The 2020-2021 coronavirus pandemic has created a shift in the recruitment landscape. Some businesses have found themselves thriving thanks to the developments of the post-covid economy, while others have hit their recruitment stride as they look to ramp back up to pre-covid numbers.
For recruiters, this has presented a unique situation – many industries are now growing at a substantially faster rate than the current talent pool can facilitate.
Cultural shifts, technological advancements, and a complete re-haul of how we work have seen a number of surprising industries leaping to the forefront of the best industries to recruit for – so which industries should you be looking at as a recruiter? Here are some of the top roles and industries set to see the most growth in 2022/2023.
A LinkedIn Emerging Jobs Report found that in the US, hiring growth within the AI industry has rapidly increased by 74% over four years. One of the most in-demand roles on offer is for artificial intelligence specialists, working across IT and computer programming to develop new AIsystems and products.
IT and technology continue to be some of the fastest-growing sectors in the US – with an array of roles actively recruiting, from software engineers and architects in big data, to analytics experts, software developers, and cybersecurity, the need for skilled IT specialists will continue to grow as more and more organizations rehash their digital offering.
Marketing and creative
The competition for businesses in the digital sphere is fierce, fuelled by a global shift to online eCommerce. As more and more organizations embrace these growing digital trends in an attempt to stand out online, there has been a significant uptake in the marketing and creative sectors – particularly around social media management, SEO, website developers, and community managers.
Diversity, inclusion, and mental health
Some may argue that the pandemic has caused many organizations to re-evaluate their internal practices as well as their external reputation. This is particularly true in areas around diversity, inclusion, and mental health. Roles for mental health officers and diversity managers are increasing as organizations look to tackle the aftereffects of the pandemic.
An industry gaining more and more traction, not just in the US but around the world in 2022 and beyond is energy – more specifically advancements in clean energy.
As governments act to implement more environmentally friendly laws, the energy sector is seeking to introduce new talent to the industry, with popular roles in energy efficiency, renewable energy, clean fuels, and clean vehicles.
Whether you’re just starting out on your pursuit of a new career or are unsure about your next steps in securing the right role, get in touch today.