We support the steps taken by the public sector to reduce the number of COVID-19 infections and slow the rapid global spread of the coronavirus: most of our employees around the world are currently working from home. What is more, until further notice we have cancelled all business travel, visits to external locations and face-to-face events – for the sake of everyone's well-being.
Even in these days of "social distancing" our search for new members of staff goes on. We continue to update the vacancies advertised in our Job Portal on a daily basis.
We have, however, adjusted our recruitment process in line with coronavirus measures. Our focus is on protecting the health of our applicants and employees alike. Job interviews are therefore held over the phone or using videoconferencing. A telephone and a stable Internet connection for a laptop are the only requirements. There is no need to download any special software because the solution that we use is browser-based.
The "taster day" that is so much appreciated by applicants and future employees can similarly no longer be offered at our offices. In this case, too, we are switching over to phone calls and teleconferences that enable candidates and employees to get to know one another in a relaxed setting in small groups or through one-to-one chats spread over a day or two.
We do not know what the immediate future has in store for us. For those whose first day at work arrives while social distancing guidelines are still in place, we shall find ways to respect these requirements while at the same time ensuring that our new colleagues are appropriately familiarised with their tasks and workplace.