>>By the Numbers: June 19, 2020

By the Numbers: June 19, 2020

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AI Job Post Growth Slows

The Numbers:

  • AI job posts in the U.S. slowed their growth by 10%
  • AI and ML (machine learning) job posts grew 14% between January 6 and March 15 year over year
  • Following March 15 growth decreased to just 4.6% year over year
  • Source: LinkedIn

Demand for Pharma Jobs Increases

The Numbers:

  • Demand is up for customer service, engineering, finance, pharmaceutical research and development (R&D), sales and software development roles
  • Source: Randstad Sourceright

Employment in Canada Potentially Heading Toward Rebound

The Numbers:

  • Employment in Canada increased by 208,400 jobs in May over April
  • The number of jobs lost in April was revised upward to 2.36 million
  • Source: ADP Canada

BountyJobs Reports: Key Strategic Shifts in Hiring and Leadership Within Talent Acquisition

The economic landscape has severely impacted talent acquisition, so we created this piece to help employers create a plan to thrive. From strategic partnering on business objectives to recruitment marketing strategy revisions, we dive into how employers can audit their current state of affairs, make changes to evolve as a more cohesive and competitive organization, and ultimately ramp up quickly.

The Numbers:

  • Strategic partnering on business objectives
  • Recruitment marketing strategy revisions
  • Ramping up, looking ahead

U.S. Initial Jobless Claims Decrease by 58,000

The Numbers:

  • For the week ended June 13, U.S. initial jobless claims fell by 58,000 over the previous week to total more than 1.5 million
  • The four week moving average of claims fell by 234,500 form the previous week’s revised average to about 1.8 million
  • Source: U.S. Department of Labor

Over Half of Professionals Questioning Their Careers

The Numbers:

  • 57% of office professionals said they have ‘experienced a shift in their feelings toward work due to the pandemic’
  • 60% of those are ‘more motivated to be employed at an organization that values its staff during unpredictable times’
  • 40% will ‘prioritize their personal life over their job moving forward’
  • Source: Robert Half International

Almost Half of Hiring Managers Increasing Use of Freelancers

The Numbers:

  • 47% of U.S. hiring managers are ‘more likely to hire independent professionals in the future than they were before the impact of COVID-19’
  • 73% of hiring managers are ‘continuing or increasing their use of independent professionals’
  • 49% stated they used freelancers for ‘accessing skilled talent’
  • Most commonly hired are those in these areas: writing, creative, web and software development
  • Source: Upwork Inc.
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