Skills mapping diagram One key area that employers will be honing in on this year is “learning agility,” or what a candidate is capable of learning. (Image: Shutterstock)

A global survey by Swedish employment researcher Universum says the worst of the COVID-19 pandemic’s fallout on the job market may have passed. While the six-month economic and employment forecasts appear “challenging,” recruiting needs will largely remain unchanged, particularly for large companies and highly sought-after employers. 

Fear of the pandemic caused markets to tumble in unison, yet many economists predict the markets will rebound quickly once the virus is contained–meaning that companies must be careful not to overcorrect and discontinue critical recruiting investments, the Universum report said. 

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Charles Toutant

Charles Toutant is a litigation writer for the New Jersey Law Journal.

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