It is assumed that during challenging times of high unemployment, companies should be able to source staff much easier.
This has not proven to be the case in the past, nor is it during the Covid times we are now living in.
There are a number of reasons for this;
1. Those that are still working are staying, as even though may not be the ideal job, at least they have a job.
2. Some staff on Job Keeper, feel a sense of loyalty to their current employer.
3. Job Seeker increased payments are meaning some people are finding it not financially viable to seek employment
4. Employers not offering as high a salary as they were for the same roles prior to the Covid outbreak
5. Some made redundant received substantial payouts, so have no sense of urgency in finding new work.
6. A sense of despondency in some that it is not worth looking for work, as they believe very few jobs around.
7. Candidates expecting to be paid similar or higher salaries than they were pre Covid, and this never happens following or during a disaster such as this.
8. People concerned about the spread of Covid, so not wanting to attend workplaces
So despite the higher than usual unemployment rates, finding quality staff can be just as difficult as during times of low unemployment.