Two to three months ago while prepping for MSP On Deck Podcast, I mentioned to Kathy Grayson and Casey Allen that I was seeing a crazy high demand for Minnesota Recruiters. Over the past few episodes I have been talking about this and here is some of the data I have.
Some background… I started this site, blog in 2005 and the Minnesota Recruiters group in 2007. Back then I was getting a number of email like, “Who is a really good Tech Recruiter?” or “Who do you know can manage a team of Recruiters?”.
Then the “Great Recession” hit and the requests stopped.
As we came out of the recession I was starting to get a few inquiries again and created the Minnesota Recruiter Jobs page.
To my conversation with Kathy and Casey… Casey asked if I had been tracking the number of jobs posted at any one time on the site. I said no. Later I figured well, I do have the number of jobs posted in a month so l could work with that.
Above is a graph of the number of jobs I posted per month beginning in 2010. It’s a bit messy so here is the raw data:
And the raw data by year:
Some things to know and then a few conclusions:
This is not a scientific set of data… but it does show some trends.
I post jobs that are sent to me or that companies have said that if I see them post something then I can add it too. It is not a data set of all the Recruiter jobs that are, have been available.
90%+ of the jobs posted are corporate recruiter roles. Infrequently I get a consulting or search firm role to post.
Labor markets are lagging economic indicators
I’ve been doing this a long time and the Minnesota Recruiter community generally knows about this site so I don’t think there is any other “influence” that inflates the numbers other than demand.
Minnesota Recruiters are in demand for a few reasons:
The general positive state of the local and regional economy.
Minnesota Recruiters too, like many professions, are moving around looking for new opportunities.
Companies generally are feeling the stress of not being able to easily hire the staff they are looking for so need to add Recruiters to find them.
Companies generally are going to continue to expand and hire.
If I have been in a (non recruiter) role for a some time and been thinking about making a change… I would do it this year. I would start now so that by year end I am into something new.
The “Great Recession” ended around of June 2009 and it took a while for companies to really start to expand. They likely did it with whatever recruiting staff they had at the time. I didn’t expect to see the lag be that long.
This 2018 spike is noticeable and so is the streak since late 2016.
As I said above this is not a perfect set of data.
I am always looking for trends be they to predict the near future and/or to test what I think already is.
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