Just over half of all c-suite survey respondents have indicated that the pandemic has actually had a neutral-to-positive impact on business confidence, while 42% feel adversely impacted.
These figures are from a Robert Half survey, which also shows that as many as 92% of executives said they are pushing forward with various opportunities post-lockdown, with digital transformation the top priority for 41% of businesses.
A significant proportion of firms have also redesigned job roles (29%) and adopted new business models (28%) in response to Covid-19’s impact.
According to the report, despite the government furlough scheme coming to an end next month, many companies remain positive about recruitment for the remainder of the year.
For example, three quarters of the companies surveyed had hired and/or onboarded new staff remotely during lockdown, with the majority of respondents (88%) expecting to employ further full-time or temporary/contract workers between now and December.