Recruiter Index®: July 2021

No one understands the talent market like the recruiters, HR professionals, and talent acquisition experts working on the front lines. Every month, surveys its network of 28,000+ independent recruiting and talent acquisition specialists to better understand the challenges and opportunities facing the industry.

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Recruiter Index®: July 2021

Sneak peek

It’s a tough market for employers, but a great market for recruiters. Candidates are less interested in new jobs this month, with candidate sentiment declining for the third month in a row. Moreover, 53 percent of recruiters say average applicant volumes have declined. 

And yet, recruiter sentiment is higher than ever — because recruiters are in high demand. We’re entering the Golden Age of Recruiting, where companies will find themselves relying more and more on recruiters to find talent.


Executive Summary
Job Market Overview
Candidate Close-Up
Most Active Industries

About the author

Matthew Kosinski
Matthew Kosinski
Matthew Kosinski is the managing editor for 
A graduate of Rutgers, Matthew is an experienced writer and editor
Recruiter Index®: July 2021