One in 6 employers in the U.S. (16 percent) across all industries say they plan to hire more recruiters in the next six months to help bring new talent in the door, according to CareerBuilder’s 2016 Midyear Job Forecast.
Some of the in-demand roles employers said they will be recruiting for in the second half of the year are those tied to:
- Cloud technology – 12 percent
- Mobile technology – 11 percent
- Social marketing – 11 percent
- Providing a good user experience – 11 percent
- Developing apps – 9 percent
- Wellness – 9 percent
- E-commerce – 9 percent
- Financial regulation – 9 percent
- Creating a digital strategy – 9 percent
- Managing and interpreting big data – 8 percent
- Cyber security – 8 percent
Among broader functional areas, employers will be hiring for:
- Customer Service – 29 percent
- Sales – 27 percent
- Information Technology – 25 percent
- Production – 20 percent
- Accounting/Finance – 13 percent
- Human Resources – 13 percent
- Clinical – 12 percent
- Business Development – 11 percent
- Marketing – 11 percent
- Research and Development – 11 percent
What Does This Mean For You?
Understanding what the U.S. hiring outlook will look like for the next six months can help you better plan and prepare for the road ahead, and adjust your talent acquisition strategy to land the talent you need.
We surveyed more than 2,100 hiring managers and HR managers to find out the latest and upcoming hiring trends and insights so you can stay in the know and remain a step ahead of the competition.
Get more highlights from CareerBuilder’s 2016 Midyear Job Forecast here.