Opinion: Coronavirus will force retailers to rewrite rules of recruitment

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It is inevitable that the coronavirus outbreak will cause significant disruption both to business and to our everyday lives.

In these unprecedented times, the public’s health must be the number-one priority.

But retailers, and the thousands of businesses that enable their operations to function effectively, have a vital role to play in the national response. People will need to eat and purchase other supplies and, so as far as possible, we should try to maintain a sense of normality in the face of a challenging and constantly evolving set of circumstances.

The same goes for recruitment. We have the technology at our disposal to continue with the day-to-day meetings and interviews that keep the wheels of the jobs market turning.

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