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Take aways from the article include (all text below taken from the article):
- 26 percent of employers surveyed plan to add full-time, permanent staff in the next three months, up five percentage points from 2011 and closely mirroring pre-recession estimates of 27 percent.
- Throughout the first three quarters of 2012, the country has experienced slow but steady job growth, and these numbers show that we’re laying a solid foundation for stronger job creation in 2013.
- 32 percent of companies added full-time, permanent employees in Q3 of 2012, up from 26 percent in Q3 of 2011.
- 23 percent are planning to transition some contract or temporary staff into permanent employees in Q4, up from 17 percent last year.
- The biggest companies – those with 500-plus employees – plan to hire the most workers; 34 percent expect to add full-time headcount in Q4, up from 27 percent last year.
- 22 percent of employers said the outcome of the U.S. Presidential election will likely impact their pace of hiring in 2013, while 48 percent said it will have no impact and 30 percent are uncertain.
Another interesting note that we've also been witnessing in the business continuity/ resiliency profession is that worker confidence is increasing. (all text below taken from the article):
- 18 percent of hiring managers reported that top performers left their organizations in the third quarter, while 26 percent of workers plan to change jobs in the next 12 months.
- Workers are being more selective about the job offers they accept. Half of employers who extended a job offer in the past year reported that a candidate rejected the offer, primarily attributed to candidates taking another offer or the company not meeting their desired salary.