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By the Numbers: October 25, 2019

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Seasonal Holiday Workers Prioritize Flexibility

The Numbers:

  • Flexible schedules and working as many hours as possible are tops with those looking for hourly, seasonal holiday work
  • 55% of respondents want to work at least 26 hours a week
  • 63% expected to work 25 hours or less
  • 32% expect an hourly pay rate of $13.26
  • Source: Bluecrew/Toluna

IT Jobs Growth Stalls with Slight Year Over Year Net Growth

The Numbers:

  • IT jobs in the U.S. grew by a net 5,600 year over year in September
  • This represents a slow growth rate of .1%
  • There were almost 5.4 million tech jobs in September and nearly 2.7 million engineering jobs
  • “IT employment growth has effectively stalled,” said Mark Roberts, CEO of TechServe Alliance, the national trade association of the IT and engineering staffing and solutions industry. “With an insufficient labor pool of IT professionals to meet demand coupled with ever more restrictive immigration policies, the prospect for meaningful growth in the near term appears to be grim.”
  • Source: TechServe Alliance

Majority of Recruiters Say Candidates Overstate Their Skills

The Numbers:

  • 85% of recruiters feel that candidates exaggerate skills and proficiencies on their resumes
  • 95% of recruiters feel good about their ability to find qualified candidates
  • Source: Monster

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U.S. Workers’ Wages Increased in Q3

The Numbers:

  • U.S. wages rose by 3.2% year over year in Q3
  • The average hourly rate was $28.71
  • Workers that switched jobs saw their wages increase 5.1%
  • Source: ADP Research Institute

Workers Want Bosses That Help

The Numbers:

  • 68% of workers cited they wanted a boss that would help them troubleshoot issues they face in their job
  • 41% valued decisiveness
  • 38% wanted empathy
  • 36% valued compassion
  • Source: LinkedIn
By |2019-10-24T21:20:24+00:00October 25th, 2019|Categories: Talent Acquisition Trends|Comments Off on By the Numbers: October 25, 2019

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