2012 may be better than
by Jeff Clabaugh, Broadcast/Web
Wednesday, December 28, 2011
Careerbuilder survey of hiring
executives finds 23 percent of U.S. companies plan to hire full-time
in 2012, little changed from its 2011 forecast.
employers are right on par
with the national average, with 23 percent of them also saying they
hire next year. Six percent of Midwestern employees said they planned
headcount in 2012.
Careerbuilder also says the hiring
picture may be better than its early forecast for next year.
our surveys have shown
that employers are more conservative in their predictions than actual
said Careerbuilder chief executive Matt Ferguson. “Barring any major
upsets, we expect 2012 to bring a better hiring picture than 2011,
in the second half of the year.”
most job openings will be in sales
and information technology, according to the survey.
also reported an increase in
voluntary turnover in 2011, with 34 percent saying employees left to
other opportunities, seeking higher salaries and a lighter workload.
percent of employers say they
lost top performers to other organizations in 2011 and 43 percent are
top talent may jump ship in the New Year.
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