During August, more than 6,000 new online job ads were posted for Recruiters. About 3,200 (52%) jobs were advertised by staffing firms and 2,800 were posted by employers (48%), both seeing about a 26% increase compared to the beginning of the year. This also represents a 31% year-over-year growth in hiring demand.
Hiring Demand for Recruiters over Past 4 Years
Not only has the volume of job ads for Recruiters increased over the past years, but the number of direct employers looking to hire recruiting and staffing professionals has grown. Across the US, more than 1,400 direct employers placed new job ads for Recruiters in August. In comparison, 1,109 employers advertised openings in August 2010, 612 employers in August 2009, and 1,243 direct employers in 2008. Additionally, employers are hiring for multiple openings. For example, Verizon is currently advertising the most jobs of any US employer, with 65 unique listings online.
Direct Employers Currently Advertising Recruiter Jobs
Not surprisingly, the most common job title that has been advertised is Recruiter. Another common job title (not containing "Recruiter" or "Recruiting") is Staffing Professional.
Most Commonly Advertised Job Titles for Recruiters
However, the increase in hiring demand has caused recruiting conditions to become more difficult than in the past. There are currently 9 potential candidate in the workforce for every recruiting job ad online in the US during August, according to the Hiring Scale™. One year ago, the nationwide talent pool of Recruiters consisted of about 19 candidates and two years ago, there were about 37 in the workforce. The five metropolitan areas with the highest volume of job ads during August were New York, Washington, DC, Chicago, Los Angeles, and Boston – all of which have seen increased hiring demand and are likely to see more difficult recruiting conditions than on average. Washington, DC has the smallest talent pool of these 5 locations. The talent pool here currently consists of about 7 potential candidates per job ad. Last year, their talent pool had about 12 candidates and 27 candidates in 2009.
Hiring Scale for Recruiters – Washington, DC vs. National Average
If you have Recruiter openings, find out how recruiting conditions compare in your area with the Hiring Scale.