The Skills That Employers Want Most: What You Should Know

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WANTED Technologies Adds “Skills in Demand” to the WANTED Analytics™ Recruiter Platform.

Skills in Demand by WANTED Analytics

Skills in Demand by WANTED Analytics

We offer tools to recruiters to make them more efficient in attracting and retaining top talent.

WANTED Technologies (TSX-VAN), the leading source of real-time business intelligence for the talent marketplace, announced the addition of Skills in Demand to the company’s industry-leading Analytics™ platform (

Skills in Demand offers, for the first time, detailed insight into the tools, technology, and certifications that employers are most frequently requesting. WANTED has taken the job requirements from over 650 million online job advertisements to determine the tools, technological skills, and certifications most frequently advertised for any position in any U.S. location.

The top ten skills employers are currently demanding include:

1. Microsoft Office
2. Microsoft PowerPoint
3. SQL (Structured Query Language)
4. Microsoft Word
5. Oracle Java
6. Linux
8. CRM (Customer Relationship Management)
9. Microsoft Excel
10. Microsoft SQL Server (MS SQL)

The top ten certifications employers are currently demanding include:

1. Certified Registered Nurse (RN, RNC)
2. Certification in Cardiopulmonary Resuscitation (CPR)
3. Basic Life Support (BLS)
4. Commercial Driver’s License (CDL)
5. Continuing Education (CE)
6. Advanced Cardiac Life Support (ACLS)
7. Long Term Care (LTC)
8. Certified Public Accountant (CPA)
9. Licensed Practical Nurse (LPN)
10. Board Certified (BC)

“By adding skills information to WANTED Analytics™, we are providing recruiting professionals with incredible competitive intelligence,” said Bruce Murray, President and CEO of WANTED Technologies.

Recruiters and hiring managers can now easily identify the skills and certifications that other employers are requesting for similar positions and ensure that they are hiring for the most current skills.

“We offer tools to recruiters to make them more efficient in attracting and retaining top talent,” said Murray. “Understanding the current trends in skills, tools, and certifications helps recruiters ensure that they are recruiting employees that are current in their training.”

WANTED Analytics™ is the leading business intelligence platform for the talent marketplace. In Demand Skills is only one of the many proprietary metrics that help Recruiters understand market conditions in 375 local markets for more than 800 occupations.

Clients use WANTED Analytics™ to gain real-time insight into the activity in the recruiting space. The company serves organizations in the media, staffing, government and corporate HR sectors.

“We help professionals solve their talent acquisition challenges by providing them instantly with detailed, reliable information that can help them reduce time and expenses on recruiting,” said Murray.

For additional information about WANTED Analytics™, please visit

About WANTED Analytics™

WANTED Analytics™ helps recruiting organizations make better decisions faster with real-time business intelligence on jobs, employers, and talent. Analytics brings together, for the first time, years of hiring demand and talent supply data to create a true talent intelligence platform for hard-to-fill positions.

Clients in the staffing, HR, RPO, media, and government sectors use WANTED Analytics™ to find sales leads, analyze employment trends, gather competitive intelligence, forecast economic conditions, and source hard-to-fill positions.

About WANTED Technologies Corporation

WANTED Technologies (TSX-V:WAN) provides real-time business intelligence for the talent marketplace. Founded in 1999, the company’s headquarters are in Quebec City, Canada, and it maintains a US-based subsidiary with primary offices in New York City. WANTED began collecting detailed Hiring Demand data in June 2005, and currently maintains a database of more than 600 million unique job listings. For more information or to sample WANTED’s services, visit

WANTED is also the exclusive data provider for The Conference Board Help Wanted OnLine Data Series®, the monthly economic indicator of Hiring Demand in the United States.

The TSX Venture Exchange does not accept responsibility for the adequacy or accuracy of this release. Any statement that appears prospective shall not be interpreted as such.


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