>>By the Numbers: September 20, 2019

By the Numbers: September 20, 2019

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Skills Gap Continues to Widen

The Numbers:

  • The skills gap increased by 12% last year
  • About two-thirds of HR leaders reported a skills gap in their organizations, which is up from 52% in 2018
  • 40% of respondents state the cause is due to changes in technology and needed skills
  • Almost a third of respondents felt the gap was due to a lack of qualified candidates
  • Source: Wiley Education Services and Future Workplace

Data Scientist the Number 1 Job…Again

The Numbers:

  • For four years in a row, data scientist has been ranked as the number 1 job in America
  • The median base salary for this role is $108,000
  • Source: Glassdoor

Randstad U.S., Target and UPS Roll Out Seasonal Hiring Plans

The Numbers:

  • Target and UPS are hiring 230,000 seasonal workers between the two (Target: 130,000 and UPS 100,000)
  • Randstad U.S. is hiring for more than 17,000 seasonal jobs
  • Source: Staffing Industry Analysts

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Median Earnings Increase to $40K

The Numbers:

  • Real median earnings climbed 3.4% to $40,247 between 2017 and 2018
  • 2018 also saw an addition of 2.3 million full-time U.S. workers
  • Source: U.S. Census Bureau

Google, Airbnb are Most Desired Employers for Tech Candidates

The Numbers:

  • Google and Airbnb were at the top of Hired’s 2019 publicly traded and privately owned lists, respectively for most desirable tech companies for employees
  • Netflix, Apple, LinkedIn, and Microsoft followed Google on the public list while SpaceX, Hulu, Reddit, and Kickstarter rounded out the top five for privately-owned companies
  • Source: Hired

Employers Investing More in Technology Due to Competition

The Numbers:

  • To compete for talent, private and mid-market companies are investing in more technology
  • 72% of leaders look at reskilling workers as core to their strategy to compete in the tough talent market
  • 68% plan to hire candidates with the right skills for emerging technology
  • Source: Deloitte

Millennial and Gen Z Workers Continue to Reinvent the Workplace

The Numbers:

  • Millennial and Gen Z workers are demanding a level of flexibility that is ‘remaking the workplace for everyone else’.
  • Paid family leave, abundant vacation time, flexible start and finish times, and remote work are seen as part of the general work routine
  • Source: The New York Times
By |2019-09-24T22:01:03+00:00September 20th, 2019|Categories: Talent Acquisition Trends|Comments Off on By the Numbers: September 20, 2019

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