Hiring Lab Report

Targeting Today's Job Seeker

Today’s recruiter works in a radically different hiring landscape from the one that existed just a few years ago. It's not just that technology has disrupted recruitment and job search: changing demographics are transforming the labor force. We all have to adapt to emerging skill sets and new expectations in the workplace.

What does this mean for employers? In Targeting Today's Job Seeker, Indeed shines a spotlight on critical data to provide insight into the who, where and how of job search in the 21st century — and what this means for you.

Here's a taste of what we cover:

  • Today, the job search is constant — and it peaks on Monday mornings just before lunchtime.
  • Blue collar occupations face mounting recruiting challenges as the Baby Boomers who used to do these jobs retire, while Millennials show less interest in replacing them.
  • Traditional “office hours” are losing their appeal in the US as searches for flexible work arrangements grew by 58% between the start of 2014 and the end of 2016.
  • Much job search happens on smartphones and in some occupations — such as Transportation, Construction, and Production — the mobile job search rate is sometimes as high as 75%.

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