76 percent of Estonian employers recruit new employees in few months ({{contentCtrl.commentsTotal}})

Timberwood and products made out of wood are a major Estonian export (photo is illustrative).
Timberwood and products made out of wood are a major Estonian export (photo is illustrative). Source: Jaanus Lensment/Postimees/Scanpix

According to a survey conducted by CV-Online Estonia at the beginning of July, 76 percent of companies plan to hire employees in the next three months.

Altogether 39 percent of respondents plan to recruit in July, 42 percent in August, and 32 percent in September. A total of 8 percent said they did not know their recruitment plans and 14 percent were still waiting due to the coronavirus crisis, CV-Online said.

Maris Viires, head of marketing and service at CV-Online, said in a press release: "Several instances of recruitment that were left pending in spring due to the coronavirus crisis have now been relaunched. Customers have said that they see that talents are free, so it is the best time to recruit them."

However, only 14 percent of respondents cited recovery from the coronavirus crisis and an increase in volumes as to the reason for recruitment. Altogether 40 percent are recruiting because people are leaving the organization, a quarter of respondents because the company is expanding. A total of 12 percent of hiring is related to seasonality and 16 percent to parental leave.

Altogether 55 percent of the responding companies plan to terminate employment relationships in the summer months, the main reasons being a decrease in workload and lack of suitable competencies.

According to the survey, it is no more difficult for most employers to recruit people now than it was six months ago. However, 23 percent of the respondents pointed out that the current recruitment landscape has become significantly more difficult and recruitment activities mainly in the field of education as well as in those areas where foreign labor has been involved in the past have become more difficult.

During the survey, people in charge of human resources were asked to share their future recruitment plans and needs. A total of 214 companies participated in the survey, the predominant sectors represented were the manufacturing sector with 23 percent, and the construction and education sectors with 12 percent each.

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