JOBLIFT ANALYSES THE UK’S HR AND RECRUITMENT JOB MARKET

Berlin/Hamburg, 13th November 2017 – The debate around the rise of artificial intelligence threatening the role of HR and recruiting professionals has gained momentum recently. With this in mind, job meta-search engine Joblift has analysed the UK’s HR and recruiting job market to determine how much the digitalisation of this industry has affected vacancies. Interestingly, rather than result in decline in these positions, Joblift has found that the demands on HR professionals have adapted to fit the gaps that robotics cannot fill.

HR VACANCIES SEE FIVE TIMES LESS GROWTH THAN WHOLE UK JOB MARKET

According to Joblift, 220,185 HR and recruiting jobs have been posted in the last 12 months in the United Kingdom. Vacancies in this industry have seen an average monthly increase of 1% - significantly lower than the 5% monthly increase seen in the UK’s job market as a whole in this time period. Despite this slow growth, HR and recruitment jobs spend an average of 15 days online before being filled, a duration which is mirrored in the job market as a whole. In terms of pay, only 15% of the 148,848 vacancies that stated a salary, offered a wage of £50,000 or above, with the largest percentage (39%) of postings advertising a salary of between £20,000 and £30,000 per year. Unsurprisingly, London dominates positions with 19% of all vacancies, followed by Manchester with 4%, and then Birmingham, also holding 4% of HR and recruiting postings.

MORE DEMAND FOR RECRUITERS BUT BROADER HR ROLES HAVE SEEN THREE TIMES THE GROWTH

63% of the 220,185 vacancies were for recruiters specifically with these roles experiencing a 1% average monthly increase. Interestingly, the 37% of vacancies looking for HR roles on a broader basis experienced three times the growth with a 3% average monthly increase. Both recruitment and HR jobs followed the whole job market’s lead spending an average of 15 days online before being filled.

SOCIAL SKILLS DOMINATE WHILE ONLY 1% OF VACANCIES ASK FOR KNOWLEDGE OF DIGITAL TOOLS

Joblift’s studies show that little notice has been given to artificial intelligence and digitalisation in the job advertisements posted in the last year. Only 1% of the HR and recruiting vacancies posted stated the need for knowledge of HR and recruiting tools. In comparison, this industry has seen a shift in demands when it comes to candidates. Rather than demanding knowledge of these tools, the HR positions themselves are adapting into more relationship management roles. For example, 45% of the vacancies advertised in the last 12 months highlighted the importance of communication and people skills – areas in which artificial intelligence cannot compete.

About Joblift

Joblift is meta search engine for currently more than 1,000,000 jobs from over 100 partner job boards. Joblift’s customised search filters and email notifications allow users to personalise their search criteria. The company was founded in 2015 by Lukas Erlebach and Malte Widenka. At the two locations in Hamburg and Berlin, Joblift currently employs a team of around 50 employees.

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Edgar Fluijt
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