Human resources jobs are on the increase.
According to Axios, human resources job postings have increased by 52.5% when compared to the levels seen before the pandemic.
According to data from well-known jobs site Indeed, this rise is surpassing the average job posting bump of 30.5%, Axios says.
Most of you reading this will perhaps be unsurprised by this apparent recruitment drive in the HR industry.
The data suggest companies are looking to grow their HR headcount as the function will once again play a crucial role in navigating the operational challenges brought on by the COVID-19 pandemic.
HR leaders will now need to help organizations navigate their return to work. Businesses will need to reassess their operating strategies, looking at whether the office is something that will work for employees on a full-time or hybrid basis — others like Spotify or Hopin may opt for fully remote, and distributed models.
Workers are more empowered than ever before, and with many businesses facing what some experts have dubbed ‘the great resignation,’ it’s hardly surprising that businesses are thirsty for HR talent that will help them thrive in the future of work.
HR technology will also likely play a pivotal role in the post-pandemic workplace, with many HR leaders acknowledging that the HR tech stacks they flew into the pandemic with will no longer cut it.
Human resources has been widely praised for its role during the pandemic but it’s safe to say the hard work is only just getting started.
Yessi Bello Perez is a contributor at UNLEASH. The former editor of UNLEASH, Yessi is a seasoned technology and business journalist passionate about technology, people, and the future of work. She is a regular contributor to Times Radio in the UK. She also co-hosted a podcast for fDi Intelligence (Financial Times) and wrote a column about rising startup ecosystems. Yessi’s work has featured in several other leading publications including the Evening Standard, The Next Web (TNW), and UKTN. She is a sought-after panelist, event host, speaker, and moderator at technology events.