In an effort to retain and attract top talent for skilled positions, employers expect to provide higher compensation for both current staff and prospective employees. According to CareerBuilder’s 2013 Hiring Forecast, seventy-two percent of employers plan to increase compensation for existing employees – up from 62 percent last year – while 47 percent will offer higher starting salaries for new employees – up significantly from 32 percent last year. Most increases will be 3 percent or less.
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