Tech, talent, and Covid-19 – June 2020

Since the start of the UK lockdown we have been positioning global technology recruiter, Harvey Nash as leading commentators on technology/tech talent trends as a result of Covid-19, including responses to hot topics such as the future of the office and virtual working.

Just some of the other areas that we have commented on include:

Will the digital divide grow as a result of the crisisComputer Weekly

AI and the future of jobsSunday Telegraph

Is this the end of offices?IT Pro

Adapting collaboration platforms to up-skill Furloughed staffComputer Weekly

We have also recently released a mini report, looking at the topic of mental wellness in UK Tech. The report, which was based on a survey of over 1600 UK tech professionals, found that the easing of lockdown restrictions and a return to offices is raising the stress levels of over a quarter of UK tech professionals at a time when over 1 in 3 report that their mental health has deteriorated during Covid-19.

On the day of launch, Chris Seel, a Director at Harvey Nash Group, said:

“Our research reveals the extent of the mental health challenge facing the tech sector – and, by extension, the whole of the UK business community. The ramifications of the Covid-19 pandemic are far-reaching and people are already feeling the strain, many of them for the first time. Whilst it’s encouraging that the majority of businesses have increased the levels of support they provide, there remains much further to go.”

In addition to supplying a viewpoint the week of the launch to Information Age, we’ve already achieved pieces in Computer Weekly, UK Tech News, and Work & Place for this report.