10 Hardest Places to Recruit HR Professionals

Currently, there are more than 11,800 employers in the US with open human resources jobs. Based on factors including current talent supply, growing hiring demand, salaries, and general talent market conditions, the Hiring Scale scores HR jobs across the US at a 59, meaning they are likely to be moderately difficult-to-fill. (The Hiring Scale ranges from 1 to 99, with 99 being the most difficult-to-fill.) Below, are the 10 cities that currently score the highest on the Hiring Scale and are likely to experience the most difficult conditions. These cities all score much higher than average on our Hiring Scale. 

Hiring Scales for 10 Most Difficult Places to Recruit HR Professionals

10 Hardest Locations to Recruit HR Professionals

Shreveport, Louisiana currently has the highest score and is likely to experience the most difficulties. Here, the current talent pool – meaning the number of people that are currently in the workforce in HR jobs in this metro area – is small. Our candidate supply charts estimate that there are only 800 HR professionals in the Shreveport area. With about 45 companies currently hiring for various HR professionals, and many with multiple job openings, employers are likely to compete heavily to attract potential candidates. Recruiters in the Shreveport area may be able to fill jobs faster and more easily by sourcing from other areas or offering a unique salary structure.

Of the above 10 cities, San Francisco currently has the most HR jobs online, with over 1,800 unique ads being advertised by 750 companies. Hiring demand has also increased 8.7% in San Francisco over the past year and it currently has the 5th highest HR demand in the US.  Of the above 10 cities, Anchorage, Alaska and Bellingham, Washington had the highest year-over-year growth in demand. The number of HR jobs that were advertised online in Bellingham during August was up more than 50%. Anchorage grew by more than 24% over the past year.

If you are currently recruiting for HR professionals in these cities, you are likely to experience difficulties. However, if you are looking for an HR job in one of these 10 cities or are willing to relocate for work, you are likely to be in high-demand and may be able to find a job faster than your counterparts in other areas of the US.

More trends are available in this Talent Sourcing Report

Source: WANTED Analytics

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