Hiring for HR Professionals is up significantly.
Wanted Analytics brings us the following data and observations:
Good news for HR professionals – hiring demand is growing again in 2012. In fact, there were more than 49,000 jobs advertised online during the past 60 days. That’s a 34% year-over-year growth compared to the same 60-day period in 2011 and up 73% compared to 2010.
Volume of Online Job Ads for HR Professionals – 4 Year Hiring Trend
With the HR field, Training and Development, General HR Managers, and (of course) Recruiters were the 3 most demanded occupations, with Compensation and Benefits Analysts or Specialists coming in fourth. However, all of these occupations saw year-over-year growth in hiring demand. Training and Development Specialists saw the greatest growth of these 4 occupations, up more than 70% in the past 60 days compared to last year. HR Managers and Compensation and Benefits Specialists grew about 20% each, while Personnel Recruiters grew 16% versus the same 60-day period in 2011. The 10 most commonly advertised job titles for HR professionals are:
- Human Resources Assistant
- Payroll Specialist
- Payroll Clerk
- Technical Recruiter
- Payroll Administrator
- Human Resources Specialist
- Training Specialist
- Human Resources Coordinator
- Compensation Analyst
So, where are these jobs located? Employers in New York City posted the most jobs – more than 3,300 at a 13% increase. Washington (DC), Chicago, Los Angeles, and Dallas rounded out the list of the top 5 metropolitan areas with hiring demand for HR professionals. These locations also saw year-over-year growth, with Dallas growing the most at 38%.
Metropolitan Areas with Most Online Job Ads for HR Professionals – Past 60 Days
Of the above mentioned locations, our Hiring Scale shows that HR professionals will be the most difficult to recruit in Washington, DC. With hiring demand continuing to rise in this area, the talent supply has not grown at the same pace. It is likely that employers and their Recruiters will spend longer periods of time souring candidates and compete more heavily with other employers in the area. On the other hand, if you are an HR professional in the DC metro area looking for work, you are likely to find it easier than average to find work.