Hiring Outlook for Full-Time Staff

By Robert Half on October 14, 2020 at 8:00am


Companies’ hiring plans through year-end:

34% Expanding — Adding new positions
50% Maintaining — Only filling vacated positions
13% Freezing — Neither filling vacated positions nor creating new ones
3% Reducing — Eliminating positions

Research from the Robert Half 2021 Salary Guides shows strong demand for the following roles:

  Accounting and Finance Technology Creative and Marketing Legal Administrative
  AR/AP Specialist Business intelligence analyst Content strategist Compliance manager Call center manager
  Financial analyst Cloud architect Digital marketing manager Contract manager Customer service representative
  Internal auditor Network security engineer Front-end web developer Data privacy specialist Data entry specialist
  Payroll manager Software and applications developers Marketing analytics specialist In-house counsel Executive assistant
  Staff and senior accountants Software engineer UX/UI designer Litigation support/eDiscovery manager Human resources specialist

Source: Robert Half survey of more than 2,800 senior managers in the U.S., conducted July 10 to August 9, 2020

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