Recruiter Index®: October 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 30,000+ independent recruiting and talent acquisition specialists to better understand the challenges and opportunities facing the industry.

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Recruiter Index®: October 2021

Sneak peek

Recruiter sentiment is up. Candidate sentiment is up. Applicant volumes are increasing, and so are average salaries. While all that activity may be good news for recruiters and candidates, employers may not be jumping for joy. A rising percentage of backfill indicates the Great Resignation is still a major pain point — and the holiday hiring season may be making it worse.


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

About the author

Matthew Kosinski
Matthew Kosinski

A graduate of Rutgers, Matthew is an experienced writer and editor

Recruiter Index®: October 2021