The Recovery Is Coming: May 2020 Recruiter Index® Report Finds Significant Upticks in Hiring Activity


Since April, has been tracking recruiter sentiment and hiring activity through the Recruiter Index®, an ongoing survey of recruiters and hiring professionals on the front lines of the job market today. Our latest poll, conducted in May 2020, brings a lot of good news: Recruiters are working on more jobs now than they were a month ago, and they’re highly optimistic about what will happen over the next three months. Chairman Evan Sohn discussed the results of our most recent survey with CNBC’s Scott Wapner last night. View the video below to hear more:

Highlights from the latest report include:

• In April, only 16.4 percent of recruiters said they felt the job market was staying stable or improving. Today, that number has jumped to 41.3 percent.

• In April, the average recruiter was working on 12 jobs. That number jumped to 15 in May.

• A clear majority of recruiters across industries — 60.4 percent — believe their job requirement loads will increase in the next 90 days, compared to 38.5 percent in April.

See the infographic below for more details. Download the full report here, and download the two-page summary here.


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