These challenging times could prove the very best times to woo the very best performers to join your business.

Within the UK professional services sector, we’re talking to employers and noting there's markedly different strategies in play. For many it's about consolidation & trimming costs. Some more far-sighted employers recognise that this is the time when key performers are based at home and may be more susceptible to the right overtures.

And if they’re not ready to join now, why not create a proactively managed talent pool?

We’re working with one firm who are creating a ‘War Room’ where they’re market-mapping their competitors in fine detail and reaching out to key performers to build rapport and interest. So far they’ve built links with over 200 professionals.

So whilst you may be personally locked down, your future talent strategy doesn’t need to be.