The global consumer industry experienced a 7% drop in new job postings related to social responsibility in Q1 2023 compared with the previous quarter, according to GlobalData’s Job Analytics. This compares to a 13% increase versus Q1 2022. The key social themes, commitment details of leading companies to social responsibility, and discussions and hiring activity for social responsibility in Consumer and 15 other key sectors are covered in GlobalData’s Social Responsibility Trends by Sector – Thematic Intelligence report. Buy the report here.
Notably, Management Occupations jobs accounted for a 14% share of the global consumer industry’s social responsibility-related total new job postings in Q1 2023, down 14% over the prior quarter.
Management Occupations drive social responsibility-related hiring activity
Management Occupations, with a share of 14%, emerged as the top social responsibility-related job roles within the consumer industry in Q1 2023, with new job postings drop by 14% quarter-on-quarter. Production Occupations came in second with a share of 13% in Q1 2023, with new job postings dropping by 22% over the previous quarter.
The other prominent social responsibility roles include Sales and Related Occupations with a 6% share in Q1 2023, Installation, Maintenance, and Repair Occupations with a 6% share of new job postings.
Top five companies in consumer industry accounted for 20% of hiring activity
The top companies, in terms of number of new job postings tracked by GlobalData, as of Q1 2023 were Rich Products, Tyson Foods, Pizza Hut, International Flavors & Fragrances, and Panera Bread. Together they accounted for a combined share of 20% of all social responsibility-related new jobs in the consumer industry.
Rich Products posted 2,303 social responsibility-related new jobs in Q1 2023, Tyson Foods 2,232 jobs, Pizza Hut 1,675 jobs, International Flavors & Fragrances 1,232 jobs, and Panera Bread 1,176 jobs, according to GlobalData’s Job Analytics.
Hiring activity was driven by the US with a 70.50% share of total new job postings, Q1 2023
The largest share of social responsibility-related new job postings in the consumer industry in Q1 2023 was in the US with 70.50% followed by Canada (4.93%) and the UK (4.07%). The share represented by the US was seven percentage points lower than the 77.78% share it accounted for in Q4 2022.
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