Data taken from Wikipedia and from the government’s Number of coronavirus (Covid-19) cases and risk in the UK webpage. This week we are reporting the weekly number of cases and deaths as this shows a clear and steady decline in the extent of the disease over the last two months. The data for the week 19-25th July is still incomplete.
The UK currently has reported a total of 2916,377 cases and 45,501 deaths.
The following insights are based on ISE’s interactions with employers during the period covered by this briefing.
Plan for Jobs. There is some concern about how to responding to the Plan for Jobs. Most firms are still trying to decide what to do. Generally, they are not sure that the money is enough to drive employer behaviour. Mainly people will continue to do what they were going to do anyway. Some reported an interest in the Kickstart scheme, but firms will need to spend time developing a quality recruitment process for this route.
Wider impacts of Covid. A lot of firms are spending a money on converting business to be Covid safe. Some firms are also managing restructures and redundancy. This has an implication for early careers.
Virtual careers fairs. These seem to have been working well so far. A key decision for firms is between targeted university virtual fairs, larger national ones and company specific ones.