Nevertheless, the IT sphere as a whole was on the rise:
- Employers adjusted to new labor markets (after turning to candidates in Ukraine, Belarus, and Russia) and explored the opportunities for remote practices
The second blow
- New coronavirus-related projects attracted generous investments
hit the European and American markets at the beginning of 2022. The confrontation between Russia and Ukraine caused an even greater shortage of specialists as these countries (including Belarus) had been providing businesses with a constant flow of talent. Until it became impossible in most cases.Political And Economical Instability
Such times make it difficult to work out a safe development vector for most companies. Some were forced to fire their employees due to financial losses. Others had to change the already established plans and shrink their budgeting ambitions.
Even big and well-established enterprises had to do something about it. For example, Google
stopped all hiring activity for 2 weeks in the summer, also intending to slow down the incoming flow of new hires until 2023. Some brands even introduced layoff measures. For instance, Netflix
terminated 300 employment contracts in June 2022.Opportunities That Come Along With CrisesFollowing The Candidates
Every time companies set up their recruitment processes, something happens and tears them down. This is why most of them are at a loss and don’t know where to find high-quality specialists for their projects. A very recent example occurred at the beginning of this year when stable providers of valuable talents vanished from everyone’s radar (e.g., Russia).
But if you follow the news, you know that many people have been relocating from this country since February 2022. The immigration wave reached its peak in September when the Russian government
announced mobilization procedures.
Thousands of people rushed to cross the border and get to the CIS countries, Europe, Asia, and other directions. Many of them are IT specialists who are open to hiring because they have quit their jobs. They form communities when they settle in a new place, which is convenient for recruiters. Once you know where to look, what channels to use, and how to reach out to them, you get a new and stable pool of candidates to invite. Proactivity and knowledge are key factors if you want solid results.Leveling Up Remote Work Proficiency
Cooperating remotely seems to be more appealing in these circumstances. At least because it’s the only possible option in most cases (at least so far):