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Minnesota Recruiters Hiring And Jobs Survey | Spring 2011

 

What follows below are the results from our 4th Minnesota Recruiters hiring and jobs survey.

Let me get the disclaimers and details out of the way out of the way:

- This is not a scientific survey but it does give a good read on what is going on

- This is a blind survey and no one (me included) gets to know who participated or what their answers were

- The survey was open from April 1st to 20th

- We had fewer replies than previous surveys and I believe most of that is due to me not sending as many reminders about it.

Between events, conferences, conversation and client feedback the survey results match what I have been seeing which is this:

- The economic recovery continues to move along and while some skill sets and industries are seeing a shortage of talent generally we still have a long way to in getting back to pre recession jobs levels

- Starting January 3, 2011 (the first work day of the new year) we saw a significant increase in hiring across most skill sets and industries

- 2011 Q1 hiring plateaued a bit in March and appears to be at that level into 2011 Q2

- Recruiters were very much in demand in 2011 Q1 and while the  number of job openings is a bit lower as we start 2011 Q2 the demand continues

- The job market continues to be situational. One company can be hiring a skill set and another company in the same industry may be letting people go.

Now for some analysis...

Good News

- The good news is that there continues to be much more good news than bad news

- Predictions of more hiring in 2011 made in 2010 have been so far realized

- In IT we are seeing a comeback in the hiring of Project Managers and Business Analysts. This is a good sign that companies are doing more projects

- More in IT, we are seeing candidates holding multiple offers

- Marketing jobs are finally coming back and strongly

- National surveys are showing Minnesota to have one of the best job markets

Bad News

- Still seeing a slow HR job market

- Q1 had a number of large layoffs with 7 announcements of 100+ jobs

- The medical device larger employers who had been strong for so long are hitting a week patch

Results from the survey (click images to see larger) :

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Corporate Recruiters:

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Most Jobs:

  • IT
  • Sales
  • Manufacturing
  • Marketing
  • Call Center

Fewest Jobs

  • HR
  • Executive
  • Marketing
  • IT

 

Search Firm Recruiters:

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Most Jobs

  • Manufacturing
  • IT
  • Marketing
  • Sales

Least Jobs

  • Executive
  • Marketing
  • IT

 

IT Consulting Firm Recruiters:

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Most Jobs

  • Project Managers
  • Business Analysts
  • .Net
  • Java

Least Jobs

  • QA
  • Staff Managers
  • Project Managers

 

HR and Recruiter Consulting Firms:

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Most Jobs

  • Recruiters and Staffing

Least Jobs

  • Training
  • Benefits
  • Generalists


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