- Software developer was the most frequently posted job on Monster in 2019, the site said in its year end jobs report. Rounding out the top five were advertising sales agent, light truck or delivery driver, product demonstrator and computer support specialist.
- The 10 companies with the most jobs on its site were UPS, SenText, Advantage Solutions Group, the U.S. Army, Honeywell, Johnson Controls, Mercy Health, NTT Data, Pfizer and Cognizant Technology, the firm said.
- By location, New York City had the most job openings, followed by Houston, Atlanta, Chicago and Phoenix.
Monster's report may be intended for job seekers, but it offers key takeaways for HR professionals — namely that tech developers and support professionals are still in demand.
Some experts say the solution to this apparent shortage may lie in training. In fact, looking forward to 2020, Gartner reported that HR leaders must focus on developing employees' skills to grow their organizations. The research and advisory company said that digitization and automation are changing the skills required for workers to succeed and that employers are struggling to keep up. Gartner advised HR to work with managers to help show workers the value of developing their skills and to connect them with development opportunities.
Besides skills development, HR and recruiting professionals may need to focus on employee experience and culture to attract top talent. A recent Forrester report said employers will need to decide what sets them apart from their competitors and come up with bold strategies for improving experiences. Culture, in particular, may become a top priority next year: A Glassdoor survey released last month dubbed 2020 the "culture-first decade," a trend that will make the candidate experience a top priority.