The global pharmaceutical industry experienced a 38% 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 54% decrease versus Q1 2022. The key social themes, commitment details of leading companies to social responsibility, and discussions and hiring activity for social responsibility in Pharmaceutical 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 26% share of the global pharmaceutical industry’s social responsibility-related total new job postings in Q1 2023, down 16% over the prior quarter.
Management Occupations drive social responsibility-related hiring activity
Management Occupations, with a share of 26%, emerged as the top social responsibility-related job roles within the pharmaceutical industry in Q1 2023, with new job postings drop by 16% quarter-on-quarter. Life, Physical, and Social Science Occupations came in second with a share of 11% in Q1 2023, with new job postings dropping by 20% over the previous quarter.
The other prominent social responsibility roles include Healthcare Practitioners and Technical Occupations with an 11% share in Q1 2023, Office and Administrative Support Occupations with a 7% share of new job postings.
Top five companies in pharmaceutical industry accounted for 40% of hiring activity
The top companies, in terms of number of new job postings tracked by GlobalData, as of Q1 2023 were CSL, Gilead Sciences, Merck, F. Hoffmann-La Roche, and Novartis. Together they accounted for a combined share of 40% of all social responsibility-related new jobs in the pharmaceutical industry.
CSL posted 1,627 social responsibility-related new jobs in Q1 2023, Gilead Sciences 713 jobs, Merck 617 jobs, F. Hoffmann-La Roche 598 jobs, and Novartis 566 jobs, according to GlobalData’s Job Analytics.
Hiring activity was driven by the US with a 62.29% share of total new job postings, Q1 2023
The largest share of social responsibility-related new job postings in the pharmaceutical industry in Q1 2023 was in the US with 62.29% followed by India (8.52%) and the UK (3.42%). The share represented by the US was five percentage points lower than the 67.24% share it accounted for in Q4 2022.
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