RECRUITER UPDATES Announces Results of Recruiter Index for December 2021 

Company Updates Announces Results of Recruiter Index for December 2021

Jan 10, 2022 / by  Nicole Gallina
Nicole Gallina

NEW YORK, NY / ACCESSWIRE / January 10, 2021 / Group, Inc. (NASDAQ:RCRT)(NASDAQ:RCRTW) (""), a recruiting solutions platform, has released the results of's Recruiter Index® for December 2021.

After both having a slight dip last month, candidate sentiment and recruiter sentiment are on the rise this December. Nearly 37 percent of recruiters noted an increase in applicant volume this month, jumping 60 percent since November. 

The amount of remote roles recruiters have been working to fill has increased by 29 percent this December, bypassing hybrid roles for the first time. This could be a result of new variants being introduced as well as the end of seasonal hiring. 

Candidate’s priorities continue to shift as well as our index found a 39 percent increase of employees who prioritize remote work. Work-life balance (21 percent) and new experiences (13 percent) continue to be prioritized by candidates as well, while compensation becomes less of a driving factor.’s CEO, Evan Sohn, believes we are starting to see the ‘great alignment’ as the number of candidates prioritizing remote work and the number of remote positions both increase. “What needs to happen is this alignment of the company culture and company requirements to the candidates themselves,” Sohn told CNBC’S “The Exchange.

The Bureau of Labor Statistics reported that 4.5 million Americans quit or changed jobs in November, proving the Great Resignation shows no signs of slowing. Backfill roles bypassed new roles in December (52 percent to 48 percent), only done before in October 2021. Employers are still struggling to keep up with the heightened churn that comes from this reshuffling in the job market. 

Recruiters and talent acquisition professionals are now the second most in-demand industry and some may say, the hardest position to recruit for. Other industries were hit hard this month including retail and hospitality. 

When recruiters were asked what roles they see the most demand for, the top 10 recruiting roles included:

  1. IT/software engineering: 16.6 percent (-6 from November)
  2. Recruiting/ Staffing : 14.1  percent (+1 from November)
  3. Architecture/engineering:: 12.9 percent (-6 from November)
  4. Medical/Healthcare: 11.7 percent (+3 from November)
  5. Accounting/auditing: 9.8 percent (-6 from November)
  6. Business Services: 8.6 percent (+2 from November) 
  7. Automotive: 3.1 percent (-2 from November)
  8. Retail: 2.5 percent (-4 from November 
  9. Sales: 1.8 percent (-3 from November)
  10. Hospitality: 0.6 percent (-3 from November)

The January Recruiter Index can be found here

About Group, Inc. is a recruiting solutions platform that rapidly delivers the right talent to both small and large businesses. With recruiting software and a network of on-demand recruiters, provides on-tap talent solutions that flex with hiring needs. To learn more, visit For investor information, visit

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This press release contains forward-looking statements within the meaning of the Private Securities Litigation Reform Act of 1995. The words "forecast" "believe," "may," "estimate," "continue," "anticipates," "intend," "should," "plan," "could," "target," "potential," "is likely," "will," "expect" and similar expressions, as they relate to us, are intended to identify forward-looking statements. We have based these forward-looking statements primarily on our current expectations and projections about future events and financial trends that we believe may affect our financial condition, results of operations, business strategy, and financial needs. Important factors that could cause actual results to differ from those in the forward-looking statements include continued demand for professional hiring, the accuracy of the Recruiter Index® survey, the impact of the COVID-19 pandemic on the job market and the economy as virus levels are again rising in many states, and the Risk Factors contained within our filings with the Securities and Exchange Commission, including our Annual Report on Form 10-K for the year ended December 31, 2020. Any forward-looking statement made by us herein speaks only as of the date on which it is made. Factors or events that could cause our actual results to differ may emerge from time to time, and it is not possible for us to predict all of them. We undertake no obligation to update any forward-looking statements publicly, whether as a result of new information, future developments, or otherwise, except as may be required by law.


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