If you feel like you’re on a rollercoaster these days, you’re not alone. COVID-19 continues to upend the daily lives of most Americans, many of whom are treading water with their health, family responsibilities, or employment challenges: and sometimes all of the above. Business leaders also face a particularly precarious time, as they make tough decisions around continuity, talent acquisition strategy, and shifting client priorities.
We’re here to help. In the latest Advanced RPO Talent Insights Report, we take a closer look at recent employment statistics, economic forecasts and industry trends, and offer our insights on how this data is impacting talent acquisition. While uncertainty abounds, our Q2 report arms you with the information you need to make informed hiring decisions in a rapidly changing ecosystem. You can download the full (and free!) report here, but in the meantime here are a few major takeaways:
- Nearly 50 million Americans have filed for unemployment benefits in the last four months, sidelining more than 30 percent of the nation’s workforce at some point since mid-March.
- Recruitment industry leaders are feeling cautiously optimistic about the hard-hit economy, as 56% said it should improve by the end of 2020.
- Top 10 most in-demand jobs list is topped by software engineers and nurses.
- Following recent events of civil unrest, there is a renewed focus on diversity and inclusion metrics, messaging and recruitment strategies.
Need help decoding the data? Want some support on what this means for your hiring plans? Contact us. You can also check out past issues of our Talent Insights Reports here.