Good news for Human Resources professionals – hiring demand is growing! In May 2012, more than 31,000 job ads were available online for HR jobs, representing an 8% increase from last year and up 40% compared to 2010. 73% of the jobs were advertised by employers, while 27% were posted by recruiting and staffing agencies.
Hiring Demand for Human Resources Professionals in the US – 4 Year Hiring Trend
Although hiring seems to be growing on average, the demand in each city varies. Employers in the New York City metro area continue to place the most job ads of any city. However, demand in May down 7% from May of last year. Los Angeles and San Francisco also saw fewer online job ads compared to last year. Of the 10 cities with the most job ads during May, Philadelphia saw the greatest increase, with 25% more ads this year than last.
Metropolitan Areas with the Most HR Job Ads in May
Recruiters were the most demanded job within the HR field, representing more than 50% of the total job ads for all HR jobs in May. Compensation and Benefits Managers and Specialists were the second most demanded HR occupation in May, accounting for 25% of HR-related job ads. The most commonly advertised HR job titles are:
- Human Resources Manager
- Human Resources Assistant
- Director of Human Resources
- HR Generalist
- Payroll Specialist (or Payroll Clerk or Payroll Administrator)
- Technical Recruiter
- Training Specialist
- Compensation Analyst
- Senior Recruiter
As demand continues to increase, companies that are sourcing for these jobs are likely to find them more difficult-to-fill. Our Hiring Scale™ shows that, of the 10 cities above with the highest demand, employers in Boston are likely to see more difficulties than on average. In Boston, hiring demand has grown about 6% over the past year, however the local talent pool hasn't grown at the same rate. Employers that are sourcing for HR professionals in Boston are likely to see more competition and a longer time-to-fill than many of their counterparts across the US. Nationwide, job ads for HR related jobs remain online for an average of 39 days – or about 5.5 weeks. In comparison, job ads in the Boston metro area remain online for 6 weeks, slightly longer than nationally.
Hiring Scale for HR Professionals in Boston, MA (Hard-to-Fill Location)
However, if you are an HR professional looking for work in the Boston area, it is likely to be easier than average to find a job since employers will be competing heavily to attract candidates.
Is it easier or harder to fill these jobs in your city than in Boston? Find out with the free, online Hiring Scale! Just tell us where the job is located and which position you are hiring for, and we'll show you a Hiring Scale snapshot for your area, average salary information, and who you are competing with to attract talent.
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