3Q Unemployment Will Continue to Decrease, Says PlayVS’s Kuykendoll

published on July 17, 2020

Digging into these jobs numbers a bit further what is the picture you're seeing across the country as we see you know some jobs coming back but not necessarily new jobs perhaps just jobs that had already been lost thank you so much for that overview Emily from my

Perspective I foresee a continued decrease which is a positive of the unemployment rate being down 22 percent I think we have to do optimistically I'm an internal optimist so I do view that as a positive granted we're still 111

Percent above the pre-pandemic numbers for all-time low so we have a lot of work to do a lot of companies are continuing to hire people that I know my personal network who are unemployed in March have now started to get roles and

I foresee the next quarter that continuing to decrease that said the economy is in a recession cases are researching across the country and if there's one thing ahead it is more uncertainty how do you think that

Impacts the jobs market in the short term like the next six months I would say in the next six months it is on the companies to be flexible and the way that we go about recruitment in hiring thinking about location strategies and

The needs to be in specific places around the us I think that level of flexibility and honestly changing what it some some degree has been very core to how businesses have operated to this point I'm shifting that strategy upfront

About whether we need to increase numbers of contractors on and or full-time and just being very strategic and about our hiring plan over the next six months and again we could continue to attack that number I wonder what this

Means for contractors right now you know they seem to be feeling the uncertainty the most well I wouldn't say that Emily I would say contractors and all full-time employees of you look at you know what happened in March there was a

Number of talented individuals there lost their jobs who were full-time who thought they had four to five years of security in a role so I think that you know across the board it's a very uncertain time and

Whether that is contractor or full-time employees everybody's doing the best that they can to attract and retain the talent that we do have meantime I know you've really focused on diversity and a number of the roles that you've had and

I'm curious how you think diversity will impacted at this time you know on the one hand you've got companies just trying to stay afloat are they thinking about the representation in their workforce but on the other hand you've

Got momentum behind the black lives matter movement and new commitments from CEOs to do better absolutely and I don't think that the pandemic is any excuse at this point in time there has to be diverse focus in every organization I

Think the biggest problem that people often share emilie across my tech career is that you know people that these senior level positions do not exist but that is a falsity there are a lot of diverse organizations that are out there

Where you can that can help you build your top a funnel and partner with those I know here play versus we partner with the company called next play bench delaying our CEO spoke there and that brought in a lot of inbound resumes but

In addition to that once you do find them you need to focus behind me and strategic about hiring them and most importantly Emily you have to retain them and then promote them that's the full cycle way on a candid

Identification retention and then promotion meantime I know this has been hard on everyone but it's been really hard on working parents and as you have these resurgence across the country it seems like there's a push for schools to

Reopen but we don't know if they really will that puts an additional burden on working parents especially going into the fall how are you handling that with your working parent employees internally yes Emily I mean I'll be a walking

Example of I had to ask my mom to take my son outside so he doesn't run in here right now and if he did he would he would definitely take over but more importantly we as parents and as

Executives top down have to be comfortable a with you know having those type of interruptions in trusting that you know we are while we're in shelter-in-place getting our jobs being effective having these virtual

Meetings and things of that nature um so I think just long-term are shit in the way that we operated prior to Coba and the way that we're gonna go back on post is gonna change tremendously there still needs to be a work-life balance

Even though we're at home all day and the focus still on family like I get to spend time with my son you know after work hours and if he comes in and interrupts a meeting for myself and a director level he gives

People comfort who are you know more in the mid mid level that you know that does happen it's not reflected poorly on them and I think that that is a company culture that we have to here play versus and every other company should have as

Well well let's also hope that a few little ones don't run in an interrupt on the side as well play first flavors runs a high school eSports high school and college eSports platform and I'm curious if you can tell us a little bit about

Demand during the pandemic I know folks have flocked to eSports with the freeze on professional and live sports and also curious given you know so many children quarantined at home how that's impacted things yes we are again you know people

Are at home people are able to play we're gearing up for fall 2020 season and we also are allowing for people to be able to play from home so please go to play versus comc some of the very cool things that we're doing right now

We have a number of game offerings and most importantly we're building community through this platform it's not just win or loss it's all about building a community and that that's the focus that we have and we hope that everybody

Who's watching go to play versus calm and take a look for yourself I think you might pick up a controller too

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