends in personnel recruitment & human resources in the US, in the interview below.

What industries were most affected by coronavirus in the US?
The first to feel the coronavirus impact were hospitality, horeca, travel and retail sectors. Also, the real estate sector registered a slow-down in transactions and, recently, prices started to be more flexible. In March and April, things escalated and these sectors, amongst others, were hit hard and lost jobs to the thousands.

What will be the sectors hiring in the upcoming months?
IT, telecom, online consumer goods, transportation & courier companies will most certainly continue recruiting.
Industries affected directly by the coronavirus (to mention a few - hospitality, leisure, travel, leisure, retail, constructions) will restructure their employee scheme, but some will be hiring for their online engines.

What do companies need to keep in mind at this point, as regards to their employees?
During this time it is important to keep the existing workforce fully engaged and motivated. Many companies can actually design turn-around plans and launch new projects/products, improve processes, design new marketing strategies by involving their employees. In these times, many solutions might come from the people in the field, in direct contact with the customer, able to see day-to-day issues.

How can companies create shared value in their future recruitment processes?
Companies need to engage their current employees in the recruitment processes. Workers with a history in the company should be included in the hiring stages, as well as in the onboarding process.

About VON Consulting
Currently, VON Consulting has 3 offices in SEE (Bucharest, Brasov and Cluj in Romania), one in the USA and in the process to open up a new one in Dusseldorf, Germany. VON Consulting has 150 employees and has worked with clients from the EU and US, mainly in IT, telecom, networking and semiconductors industries, some of them Fortune 500. For further information, please visit

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