As an international marketing, digital and communications recruitment specialist, we’ve seen first-hand the impact that Covid-19 has had across the profession over the past few months. Business leaders who were sceptical of utilising digital marketing and communications channels have begun to realise their importance, and even some of the most technically challenged CEOs have adopted video communications to communicate with their employees and the outside world. Internal communication, which has traditionally been undervalued as a function, has come into the light and internal communications professionals have worked more closely than ever before with wider communications, HR and leadership teams. Initially, the interim market saw a significant drop, as businesses panicked in the crisis phase, but we are seeing a noticeable increase in interim opportunities as organisations begin to re-start projects and return to some sense of normality.
To support the marketing, digital and communications professions, the team at VMA GROUP have been hosting a series of webinars, group networking calls and senior leader advisory groups to bring together professionals across our networks. These sessions have opened discussion on issues being faced across many sectors and have provided a sense of community during what has been a difficult time for everyone.
We’ve also been providing recruitment support to organisations who are looking to hire critical roles, build or restructure their teams. As organisations move through the crisis and begin to negotiate the next phase of the return, we’re starting to see more roles available in the market across communication, digital and marketing. However, it will take some time to return to previous levels.
VMA GROUP will continue to support the communication and marketing professions in anyway we can, developing individual careers and organisations alike. If you have a specific interim and permanent vacancy and require support please do not hesitating in contacting me or a member of the team at VMA GROUP.
VMA GROUP is a leading international interim and permanent communications, digital and marketing recruitment, and executive search specialist. Specialist practices cover internal and change communications, external communications, public affairs, marketing, digital, and agency services.
We have a reputation for providing leading consultancy services and advice supported by in-depth knowledge of the professions we recruit for. Our thought leadership and benchmarking studies have become go-to resources for the communications and marketing industry supporting planning and decision-making.
VMA GROUP has offices in London, Manchester, Amsterdam, and Brussels, but we work with organisations and individuals on a global basis.