by Rosemary Haefner, chief human resources officer of CareerBuilder
The class of 2015 has one more reason to celebrate: In the best outlook since 2007, 65 percent of employers are planning to hire recent college graduates this year, according to a new survey from CareerBuilder. Even better, one third of employers will offer higher pay than last year, and 1 in 4 will pay $50,000 or more.
Nobody has to explain the importance of the Internet to staffing firms, or how technology has influenced the way we organize and make our workforce more efficient—the effects of job boards, big data, hiring platforms and other Internet and software services has transformed the staffing industry.
But there are also more subdued trends in staffing and recruiting, which can change from quarter to quarter and may not be as easily noticeable to industry newbies or those who may have fallen in a hiring rut.
The second quarter of 2015 is here, as well as the six things you should know about hiring and pay for April – June, according to CareerBuilder’s quarterly jobs forecast.
1. More employers are hiring
The slowly-but-surely recession-recovery pace we’ve endured is continuing to yield good news. In the second quarter, 32 percent of employers plan to hire full-time, permanent employees, up from 26 percent last year.
As CareerBuilder CEO Matt Ferguson previously mentioned, the U.S. job market is turning a corner as caution gives way to confidence. And with that news comes news that nearly half (45 percent) of employers anticipate their organization will raise the minimum wage this year. What does this mean for you?
According to CareerBuilder’s 2015 hiring forecast, the U.S. job market is turning a corner as caution gives way to confidence. More than one-third of employers expect to add full-time, permanent staff in 2015, the best outlook for the annual survey since 2006.
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Nearly half of U.S. employers plan to add full-time, permanent headcount over the next six months — quite an improvement over the same period a year ago, according to CareerBuilder’s mid-year job forecast. TWEET THIS Meanwhile, one-third of employers (33 percent) plan to hire temporary or contract workers. That number has also gone up if you compare it with 31 percent in the second half of 2013.
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