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With the current rapid job growth, companies are finding it increasingly difficult to compete for talent, especially in industries where demand is high. Our top articles from July highlight the current state of the job market, as well as some strategies for overcoming hiring challenges.

#1. Procurement Professionals In High Demand, Salaries Up

According to a new report, procurement and supply professionals are in high demand — 64% of recruiters are struggling to fill roles in this area, and salary increases last year averaged 4.6%. 

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#2. Rapid Job Growth, Tight Labor Market in the Forecast: Employment Trends Index

Historically fast job growth continues, with the latest Conference Board Employment Trends Index increasing from 107.70 in May to 109.84 in June. 

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#3. U.S. Employment Opportunities Set to Increase During Second Half of 2021: Robert Half Survey

Within the remaining months of the year, more than half of U.S. companies plan to add new positions, and 48% hope to fill vacancies or bring back furloughed employees. This gives job seekers with in-demand skills the advantage in the job market.

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#4. Transferable Velocity: How the Healthcare Industry Can Enhance Post-Pandemic Recruiting Efforts

Healthcare recruiters are facing the challenge of rebuilding frontline teams while racing against competitors and dealing with the burnout that caused many healthcare professionals to leave the industry. This guest article covers one approach that may help — looking beyond the resume to uncover an applicant’s “transferable velocity.” 

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#5. The Nature of Work Is Changing Amid Cultural, Technological, and Societal Shifts

According to a new survey from Ceridian, challenges like advancements in technology and a shortage of skilled workers are transforming companies’ organizational roles, work environments, and strategic decisions. 

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