Turn whichever way you might; the economy is driving everyone nuts. The economy has taken everyone on a rollercoaster ride. We are all facing uncertainty about the debt negotiations, unpredictable levels of job creation, lack of clarity about the healthcare reform mandate, and let’s not forget the shutdown and its aftermath! Everyone believed consumer and small business confidence went up – but the December jobs report put paid to the optimism. What does all of this mean for recruitment trends in 2014?
We expect to see employers hiring more temporary workers in 2014; surpassing the numbers for 2013. As per a CareerBuilder survey, 42% of employers are planning to hire temporary workers and 43% of them have plans to hire them on a temp-to-perm basis. By contrast, only 24% of employers have plans to hire full-time workers while 13% of them have plans to downsize.
Some other notable recruitment trends include:
As you examine your staffing and recruiting plans for 2014 and beyond, we would be interested in learning about your company’s strategies and practices.
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