In 2017, the sector with the largest headcount increase was the pharmaceutical sector, with a phenomenal 86% of companies increasing headcount in 2017.
The projections for the pharmaceutical sector for 2018, although above the overall average is a more modest 72% of pharmaceutical firms who plan to take on new hires in 2018.
The Finance and Banking sector is booming, with 78% of firms increasing their headcount in 2017 and a phenomenal 90% planning to make new hires in 2018.
The Sales sector seat is also set for a bumper year in 2018. 55% of respondents in the Sales sector stated that they increased their headcount in 2017, whereas 68% plan to take on new hires in 2018.
The tussle for talent in the ICT sector is set to be staggering in 2018. A mere 66% of ICT firms stated they increased their headcount in 2017, whereas a whopping 85% of ICT firms plan to make new hires in 2018.
Final the Insurance Compliance and Risk Sector is set for a bumper 2018, with 78% of respondents in this sector planning to take in new hires in 2018.
The tussle talent has become a huge challenge in many business sectors and based on our survey results, 2018 will be no different.
In 2018, evident in the biggest tussle for talent will be Finance and Banking, ICT, Insurance, Compliance and Risk, Accounting, Pharmaceutical and Sales sectors.