Last weekend was the official start to summer, and as the weather continues to heat up, so does the labor market. According to LinkedIn, financial advisory roles as we as in-person services are scorching hot as the economy gets closer to its pre-covid state. Here are the most in-demand jobs this summer and how your team can attract these candidates.
People are seeking advice from financial professionals
There is a massive surge in demand for financial professionals in the post-pandemic job market. The pandemic has brought significant financial hardships for many workers. People lost their jobs, were furloughed or had to voluntarily quit their jobs to be home with their families or pursue other opportunities. On the other hand, many workers who stayed employed throughout the pandemic are seeking advice from financial advisors with growing concerns regarding their retirement plans, college expenses, and other investments. In fact, financial advisors are currently the job with the fastest-growing demand (+249%).
In-person positions are on the rise
As our economy opens back up, in-person positions are some of the most in-demand jobs this summer. Retail sales specialists (+170%), store associates (+167%), customer assistants (+152%), and bank tellers (+78%) are all in huge demand. Therefore, in-person business returns, demand for these roles will keep climbing this summer.
Other jobs in high demand this summer
Nurses have been in great demand since the beginning of the pandemic, and there appears to be no end in sight. As non-emergency services return to hospitals and the population continues to age, the demand for nurses will be here for some time. Additionally, engineering and web development professionals are in great need as companies shift their digital presence to accommodate consumers’ online shopping habits better. Also, drivers are a hot commodity this summer as workers return to their offices and truck drivers work hard to transport goods as production levels increase across the board.
How to attract these candidates
If you are an employer looking to attract one of these candidates, you will have stiff competition. Job seekers in these roles (and in many others) are beginning to have options again. As we continue to heal from the aftermath of COVID-19, employers will struggle to attract talent. Hiring managers must act fast to secure the candidates they need, or their competition will snatch up the best applicants. Thus, you must have an efficient hiring process and make competitive job offers to attract the candidates your team needs.
If your hiring team is struggling to do this, you are not alone. If you need assistance navigating this challenging hiring market, reach out to us today. Our recruiting team at JSG is here to help you secure the talent you need to keep operations running smoothly. So, let’s have a conversation and see how a professional recruiting firm can reduce aid your search. Our team can reduce your time to fill rates and help you find the right candidates for your job openings.