Workplace Guide: Competition for candidates

Adam Bernstein explores challenges of post-Covid recruitment in the optical profession

Practices are finding it almost impossible to hire staff currently and the profession is facing a recruitment problem. From the perspective of Luke Elias, managing director of Vivid Optical, recruiting for the sector is indeed challenging. He’s found that ‘due to both the pandemic and socio-economic factors, the market is in a very strange place and candidates who are open to moving have the pick of the options.’

Competition for talent is fierce and that means candidates can be more particular in terms of where they are prepared to work. Elias says that to compete and get the best available candidates, ‘businesses must be prepared to be flexible and offer flexible working patterns and bigger packages than they previously would have.’

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