H&Company Co., Ltd.
[Construction industry research report by H & Company Co., Ltd.] Analysis of the latest trends in hiring and leaving jobs.
H & Company Co., Ltd. (Headquarters: Minato-ku, Tokyo, CEO: Takashi Sasaki), which operates the recruitment site “Constructor.com” https://koujishi.com/, which specializes in the electrical equipment industry, is an employment system operated by the Ministry of Health, Labor and Welfare. Based on the trend survey data, we analyzed the latest trends in hiring and leaving the construction industry, and released a report on November 17, 2022 (Thursday).
Detailed URL: https://www.h-company.co.jp/pressrelease/2022-1117/ Key points of the survey results
*The active job openings-to-applicants ratio for the construction industry is 4.2 times even in 2020, even during the corona crisis, which is significantly higher than the total for all occupations. In addition, looking at the changes in the number of workers entering and leaving the industry, the number of workers entering the construction industry continues to exceed the number of workers leaving, suggesting that companies are highly motivated to hire new workers.
*When we surveyed the age ratio of those who changed jobs, which accounted for about 70% of those who entered the construction industry, it was found that the majority were young people in their 20s and 30s.
*In addition, when we analyzed the industry of the previous job for those who changed jobs, we found that most of the new jobs are from the manufacturing industry every year, except for the construction industry. In addition, according to the survey results for 2021, many of the new hires came from the travel industry, wedding companies, and other life-related service/entertainment industries, and it was characteristic that the percentage was higher than before the pandemic.
*In addition, when we analyzed the occupations of previous jobs for those who changed jobs, we found that, except for those engaged in construction and mining, there are many people engaged in specialized and technical occupations every year. On the other hand, according to the results of the 2021 survey, 15.7% of sales workers were hired, more than twice as many as in 2020.
The number of people entering the construction industry from industries that have been hit hard by the corona crisis is increasing, and it can be seen that companies are also expanding the range of hiring to include inexperienced people in other industries.
1┃Changes in effective ratio of job offers to applicants, number of new hires, and number of quitters in the construction industry Looking at the effective ratio of job offers to applicants, which indicates “how many job offers per job seeker” It is greatly superior in comparison with (Figure 1)
Although the active job openings-to-applicants ratio for the construction industry has decreased compared to before the pandemic, the decrease is smaller than the total occupational total, and the active job openings-to-applicants ratio itself remains at a high level.
In addition, when we analyzed changes in the number of new hires and the number of quitters in the construction industry based on the Employment Trend Survey (annual edition) since 2015, we found that the number of new hires exceeds the number of quitters = the situation of excess hires continues. I understand.
Although the number of new employees dropped temporarily to 252,100 in 2019, it will be 277,100 in 2020 and 273,300 in 2021, significantly exceeding the number of job quitters. (Figure 2)
In addition to the high willingness of companies to hire, it is speculated that the movement of job seekers to join the construction industry is becoming active due to the “industry stability” in the situation of the corona crisis.
2┃Analysis of age of those who changed jobs to the construction industry Of the 273,300 people who will enter the construction industry in 2021, 185,000, or 67.7%, will be job seekers who have changed jobs (i.e., those who have changed jobs within a year before joining the company). experienced person).
When we analyzed the age of new recruits, 34.5% of them were in their 20s or younger, and 20.7% were in their 30s. (Fig.3)
15.7% of the total are in their 50s, and 13.9% are in their 60s and above, indicating that the younger the age group, the higher the rate of people who change jobs to the construction industry.
3┃Analysis of previous jobs among those who changed jobs to the construction industry
In addition, when we analyzed the industry of the previous job for those who changed jobs, we found that there are many new jobs from the manufacturing industry every year, except for the construction industry. (Fig.4)
It is presumed that many people tend to enter the manufacturing industry because of the affinity with the construction industry because there is a lot of manual work such as assembling and processing parts and operating cranes to carry things. increase. In 2021, 9.3% of new hires came from the travel industry, wedding industry, life-related service industry/entertainment industry including movie theaters, etc., and service industry including building maintenance and security (not classified elsewhere). It is characteristic that the number of new hires from 9.1%, which is higher than before the corona disaster.
In addition, when we analyzed the previous occupations of those entering the construction industry, we found that, with the exception of construction and mining workers, there are many people engaged in specialized and technical occupations every year. I’m here. (Fig.5) [Image 5
In 2021, the most recent year, 11.4% of workers were employed in production processes that control and monitor production equipment and process raw materials using machines, more than double the number in 2020. It is thought that one of the reasons is that there are many situations in which the acquired skills and qualifications can be used in the construction industry.
In 2021, 15.7% of sales staff will be hired, which is more than double the number of hires in 2020. It can be said that there is a movement to enter the construction industry from the industries such as the travel industry, the entertainment industry, and sales workers, which have been hit hard by the corona disaster.
The active job openings-to-applicants ratio for construction occupations is 4.2 times even in 2020, which is much higher than the occupational total. Furthermore, looking at trends in new hires and turnovers, the number of new hires in the construction industry continues to exceed the number of quitters, suggesting a high level of willingness on the part of companies to hire new workers. In addition, when we investigated the age ratio of those who changed jobs, which accounted for about 70% of those who entered the construction industry, we found that the majority were young people in their 20s and 30s.
In an analysis of the industry and occupation of the previous job of those who changed jobs, the result was that there were many new jobs in the manufacturing industry and specialized/technical occupations every year. It is thought that one of the reasons is that there are many situations in which the acquired skills and qualifications can be used in the construction industry.
On the other hand, in 2021, the most recent year, employment from the travel industry, wedding companies, movie theaters, and other life-related service/entertainment industries, as well as sales workers, were higher than in previous years.
The construction industry appears to be highly specialized, but according to surveys since the pandemic, the number of young people joining the industry from industries other than those with which it has a high affinity is increasing. In particular, there is an active movement of job seekers to join the construction industry from the industries and occupations that have been hit hard by the corona crisis, and it can be said that companies are expanding their hiring range to include people with no experience in other industries. . We expect the construction industry to grow as an option for changing jobs across industries and occupations.
About H&Company Co., Ltd.
H&Company Co., Ltd. was established with the desire to protect Japan’s life infrastructure after the home of our representative, who runs an electrical equipment business, was damaged by the Great East Japan Earthquake.
In 2012, in order to solve the shortage of human resources in the industry, we started opening the recruitment site “Constructor.com” for the electrical construction industry. This is the industry’s first recruitment site that offers a service that allows users to search by qualifications and experience related to electrical work, and is close to the highly specialized industry.
So far, we have helped more than 10,000 companies recruit.
As a service creation company, we at H&Company want to support industries that support social and life infrastructure.
Trade name: H&Company Co., Ltd.
Representative: Takashi Sasaki, Representative Director
Location: 8F METLIFE Aoyama Building, 2-11-16 Minami-Aoyama, Minato-ku, Tokyo 107-0062
Established: March 2011
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