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Businesses plan to replace employees who can’t work independently says survey.

Global expenses app, ExpenseOnDemand, has published new data highlighting how businesses are planning for the ‘new normal’ post COVID and how this is impacting recruitment over the next 12 months. The vast majority (90 per cent) of companies surveyed stated that part of their strategy was to start replacing staff who were unable or struggled to work remotely.

Many of these firms are looking to automate more systems to ensure a seamless transition between remote and office-based working and need employees that mirror this new working model. This was made very apparent in the survey as 84 per cent of companies stated they are looking at ways of reducing clerical and admin roles by implementing more automated processes.

The survey did offer some positive news as nearly all (95 per cent) of businesses surveyed said they would be recruiting for new roles in 2021 as the economy begins to recover and the vaccination efforts allows the country to open back up.

Sunil Nigam, Founder at ExpenseOnDemand, commented, “The pandemic has had an unprecedented impact on the world economy and many businesses are putting robust plans in place to ensure they can minimise impact on any future epidemics and this is clearly being reflected in new recruitment strategies around the globe. The demanded for more automated processes reflects the increased demand for our services in the last year.”

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