In a rapidly evolving job market, UK graduates are turning to human resources for a promising career path. According to a recent analysis by Factoral, a workforce solutions provider, there has been a significant increase in demand for HR careers among these graduates. The data, sourced from Semrush, reveals a staggering 26,900% rise in searches for ‘human resource management graduate scheme’ over the past 12 months.
The Rising Tide of HR Interest
This trend is particularly pronounced among younger job seekers, with searches for ‘Human Resources College degree’ and ‘Human Resources Intern’ increasing by 2,850% and 2,300%, respectively. The North West of England has seen an 8% increase in advertised HR jobs compared to the same period last year, indicating a regional shift in the job market.
Technology’s Role in HR
As the world becomes more digitized, technology is increasingly playing a crucial role in HR. The arrival of new technologies like ChatGPT is driving growth in search terms related to talent management. Searches for terms such as ‘AI in human resource management’ have increased by 1,200%, reflecting the growing recognition of the importance of technology in HR.
The HR Job Market
Despite the growing popularity of HR tech, Factorial’s solution, which includes time management, talent management, and expenses, is not appearing on the first page of Google search results for these terms. However, the analysis also reveals that HR job postings overall were down 17% in late 2023. This could be due to the increasing difficulty in finding jobs, with HR being one of the few sectors outside technology that is experiencing a shortage.
In conclusion, the recent surge in interest in HR careers among UK graduates is a clear indication of the sector’s growing importance in the job market. With the increasing recognition of technology’s role in HR, this trend is likely to continue. As graduates look for promising career paths in an uncertain job market, HR offers a beacon of hope.
Note: All data used in this article is sourced from Factoral and Semrush. The date of the data is 2024-02-12 12:10:22.024446.