Traditionally, talent pipelines are the pool of candidates that your organisation has been in communication with, either individually or through specific recruiting partner. 

These are often people with whom your company has formed a bond; perhaps previously unsuccessful applicants, former employees, customers, or part of your online network.

Hiring managers often have specific ideas about what 'kind' of person they are looking for when they have a vacancy they need to fill.

The Covid19 Pandemic has changed all of this. Talent pipelines are changing – let me explain how.


Technology has disrupted the vast majority of B2B and B2C relationships, as well as the relationships between organisations and the candidates who apply to their roles.

Diverse talent pipelines are now developing full of individuals you might never have previously considered for your roles.

In some cases, businesses hire employees for remote positions based in parts of the UK or internationally, which they had never considered pre-Covid.

Additionally, the skills which some organisations focus on will have changed. With, for example, in just one year, the need for digital aptitude and excellent virtual communication having skyrocketed.


Think about how your business has changed since Covid. Are there now new skills and attributes that will benefit your team's mission and success?

This is particularly important when you are thinking about hiring new managers or team leaders. Your managers need to be inspiring leaders and excellent communicators. 

Make a note of the skill set you know will benefit your organisation in light of the Covid-altered world and look for these attributes when creating your role description and instructing recruiters.


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About the Author: Mark Woffenden

Mark Woffenden is a Director at Lucy Walker Recruitment and has an extensive knowledge of the issues and workings of the West Yorkshire and Greater Manchester Commercial markets developed over the last 20 years in the Industry