Recruiter Index®: June 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®: June 2021

Sneak peek

At 3.8, June's recruiter sentiment remains unchanged from May, tied for the highest sentiment score on record. Recruiters also reported their highest average workload on record at 20 open roles per recruiter.
Yet talent is not easy to come by: Candidate sentiment declined from 3.4 in May to 3.2 in June, signaling that candidates are losing interest in new jobs. Forty percent of recruiters said the average volume of applicants per role fell between May and June, and only 21.7 percent said it increased. That may help explain why demand for recruiting/staffing professionals has surged.


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Job Market Overview
Candidate Close-Up
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Matthew Kosinski
Matthew Kosinski
Matthew Kosinski is the managing editor for 
A graduate of Rutgers, Matthew is an experienced writer and editor
Recruiter Index®: June 2021