If you’re tempted by the prospect of a dramatic post-pandemic career shift, human resource management could be a rewarding and lucrative way to go.
According to data collected by job site Indeed, recruitment posts advertising for human resource professionals in the U.S. have leapt by almost 47% compared to a pre-Covid-19 base rate, indicating that demand for people working in the profession is scaling a record high.
The trend is likely being fueled by a host of factors. Job openings across all professions have hit a record high as the economy continues to recover from the pandemic, and the need for workplace experts have also never been higher as many employers grapple with the changing demands of individuals.
A recent PwC survey found that the past year has inspired many employees to reconsider their values and make major changes to their personal lives. That in turn has affected how they want to work and what they need in order to be productive. It’s not incumbent upon employers to be able to design and foster a workplace that can meet those needs and requirements.
The latest official data published earlier in June showed that U.S. job openings rocketed by nearly one million to a new record high in April. But it also showed that more people voluntarily left their employment.
Overall, Indeed found that job postings across almost all sectors have now recovered to above the pre-pandemic baseline. Goods-related sectors, including manufacturing, loading and stocking, and construction have seen particularly strong growth, while jobs in sectors like hospitality, tourism, and sports are in some cases still below the baseline from February 2020, before the pandemic began.