HR Daily Advisor: 2020 hot jobs and COVID-19.

July 22, 2020 Sue Marcus

In just a matter of weeks, the U.S. saw its record-low unemployment change drastically due to the impact of the COVID-19 pandemic. How have various industries been impacted? What key jobs and skills have grown in demand during the crisis? These are some of the questions explored in Randstad Sourceright’s U.S. COVID-19 talent impact analysis report.

“With this analysis, organizations can gain a detailed, data driven picture of the skills landscape during the pandemic,” said Sue Marcus, regional president at Randstad Sourceright North America. “We’ve also taken a qualitative look at the mindsets and behaviors of candidates working in these job families to provide companies with a more complete talent picture and help them shape their recruitment strategies.”

According to the report, the demand for clinical research associates and trial managers has risen by 46%, driven by efforts from pharmaceutical firms to develop a coronavirus vaccine. The demand for assistant store managers has also increased, as retailers have to ensure that essential goods are well stocked.

Read the full article in HR Daily Advisor for additional insights on the changing talent demand in the United States. You can also get your exclusive copy of “How is key talent in the US impacted by COVID-19?” for more data on the different job families, roles and skill levels to help you make smart hiring decisions over the next few months.

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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