Employers Report Strongest Hiring For Q2 2017 In 10 Years [VIDEO]By Anne Collins, UniversityHerald Reporter
US employers reported that they plan to hire full-time, permanent employees in the second quarter. From last year's 34 percent, 45 percent of employers this year showed a significant increase and the highest percentage for the quarter dating back from 2007, according to CareerBuilder data.
Temporary hiring is also expected to get a boost year-over-year. There are 49 percent of employers planning to add temporary or contract workers over the next three months.
Harris Poll conducted the national survey online on behalf of CareerBuilder. It included a representative sample of more than 2,300 hiring managers and human resource professionals from across all industries and company sizes, The Hunt Scanlon reported.
Matt Ferguson, chief executive officer of CareerBuilder said this is the best forecast they have seen for the second quarter since the survey was started a decade ago. He said companies are paying close attention to policies introduced by the new Trump administration to assess the potential impact on businesses.
There will be more jobs and more choices and anyone seeking employment in 2017 can expect to see employers ready to hire. Amidst talent shortages, it is still a good time to go job hunting.
Talent shortages occur when employers are not willing to hire candidates to grow into a role and they have not investing to bringing their current staff up to the level they need. There has been a lack of quality talent and companies that are growing want to hire really good people said Tom Gimbel, chief executive officer of recruiting firm LaSalle Network.
A recent study by Randstad US found that as early as 2019 around 50 percent of the workforce will be comprised of agile workers, as nearly 39 percent workers say they are likely to consider shifting to an agile arrangement over the next two to three years. The report concluded that by 2025, 52 percent of C-suite executives said their organizations would be much more committed to building an agile workforce. The average employer would be expecting 68 percent of their workforce to be comprised of agile talent.