IT job market in times of Corona: first shortage of skilled workers, then short-time work

CIO.de: Ms. Wolf, how has your work as HR changed in the wake of the Corona crisis?

Susanne Wolf: I was quite used to having to look for data and AI experts in the highly competitive Munich job market. We were still on a full growth path up to and including February, like in previous years. At that time we had over 30 vacancies for data experts as well as in other areas such as marketing, IT, sales or human resources. But then Corona came!

Some projects were temporarily stopped and we decided to introduce short-time work. A topic that I never had to deal with before. It was no longer possible to do business as usual and pretend nothing had happened. I had to proceed iteratively, that is, first of all questioning all the plans made and checking what the new personnel requirements look like.