>>By the Numbers: April 26, 2019

By the Numbers: April 26, 2019

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Half of Job Postings Focus on 39 Roles

The Numbers:

  • 49% of job postings in 2018 by S&P 100 companies focused on only 39 roles
  • 51% encompassed 872 other roles
  • “In the U.S., the 39 critical roles include software developers, marketing managers and computer system engineers/architects,” says Ashley Tatum, VP, Advisory, Gartner.
  • Source: Gartner

Cannabis Industry Spurs Colleges to Prep Students for New Careers

The Numbers:

  • University of Denver offers a business course where students pitch ideas for marijuana startups
  • SUNY Morrisville will give undergrads the option to enroll in a new cannabis industry minor this fall
  • Source: LinkedIn

Some Retail is Booming, but Still a Concern

The Numbers:

  • Nail and beauty salons still hiring as most retail business moves online
  • Job openings in the nail industry grew by 186% between 2017 and 2018
  • Salon and spa gigs grew by 150% within the same timeframe
  • 78% of nail salon workers earn under $12.39 an hour and are seen as the lowest paying and least stable roles in the country
  • Source: Axios

BountyJobs Reports: 2019 Third-Party Recruiting Benchmark Report

The Numbers:

  • Competitive industries are pros at leveraging recruiter fees to incent recruiters to source their roles quickly with stellar candidates. Pharma & Biotech takes advantage of the powerful impact of offering higher premium fees, designated at 25% or above of the role’s salary, by utilizing them 78% of the time rather than the market average of 30%.
  • 50% of the time, the winning candidate is sent to employers within one week of the job posted on BountyJobs
  • 1/3 of the recruiting process is sourcing the winning candidate, while 2/3 of the process is spent screening resumes, interviewing, etc… Time to tighten your recruiting process up!

Negotiating Salaries: Always a Good Idea

The Numbers:

  • 39% of employees negotiate for higher salaries when they receive a job offer
  • Getting approval will lead to more money, and a no is also helpful as it opens the door to discussions around how to grow your role
  • Source: Robert Half

Hiring Declined in 2018 for Consumer Goods and Retail

The Numbers:

  • Gross hiring fell by 2.9% across all industries in 2018
  • Hiring in consumer goods and retail industries decreased by about 8% each
  • The most significant drops between February 2018 and 2019 were in the arts at -13.7% and agriculture at -11.1%
  • Source: LinkedIn

Less Than 50% of Grads Have Found Meaningful Work

The Numbers:

  • 80% of college graduates report considering a ‘sense of purpose either very important or extremely important to their work’
  • Less than 50% of grads reported successfully finding such meaningful work
  • Source: Gallup

Most Hiring Managers Competing for Recent Graduates

The Numbers:

  • 83% of senior managers said they’re ‘likely to hire people right out of college’
  • Top advantages cited for hiring new grads were their enthusiasm at 35% and fresh ideas and perspectives at 28%.
  • Source: Robert Half

Family-Friendly Perks Increase to Attract Candidates

The Numbers:

  • Less than a third of employers with 500+ employees off a fertility beneft
  • 41% of employers of all sizes offer paid maternity leave
  • 32% offer paid paternity leave
By |2019-04-25T19:46:16+00:00April 26th, 2019|Categories: Talent Acquisition Trends|Comments Off on By the Numbers: April 26, 2019

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