Maximise Hiring and Training Opportunities in 2021


The changing business landscape of 2020, due to global Covid-19 disruptions, impacted the way companies recruit employees. When businesses downsized or shut down, those still willing to hire and train candidates faced new challenges.

For employees, too, getting a job in the current climate meant adapting to a new environment and improving their chances to get selected. Digital learning and reskilling are two ways that can benefit both employers and workers in improving the quality of hiring and training.

Digital learning opportunities

Companies that need to meet skill development targets have turned to online training and certification, recognising their value alongside traditional educational programs. HR management should encourage more skills development through digital avenues and online courses when the alternative is not possible.

Furthermore, digital learning saves companies substantial costs and resources usually allocated to physical events and skills development programs: travel, accommodation, ticketing, boardroom or office space rental.

Employees, too, have seen the benefit of e-learning in upskilling to raise their chances of getting employed or keeping current jobs. Digital learning is more affordable and can be accomplished while working from home or remotely, allowing employees to remain productive and prepare better for an uncertain future.

Reskilling and upskilling employees

The need to bridge the skills shortages in South Africa (and similarly, in many economies worldwide) is becoming more urgent. Career skills relying on future technology applications – cloud computing, blockchain, AI, BI, analytics – are gaining rapid ground in various industries.

Job candidates stand a better chance of employment if they build on future skills needed in an unpredictable business landscape. Therefore, learning new capabilities, changing careers entirely or upskilling a current role may be necessary for employees to perform long-term in the digital economy.

In conclusion, to ensure the success of both employers and workers, business leaders need to support, incentivise and point employees towards a new career mindset and vital skills building.

Professional Sourcing can assist with the recruitment process during and after the pandemic. Visit for more info.

Professional Sourcing can assist with the recruitment process during and after the pandemic. Our team has a strong reputation for recruitment expertise within our specialisation areas. Visit for more info.

Professional Sourcing has a strong reputation for highly developed recruitment expertise within our specialisation areas. We develop strong long-term relationships with our loyal clients. Allow us to help you deal with your frustrations of a lengthy hiring process.

Professional Sourcing is a top-tier South African-based recruitment agency operating internationally, IPM accredited, LEVEL 2 BEE RATED and 51% Black Owned.

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