HR jobs levels on the rise
The HR jobs market is looking relatively positive at the moment, and vacancy levels are slowly on the rise. We are seeing demand in a variety of areas, with opportunities becoming available for HR generalists and reward, change management and recruitment specialists.
HR job levels have increased marginally across the financial services. Firms are now more willing to commit to longer-term hires after budgets were released at the start of the financial year. A range of buy-and-sell side institutions are hiring at the junior level, where the majority of hiring is occurring. We are seeing most demand from retail banks and smaller asset managers for senior HR professionals as these organisations seek strategy leaders.
Job levels are also on the rise across commerce and industry, where they are noticeably higher than this time last year, and employer confidence is on the rise. With energy, oil and gas businesses cash-rich, we are seeing notable demand for HR professionals from these employers. Technology and pharmaceutical companies are also hiring in relatively high volumes due to growth across these sectors.