HIRING CLIMATE FOR CREATIVES
June 2017 Update
What are your company’s hiring plans for full-time creative employees?
|Second half of 2017||First half of 2017|
|Expanding – adding new positions||9%||12%|
|Maintaining – only filling vacated positions||64%||67%|
|Freezing – not filling vacated or creating new positions||21%||20%|
|Reducing – eliminating positions||4%||0%|
How challenging is it for your company to find skilled creative professionals today?
|9% Very challenging|
|36% Somewhat challenging|
|30% Not challenging|
|26% Not applicable/not looking|
Top areas creative executives expect to hire for in the second half of 2017:
|24% Account services|
|21% Mobile design/development|
|21% Marketing research|
|20% Public relations|
Most challenging areas for companies to fill:
|1. Media services|
|2. Customer experience|
|3. Account services|
|4. Public relations|
Sources: The Creative Group survey of more than 400 advertising and marketing executives in the United States. Responses may not total 100 percent due to rounding.
© 2017 The Creative Group. A Robert Half Company. An Equal Opportunity Employer M/F/Disability/Veterans.