>>By the Numbers: December 20, 2019

By the Numbers: December 20, 2019

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Recruiters Reaching Out via Social Media? Gen Z Gives It a Thumbs Down

The Numbers:

  • While a social media presence is important for their professional brand, members of Gen Z would rather not hear from recruiters via that channel
  • 87% would prefer to hear from recruiters through email and 63% preferred professional social platforms like LinkedIn
  • Source: Tallo

Most Ad and Marketing Execs to Increase Use of Freelancers

The Numbers:

  • 67% of hiring decision-makers in advertising and marketing are planning to increase headcount by end of Q2 2020
  • 69% will be increasing their use of freelancers – a seven-point jump from six months ago
  • 86% of ad and marketing managers said ‘it’s somewhat or very challenging to locate the creative talent they seek
  • Source: The Creative Group, Robert Half International

Creative Jobs #1 in Remote Work Growth

The Numbers:

  • Of the top 7 remote work opportunities in the U.S., creative jobs were number 1
  • Remote work has grown overall by 91% over the past 10 years
  • Creative Arts careers such as painting, photography, music, web design, and interior design ranked within the top spot
  • Source: FlexJobs and Global Workplace Analytics

BountyJobs Reports – Year in Review: Talent Acquisition in 2019 and the 2020 Impact

The Numbers:

  • A whopping 43% of professionals plan to look for a new job over the next 12 months
  • The majority of employers, 61%, planned to raise wages in 2019, which was up from 48% in 2018. What’s in store for 2020?
  • Manufacturing saw consecutive increases in employment for over 18 straight months, the longest stretch since the mid-1990s. However, around 90% of manufacturing
    companies couldn’t fill all of their open roles.

Monster’s Top Job Listings of 2019

The Numbers:

  • Software Developer was the most frequently posted job on Monster in 2019
  • The top five also included advertising sales agent, light truck or delivery driver, product demonstrator, and computer support specialist
  • Source: Monster

Job Openings Increase After 18-Month Low

The Numbers:

  • Job openings rose by 235,000 to a total of 7.3 million in October per seasonally adjusted data
  • This represents a rebound from an 18-month low in September, indicating a continued strong job market
  • Source: U.S. Bureau of Labor Statistics
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