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December 2022 Workforce Report

The downward trend in job openings, job applications and hiring continued through November. Although much is being said about the job market and business landscape, a slowdown in hiring is not uncommon for this time of year. iCIMS’ historical data highlights similar activity patterns in years past.

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November 2022 Workforce Report

The 2022 talent market has been unpredictable. Job openings and hiring activity are close to January 2022 levels. However, both indicators are declining month-over-month, continuing the downward trend that began after August. Meanwhile, job applications activity has held steady month-over-month, remaining at one of its highest points of the year. Employer-talent dynamics are similar across the healthcare, manufacturing and finance sectors, and technology occupations. The retail industry bucks the trend, perhaps due to the upcoming holiday season. 

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October 2022 Workforce Report

Job opening, applications and hiring activity rebounded in August but has since started trending downward. This shift could signal an early seasonal downturn for 2022 (historically typical of end-of-year trends) or perhaps is a reaction to mounting macroeconomic pressures.

Workers continue to rethink work – from the company they choose to align themselves with to how engaged they are on the job. In fact, one in four people are just biding their time at their current employer in hopes of a bonus, gaining more experience, or a better opportunity coming their way. 

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September 2022 Workforce Report

August brought a rebound in the talent market, following the July dip. Job openings, applications and hires are back on an upward trend – with application activity now at the highest it has been all year. 

Employers may be turning to part-time workers to alleviate talent challenges – whether volume or skill-related – as the growth in part-time hiring has consistently outpaced the growth in full-time hiring since April 2022. 

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August 2022 Workforce Report

The talent market is still strong, but it is beginning to shift again. iCIMS data shows that job openings, applications and hires are all up from January 2022, but trending downward month-over-month. Activity levels are beginning to normalize from the extreme job growth demands we have been seeing the last year or so.   

Job seekers continue to hold the power but there may soon be a shift in the dynamics between employers and talent. Employers that can be agile with their hiring strategies will be most successful as the landscape ebbs and flows.

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July 2022 Workforce Report

The talent market is still on a hot streak, despite reports of lay-offs and predictions of slowdowns.  

Job openings, job application activity and hires have been on the rise since the start of this year. As we head into the second half of 2022, and into the busy back to school and holiday hiring seasons,  applications in the retail sector are up 15% since the start of the year and 31% since April 2022. 

Job seekers continue to hold the power and are keeping employers on their toes. Expectations are high, and if not met, talent has no problem walking away. 

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June 2022 Workforce Report

The 2022 business and talent landscape is ever evolving. Month-over-month, iCIMS data shows increases in job opening, job application and hiring activity. Paired with record-setting levels of resignations and all-time lows in layoffs (per the BLS), the numbers point to a continuing red-hot labor market. Tech workers continue to be in demand. Job openings and hires for tech roles are increasing across industries. Despite this surge in demand, candidates aren’t necessarily on the same page.

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Class of 2022 Report

They might be young, but new college grads hold a lot of power in today’s labor market. The iCIMS Class of 2022 Report zeroes in on this new crop of talent and what they want as they begin to navigate the workforce. Get paid in crypto? Maybe. Dress up for work? Not so much. You can read the full report here. 

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May 2022 Workforce Report

Hiring is holding steady despite continued talent shortages and more selective job seekers. iCIMS data shows that talent is completing job applications and accepting job offers at lower rates than in years past. Entry-level candidates are applying with slightly more fervor than other workers. But positions aimed at this level of talent are also receiving fewer applicants per opening. More than ever, employers need to rethink how they approach attracting and engaging talent to stay competitive and be successful. 

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April 2022 Workforce Report

The workforce continues to evolve. We face a diminishing supply of job seekers, the make-up of our candidates is different, and business needs have shifted, meaning the jobs themselves are changing. The April Insights report provides a look into the latest labor market activity, with a special focus on healthcare, to help attract, engage, hire, and advance the talent you need now.

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March 2022 Workforce Report

As employers and job seekers settle in to 2022, February brought a dip in job opening, job applications and hiring activity. Historically there is a decrease in activity in the second month of the year so these downswings may be nothing more than a seasonal trend – and activity levels are still trending above 2021 levels. However, as talent challenges continue, employers need to deploy more strategic approaches to attract talent 

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2022 Workforce Report

Learn how to navigate hiring and retention in today’s talent market with data-driven insights from our annual workforce survey report.

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February 2022 Workforce Report

The gap between job openings and job applications decreased in January. Applications are up 13% since January 2021. While this is a shift from the downward trend in most of 2021, there is still a significant way to go before the talent supply will meet hiring demand.

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January 2022 Workforce Report

The demand for talent continued through the end of 2021, despite seasonal slowdowns in hiring and the resurgence of COVID-19 cases. Talent shortages remain a challenge for employers but there are job seekers out there… if you know where to look.  

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December 2021 Workforce Report

Historically there is a slowdown in job openings in November and December. However, this year, employers continue to open jobs with activity up 74% since the start of the year. 

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November 2021 Workforce Report

Hiring activity dipped in October, marking the first decline in hiring activity in eight months.

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2021 European Candidate Experience Report

Discover what it’s like to apply for a job at the largest European companies, and see how your company stacks up, with our annual survey.

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DEI Research Report

Learn key DEI trends and areas for opportunity in this special report from iCIMS & Talent Board.

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October 2021 Workforce Report

Job openings surged at the end of Q3. Applications are also increasing but not nearly enough to keep up with the demand for talent – especially in the retail sector.

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September 2021 Workforce Report

The hiring trend continues. With demand for talent outweighing the labor supply, employers must think about hiring differently.

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August 2021 Workforce Report

Companies have been increasingly opening new positions and monthly hiring activity is exponentially greater than years past.

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July 2021 Workforce Report

Companies continue to open new positions and hire amid rising but low levels of applications

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June 2021 Workforce Report

Labor shortages continue, but the latest job seeker behavior indicates there may soon be some relief.

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May 2021 Workforce Report

Competition steepens as available talent continues to allude employers. 

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How to navigate Gen Z hiring and thrive in the new talent economy

Learn how to navigate Gen Z hiring with our annual survey of HR professionals and recent university graduates.

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April 2021 Workforce Report

The workforce continues to evolve. We face a diminishing supply of job seekers, the make-up of our candidates is different, and business needs have shifted, meaning the jobs themselves are changing.

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March 2021 Workforce Report

Leading indicators point to a rebound in hiring coming soon. Job openings hold steady at a time of year they historically dip.

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February 2021 Workforce Report

Employers are ready to resume hiring, but job seekers are submitting fewer applications than last year at this time.

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2021 Workforce Report

Learn how businesses are responding to remote work and virtual hiring, accelerating digital transformation initiatives, enhancing team collaboration, and focusing on diversity, equity, and inclusion (DEI) programs.

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2020 Insights December Snapshot

Job opening activity is no longer correlated to rising COVID-19 cases, signaling a shift in how employers are reacting to the pandemic.

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2020 Insights November Snapshot

As predicted, job openings, applications, and hires continue to trend upward with job opening activity surpassing where it stood during this time in 2019.

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2020 Insights October Snapshot

Overall hiring activity in Q3 (July – September 2020) shows promising behavior on behalf of employers. Read more to learn about changes in the retail industry, as well as gender equality in the workplace.

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2020 Insights September Snapshot

What’s trending in hiring this month? Read the September Snapshot report for the latest on diversity talent trends, retail hiring, and more.

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2020 Insights August Snapshot

Job opening activity has increased 70%. Read more of the latest hiring trends and insights in the August Snapshot report.

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2020 Insights July Snapshot

Hiring activity is rebounding, with female and minority hires leading the way. Learn more in the July Snapshot report.

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2020 Insights June Snapshot

The June Snapshot report includes the latest in hiring activity insights, including signs of a return to pre-pandemic hiring activity and the workforce’s response to the lessening of restrictions across the country.

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The Class of 2020 Report

The class of 2020 is graduating into an unprecedented job market. While current realities make this year unlike any other, 2020 graduates still have hopes to land their first job and dreams of what that workplace will look like.

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Class of 2019 Report

Learn how employers are screening and finding top entry-level talent –and how much they should expect to pay them—in iCIMS’ Class of 2019 report.

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