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November 5, 2021updated 17 Nov 2021 7:41am

North America is seeing a hiring boom in healthcare industry ESG roles

We've analysed hiring patterns using data from GlobalData

By Michael Goodier

North America extentended its dominance for Environmental, Social, and Governance (ESG) hiring among healthcare industry companies in the three months ending August.

The number of roles in North America made up 91.4 per cent of total ESG jobs – up from 88.6 per cent in the previous three months.

That was followed by Asia-Pacific, which saw a 0.9 percentage point change in ESG roles.

The figures are compiled by GlobalData, who track the number of new job postings from key companies in various sectors over time. Using textual analysis, these job advertisements are then classified thematically.

GlobalData's thematic approach to sector activity seeks to group key company information by topic to see which companies are best placed to weather the disruptions coming to their industries.

These key themes, which include environmental, social, and governance, are chosen to cover "any issue that keeps a CEO awake at night".

By tracking them across job advertisements it allows us to see which companies are leading the way on specific issues and which are dragging their heels - and importantly where the market is expanding and contracting.

Which countries are seeing the most growth for ESG roles in healthcare providers?

The fastest growing country was the United States, which saw 88 per cent of all ESG job adverts in the three months ending May, increasing to 90.8 per cent in the three months ending August.

That was followed by New Zealand (up 0.7 percentage points), Australia (up 0.100000000000001), and Canada (up 0.1).

The top country for ESG roles in the healthcare industry is the United States which saw 90.8 per cent of all roles in the three months ending August.

Which cities are the biggest hubs for ESG workers in healthcare providers?

Some 7.2 per cent of all healthcare industry ESG roles were advertised in Nashville (United States) in the three months ending August - more than any other city.

That was followed by Houston (United States) with 7.2 per cent, El Paso (United States) with 2.6 per cent, and Washington (United States) with 2.5 per cent.

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