In the world of employment, many hiring trends are predicted for the last half of the year, according to CareerBuilder’s Midyear U.S. Job Forecast -- and some of those things are more favorable than others, depending on how you look at it.
Every quarter, CareerBuilder surveys over 400 staffing industry professionals to gauge national industry trends and business insight—then shares the results with you. Check out where you stand amongst the competition, how other staffing organizations are growing and the Q2 trends that will impact your back half of 2015 for all things staffing and recruiting.
Growth and speed of business
A robust economy means more and more staffing firms are putting people to work—internally and externally.
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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