Recruiter Index®: September 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®: September 2021

Sneak peek

Recruiter sentiment fell slightly in September, from 3.9 in August to 3.8 this month. However, a host of other indicators point to bustling job market activity. Average recruiter workloads hit their highest point on record, candidate sentiment increased for the first time since November of last year, and average salaries are rising.
Recruiters also reported increasing demand for talent across a wide array of industries, including logistics, healthcare, IT, and a 10-percentage-point jump in demand for recruiters and talent acquisition professionals, suggesting that employers need a lot of hiring help right now.


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

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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®: September 2021