Whether you’re currently looking to hire some new employees or you’re a candidate searching for a job, some of the top hiring trends for 2013 could yield some valuable information. The report, put together by CareerBuilder, surveyed some 2,611 hiring managers and 3,991 workers.
- Employers still have mixed feelings concerning hiring. The percent of employers expecting to hire full-time, permanent employees is trending up this year, but so is the percent of employers who plan to decrease headcount.
- The top market segments for hiring in 2013 are expected to be:
- Information Technology
- Customer Service
- Business Development
- Research and Development
- Accounting and Finance
- Roughly 40% of employers plan on turning to staffing and recruiting agencies this year as they increase their temporary and contract staff.
- Small businesses are split on hiring as well. Many are showing confidence in hiring plans for the year, but many are also still concerned with financial stability.
- In some markets employers are seeing a shortage of skilled workers. This is leading to three specific trends that workers should look out for in 2013:
- Employers are scouting talent at other organizations, whether solicited or not
- More employers are willing to increase compensation to retain and attract top talent
- Employers are creating the right candidate instead of waiting, by training within the organization
To review the full article and download CareerBuilder’s complete 2013 hiring forecast, follow this link http://thehiringsite.careerbuilder.com/2012/12/26/2013-hiring-forecast/#comments.