#1. The challenge of hiring in a pandemic
First, there has been a lot of focus on the people whose jobs are threatened by the pandemic. People in the travel and hospitality industries have been especially hard hit but economic activity hasn’t ceased. People still need to get groceries, either in person or online and so supermarkets are having to hire extra staff to cope with demand, as are online retailers such as Amazon. These moves are not uncontroversial because these workers obviously cannot follow advice to stay at home and practice social distancing. Meanwhile, other companies have to keep in mind life after the virus. With staff working from home, it makes sense that many businesses are carrying out interviews remotely as well.