>>By the Numbers: July 12, 2019

By the Numbers: July 12, 2019

Hires Decreased in May

The Numbers:

  • The number of hires decreased by 266,000 in May
  • Most of this decrease, 262,000, was within private industry
  • Jobs growth was essentially flat, only decreasing by 49,000 from April
  • Source: U.S. Bureau of Labor Statistics

Top Execs Moderately Pessimistic in Q2

The Numbers:

  • 13% of global CEOs said, ‘conditions are better than six months ago’, which is down from 14% in Q1
  • 42% said, ‘conditions are worse in the second quarter’ compared with 46% who said the same in Q1
  • 13% believe ‘economic conditions will improve in the next six months’, compared with 14% in Q1
  • Source: The Conference Board

Less Than Half of Employers Have Mobile-Friendly Application Process

The Numbers:

  • 76% of candidates have the expectation that they will be able to apply for jobs via mobile devices
  • 30% of employers offer a mobile-friendly application process
  • 71% of applicants are frustrated with online applications that require manual entries rather than parsing info from an uploaded resume
  • Source: MRINetwork

BountyJobs Reports: Cognitive Dissonance Series: The Real Impact of Artificial Intelligence on Talent Acquisition

The Numbers:

  • 91% of U.S. job candidates feel that applying for jobs is more efficient when technology, including AI, is a part of the process
  • A whopping 93% of employers in the U.S. and U.K. see AI as a priority for their business and have projects planned around it
  • Almost half (47%) of employers believe that integrating such new technology will require their employees to learn new skills
  • Source: BountyJobs

Healthcare Organizations Needing More Medical Specialists Than Primary Care

The Numbers:

  • 78% of Merritt Hawkins’ recruiting engagement was for medical specialists, compared with 67% one year ago
  • Searches for primary care physicians decreased by 8% annually, and by 38% four years ago
  • Source: Merritt Hawkins

Fewer Teenagers are Part of the Workforce

The Numbers:

  • The number of U.S. workers between the ages of 16 and 19 has decreased by 15.9 percentage points over nearly two decades
  • There are fewer teens looking for summer jobs, and less looking to work during the school year
  • Source: Brookings Institute

Ghosting an Accepted Job Offer

The Numbers:

  • 28% of workers have backed out of a job offer after acceptance
  • Many avoid turning companies down, instead, they don’t show up for work
  • Source: Robert Half

AI and Admin Skills Fastest-Growing Online Jobs

The Numbers:

  • Two of the top trends that are fastest-growing in online jobs are artificial intelligence and administrative skills
  • The top 5 fastest-growing online jobs:
Rank Name Q1 2019 Q2 2019 % increase
1 Customer service            1,913            2,961 54.78%
2 Copy typing            4,744            7,116 50.00%
3 Bookkeeping            1,047            1,562 49.19%
4 Academic writing            2,117            3,012 42.28%
5 Data processing          10,896          15,107 38.65%

Source: Freelancer.com



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