Following a positive end to Q1, when we saw a 21% increase in roles compared to Q4, we’re pleased to have experienced a further steady increase of requisitions over this last month. Unfortunately, it seems that the same cannot be said for the wider HR market, as Indeed reports that HR job posting saw a 6% reduction in April 2013. This decrease is reflective of the annual slump in online HR job posting, whereby we’ve seen a 16% drop since the same time last year. What’s really interesting is that web traffic / clicks on HR roles have increased by 66% (Indeed, Apr 2013); illustrating a large potential talent bank and also the tremendous thirst for new opportunities within the industry.
From what we’ve seen in the market, businesses are putting a greater emphasis on retaining their talent and are reportedly investing more heavily in training, development and diversity programmes (Prospects 2013). We’ve seen this trend reflected by the increase in Talent and L&D requisitions over the past month.
Gearing up for the next Wave of Graduates:
It’s that time of year when many businesses are in full-swing with plans to attract and recruit their next wave of graduates. Xpert HR releases some interesting employment intelligence delving into the graduate recruitment market and typical starting salaries (Xpert HR, 2013).
- Public sector organisations are more likely to employ graduates than private sector employers
- 70.5% of employers are actively looking to recruit graduates as a group, compared to 29.5% who aren’t
- 90% of all problems reported within graduate recruitment are based on poor quality of applicants
- The mean average graduate salary is £24,000
- Starting salaries for graduates joining the public sector workforce in 2012/2013 are set lower than in 2011/2012.
Oasis HR’s ‘Job Search’ League Table:
As we find ourselves half way through Q2, we take a step back to review our most popular job searches over the past 1.5 months compared to our previous quarter.
Search results appear very consistent, although there seems to be an increase in demand for HR Business Partner and Business Transformation roles, compared to a decrease in search volume for Resourcing / Recruitment jobs.
It’s worth noting that Oasis HR specialises in the mid-senior market, so results aren’t entirely reflective of the HR market as a whole. Wider reports highlight that the ‘most clicked’ HR jobs for April were HR Administrator, HR Assistant and HR Advisor (Indeed, Apr 2013).