LinkedIn reports the Most In-Demand Jobs in All Industries
As a result of the COVID-19 and the “great reshuffle,” there have been many changes in the workforce.
In a new report, LinkedIn used data from its site to determine the fastest-growing and most in-demand jobs today.
Service Industry Sees Highest Growth
As companies begin to reopen their doors to personal business in the last months of 2021, the demand for service professionals of all types is increasing.
Hospitality was particularly affected by the pandemic. According to the American Hotel and Lodging Association’s State of the Hotel Industry 2021 report, it will lose 670,000 operational jobs and nearly 4 million hospitality jobs by 2020.
As the industry progresses, demand for housekeepers (which also includes home and hospital cleaning professionals) will more than triple from quarter three (July – September) to quarter four (October – December) in 2021.
The top five jobs with the fastest growing demand during this period according to job posts are:
- Maid – 320% growth
- Food specialist – 260% growth
- Pharmacy specialist – 250% growth
- Tax consultant – 240% growth
- Python developer – 230% growth
Most In-demand Jobs Overall Remains Constant
Workforce changes have left many industries faced with labor shortages, but jobs in highest demand before COVID still rank high.
The jobs with the most total demand in the fourth quarter of 2021, according to LinkedIn posts are:
- Software engineer
- Registered nurse
- Java Software Engineer
Of these, only nursing was new on the list during the pandemic.
In the top 10, the only job to enter the list in quarter four was driver, which entered the ninth most in-demand. Since the fourth quarter is holiday season, shopping and e-commerce are likely to have contributed to the increased demand for drivers.
High layoff rates lead to changing worker priorities
The number of workers voluntarily leaving their jobs remained elevated after reaching a peak of 4.51 million in November 2021, according to the Bureau of Labor Statistics.
It is led by people -facing industries such as residential, retail, and food service, all of which experience high turnover under ordinary circumstances.
Because labor shortages give workers more bargaining power, they have new priorities in choosing an employer.
According to a LinkedIn survey in 2021 — flexible work arrangements, inclusive workplaces, and work-life balances have become more important to job candidates.
Employers Rethinking How They Attract Candidates
With no end to the labor crunch, and burnout at an all-time high, many companies are reconsidering their hiring processes, with a streamlined application and interview process.
Some companies are raising their compensation bids to retain and attract top talent, with 44% planning to offer increases of more than 3%, according to Payscale’s 2022 Compensation Best Practices Report.
However, with inflation close to 8%, it is not enough to offset the rising cost of living and may leave some employees dissatisfied.
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