More employers (17 percent) are expecting to recruit part-time workers this year, up from 14 percent last year. While a variety of factors continue to influence this trend, 12 percent said they will do so at least in part due to the Affordable Care Act.
Meanwhile, the vast majority of employers (64 percent) do not anticipate any changes to their number of part-time workers; 7 percent expect to decrease their number of part-time workers; and the remaining 11 percent are undecided.
These were the findings of a recent CareerBuilder survey of more than 2,000 hiring managers and HR professionals. According to the 2014 U.S. Job Forecast, employers are exercising caution even as many of them proceed with their hiring plans.
In case you missed it, here’s the Q1 job forecast and hiring trends to watch for in 2014.
So what does this mean for you?
As you proceed with your 2014 hiring strategy, recognize that even part-time workers are in it for more than just the money — they also want meaningful work they can take pride in and to work for a company for which they can be proud. That’s why it’s important to focus on building or strengthening your employment brand if you want to attract the best talent.
Tell us in the comments below: Is your company planning to bring on part-time workers this year? What is your strategy for recruiting part-time workers?
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