Three Key U.S. Hiring Trends in the First Half of 2015

Three Key U.S. Hiring Trends in the First Half of 2015

Written By

iCIMS Staff


Monday, Oct 19, 2015


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Where Tomorrow's Jobs Are

While jobs are being created at a healthy pace in many sectors, job seekers will see rigid competition in some industries. The healthcare, retail, and business services industries stand out in the U.S. job market for producing the highest concentration of jobs to be filled from Q1 to Q2 2015.
Based on the number of available positions vs. applicants, the following industries are experiencing the largest talent surplus:
  • Leisure
  • Gaming
  • Telecommunications
On the other side of the coin, these industries are experiencing the smallest supply of applicants for open positions:
  • Healthcare
  • Consulting
  • Legal
Job Seekers are Applying for Work While on the Go
Applications submitted by mobile device are popular in the food & beverage, security, and hospitality industries. Job seekers are eagerly embracing mobile as a way to search and apply for jobs - especially those in the service industries. If employers in these sectors want to win the war for best-fit talent, they must provide a seamless experience between their online career site and their mobile presence to attract candidates and protect their recruitment marketing investments.
Candidates are Passively Searching for Jobs
To avoid a costly and lengthy time-to-fill, employers are building talent pools and nurturing passive talent until they are ready to apply for an open position. According to a 2015 iCIMS survey, 78 percent of people surveyed said they would be open to pursuing a new opportunity if a recruiter reached out regarding a role that suited them even if they were not actively looking for a new position.
The disruptive force of technology has transformed the way people look for jobs and how employers hire. As a result, talent acquisition requires a fresh outlook on how companies approach and invest in finding the right people. By embracing mobile recruiting and passive candidates, employers can set their employment brand apart and drive recruitment.
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