Just like every other organisation, we have literally hundreds of great ideas and fantastic innovations waiting to happen. Many of these get to see the light of day, whilst others just seem to drift off into the Land of Good Intentions, perhaps never to see the light of day.
One of the biggest factors as to whether an idea makes it into our tools, is whether there is a pressing need. As Einstein once said: “Nothing happens until something moves.” Well something has certainly been moving over the past few weeks — namely the current crisis around Covid-19 — and because of that movement, some of the ideas and innovations that were dozing lightly on the southern slopes of the Land of Good Intentions, have suddenly been awakened and urgently summoned to Land of Emsi Products. Let us tell you about one, which is something we’ve been hoping to add for some time, but which the current situation has caused to be brought to life far sooner than we had planned.
If you’ve been following our blog over the last week, you will have noticed that we’ve been making a lot of use of our Job Postings Analytics to give us the most up-to-date look at how the crisis is affecting employer demand. And if you’re a user of our Analyst tool, you may have been thinking something along the lines of, “I wish I had access to that kind of daily data for our region.” Well, your wish is our command, and this is exactly what we’ve just added to Analyst — daily Job Posting Analytics updates for your region.
There are a number of ways in which this new feature can be accessed. The first is through the Job Postings Table in Analyst. This allows users to see:
- The number of active postings for the current day; the last seven days; or for the last 30 days
- The percentage change in active postings over the last day; the last seven days; or the last 30 days
This can be done by job title; occupation; company or skill for any area of the country, down to local authority level. Here’s an example, looking at all occupations in the UK:
The second way of accessing the data is through the Job Posting Analytics report. Again you can use this to search for any job title, occupation, company or skill, but this time it allows you to see the change over time, compared with the same period last year. In the example below, we are looking at postings for chefs throughout the country, and as you can see there has been a big slump in demand since the middle of March:
Finally, users can also look at the Job Postings by Location report, in order to compare area with area, again for any occupation, job title, company or skill. The map below, for instance, looks at Elementary storage occupations — one of very few jobs where job postings have increased in recent days — to show where the hotspots of employer hiring have been over the last day. A number of obvious places are up there in the Top 10, such as Westminster, Manchester and Birmingham, but also some less obvious places, such as Wiltshire, Wakefield and Cherwell (there is a table below the map which shows the actual data for each area):
We think this will be of huge use to organisations over the coming weeks. If you would like more details about this data, how to access it, and how to make the most of it, contact us by clicking the button below.