Staffing Industry Analysts: demand jumps for clinical research associates.

June 23, 2020 Sue Marcus

According to Randstad Sourceright’s U.S. COVID-19 talent impact analysis report, there has been a drop in demand for most job roles since the outbreak of the coronavirus. Clinical research associates and trial managers, however, are in high demand as pharmaceutical firms race to develop treatments and vaccines.

The report analyzes data from a wide range of sources, including the US Bureau of Labor Statistics, the World Health Organization, job boards, career sites and social media postings, to find out for which skills organizations are still hiring and what attracts talent most right now.

The report also highlights growing demand for assistant store managers, financial consultants and insurance underwriters, but sees shrinking demand for customer service professionals, engineers and automotive workers.

“The economic slowdown brought about by the pandemic has forced companies to focus on what jobs and skills are truly essential and most valuable to their businesses,” said Sue Marcus, regional president at Randstad Sourceright North America.

Read the full article in Staffing Industry Analysts for additional insights on how talent in the U.S. has been affected by the pandemic. You can also get your exclusive copy of the report, “How is key talent in the US impacted by COVID-19?” for a deep dive into availability, competition and attractors for each job family.

About the Author

Sue Marcus

Sue Marcus is the executive vice president, RPO, for Randstad Sourceright North America. Initially joining the Randstad organization back in 2004, under the Spherion brand, Sue has been driving client performance, strategy and innovation since, with a specific focus on building progressive RPO models that often evolve into integrated talent management partnerships. Sue is best known for her commitment to building an engaged delivery team, achieving optimum client satisfaction and earning some of the RPO industry’s highest accolades, including a top ranking on the HRO Today Baker’s Dozen.

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