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Global Hiring Report - Signals & Trends - Quarterly Report - Q1 2022

Published: 29 April 2022 Code: GDRC04292022

Key findings discussed in the report include:

  • Following a dip towards the end of Q4 2021 new job postings in Q1 2022 saw an uptick with work models such as ‘Remote work’ / ‘hybrid work’ / ‘work from home’ going mainstream, in addition to people returning to offices.
  • Days to close jobs increased indicating potential labor and skill shortages.
  • Active Jobs increased by 9% in Q1 2022 as compared to the previous quarter, while improving 52% Year-on-Year.
  • United States with a sequential growth rate of 6% had the most active jobs Other key countries include Canada and Germany.
  • Pharma and Technology sectors posted most jobs while Banking & Payments had the highest growth.
  • Companies focused on sustainability initiatives, posting and closing ESG roles quickly, for e.g. Workplace Safety.
  • Technology themes such as Digitalization had significant job postings with industry themes such as HealthTech becoming one of key focus themes for Technology companies.
  • ‘Deal Making’/M&A roles had high growth highlighting increased likelihood of companies looking at M&A opportunities.
  • Companies are looking at Product Lifecycle Management, Data and Content Management, Commerce Applications, Vertical Specific and Packaged Applications skills.

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