Employment: nine out of ten recruiters plan to hire in 2022

This is the optimism among recruiters. The share of those who will hire this year is up sharply compared to last year. Problem: they expect to encounter unrealistic demands from candidates…

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According to the latest study conducted by the Monster job site, no less than nine out of ten recruiters, 91% to be exact, intend to sign new employment contracts this year. That’s a jump of nine points from last year. Only 8% intend to freeze hiring. They were 18% in this case last year.

Proof of the dynamism of the labor market, a large part of these hirings is the result of job creations. A third of recruiters, 34%, plan to create new jobs in 2022. Again, this is six points more than last year. 57% anticipate team renewals: these plan to replace departures, proof of great mobility in the labor market. We are more hesitant to resign because we have found better elsewhere. Again, this is an increase compared to last year.

Larger companies are more optimistic than SMEs. They are above all the ones who plan to create the most jobs, while the smaller ones are preparing for more departures and having to recruit to replace them. But all companies face the same problem: retaining talent. 30% of recruiters expect increased competition this year to attract the candidates they need.

In this context favorable to candidates, companies are worried. Clearly at this time the candidates have a choice, so much so that they are almost in a position to dictate their conditions. This is the fear of companies. Recruiters are 33% to fear unrealistic salary expectations from candidates and not being able to meet them.

This fear is even greater in SMEs. According to Monster, the question of wages becomes central in medium-sized companies. Another fear, in the same vein, on the part of recruiters: they fear that candidates have too high expectations in terms of work-life balance. Last concern, again quite circumstantial: more than a third of recruiters are afraid that candidates do not have the technical skills to work remotely.

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