2013 workforce trends study finds optimism; recruiting challenges

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Posted by Matt Rivera

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February 14, 2013

Yoh’s latest 2013 workforce trends study finds that that 80 percent of major U.S. employers expect their 2013 hiring will meet or exceed their rate of hiring in 2012, but challenges remain. These include the political climate, poor planning and only remedial use of social media for recruiting.


Yoh’s annual workforce survey provides insight into the plans and attitudes of HR executives and hiring managers at large organizations. This year’s survey results found that while most companies may be hiring, that optimism is tempered by many factors. More troubling is the continued lack of planning and recruiting contingencies in place should hiring pick up.

A few of the other major findings:

  • Obamacare could also deter hiring.

  • Companies struggle to source top talent.

  • Many organizations limit social media recruiting to candidate searches or job posting broadcasts.

The complete workforce study can be found here. Take a look and see if you agree with the results and how they compare with where your company is today.

You can also read the press release for more details and analysis by Yoh’s President, Lori Schultz.


Disclaimer: The opinions expressed on the blog site represent those of the author and do not reflect the opinions of Yoh, A Day & Zimmermann Company. Yoh is not responsible for the accuracy of any information supplied by guest writers. 
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