2017 human resources

hot jobs.

Randstad’s employment experts have an extensive understanding of human resource hiring trends and national and local-market fluctuations. Using our vast knowledge of the workforce, we’ve predicted the five best HR jobs for 2017.


Job growth in the human resources field is the result of the improving economy. As organizations look to expand and grow, they need experienced human resources professionals to help manage the hiring, training and benefits for new talent. Competition for the best jobs can be tough, especially in cities with limited availability. However, job volume is high in most larger markets where bigger organizations are headquartered or have offices.

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five best human resources jobs for 2017.

Randstad collected data from our expert recruiters to determine the hot jobs that will be most in demand over the next year. Our team looked at a variety of current workforce trends, including number of qualified candidates and available positions, market growth, salary range and employer need for specific skillsets to predict the five best jobs in the human resources field for 2017. After carefully considering this information, Randstad anticipates the following five roles to be the careers in demand for HR:



best in-demand jobs

HR generalist/business partner

The role of HR generalist or business partner goes way beyond the traditional expectations of human resources. As companies continue to grow and evolve, they are looking for professionals who can not only assist with talent management, but someone who can offer valuable insights to help an organization achieve its business objectives. Search for HR generalist or business partner jobs in your area.


HR manager/director

As a result of the recent economic boom, organizations across the country are adding employees to their workforce. HR managers or directors are responsible for overseeing the team that recruits, hires and trains these new employees. Generally, there are more of these roles in larger cities, but there are also more candidates in these areas vying for these positions. Search for HR manager/director jobs in your area.


comp and benefits manager

Similar to our other best jobs, comp and benefits managers are expected to be in high demand in 2017 due to the improving economy. These professionals help plan and execute the compensation and benefits packages within an organization. As of October 2016, there were less than 400 job openings for this role; however, our experts predict that number will rise as organizations have increased needs for talent management. Search for comp and benefits manager jobs in your area.


learning and development specialist

Organizations continue to emphasize training and professional development for their employees. Learning and development specialists prepare, plan and sometimes lead training or career growth sessions for new and existing employees. A high number of candidates for these roles are located in larger cities, but this best job can be found nationwide. Search for learning and development specialist jobs in your area.


recruitment specialist

Recruitment specialists are responsible for finding and hiring new employees to fill open roles within an organization. As many companies begin to increase headcount due to the positive economy, the need for this type of professional is expected to also increase. Postings for this best job in October 2016 were up 23 percent nationally compared to the same time in 2015. Search for recruitment specialist jobs in your area.


find your hot jobs with randstad.

Every year, Randstad US publishes a summary of what are expected to be the hot jobs across many fields and industries. Our list for 2017 includes the best jobs for candidates looking to grow their careers in engineering, finance and accounting, healthcare, human resources, information technology, life sciences, manufacturing and logistics, non-clinical healthcare, and office and administration.

If you’re looking for a new career opportunity, our staffing experts are ready to help you find the best jobs for your professional needs. To get started finding your hot job, simply send us your resume and one of our recruiters will contact you. You can also sign up for job alerts to receive an email when a position is posted that meets your search criteria. And as always, you can search for jobs that are available right now in your area.