Three-year survey 2018 to 2020

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Zurich, January 4th, 2021 - The current three-year survey conducted by Grass & Partner AG reveals several astonishing facts regarding the highly eventful and challenging year 2020, which the Swiss economy faced. Therefore, it comes as a surprise that the average job-search time, for a person who completed a professional reorientation programme provided by Grass & Partner barely increased by 0.1 months to 5.2 months. The reasons for this are manifold. This survey identifies numerous factors that influence the current job and career development market, and all of which are elaborated in more detail in our report below.

Although the duration of search time remains relatively stable, the survey indicates a rupture in the trend that has persisted for years, namely a decline in the landing rate, being the duration between the start of the reorientation programme and the successful completion of the job search. This is due to the fact that the sectors were affected to varying degrees by the far-reaching economic impact of the coronavirus. Since the number of people being coached by Grass & Partner in 2020 rose compared to the previous year, this rupture in the trend of a declining job search time is put into perspective. The three-year survey conducted by Grass & Partner, which is one of Switzerland’s leading providers of outplacement, is based on a survey of over 500 managers and technical specialists from a wide range of industries.