USA Today and Careerbuilder.com Survey on Q1 2007 Hiring Plans
36% Cos. Plan New Hiring in Q1 2007
|U.S. businesses expect to hire a bit less in the beginning of 2007 than they did in late 2006, according to an online survey for USA TODAY and CareerBuilder.com by Harris Interactive. Some 36% of hiring managers said their companies planned to increase the staffing in Q1 2007, down slightly from 38% in q4 2006.|
Job Market Prospects Slightly Mild in Early 2007
|Hiring Plan||Q1 2007||Q4 2006|
|Source: USA TODAY/CareerBuilder.com Survey, Dec 2006 (by Harris Interactive)|
- Some 40% of hiring managers said they had job openings for which they could not find a qualified candidate.
- 48% said they planned to offer raises in the next three months while 41% expected no change and 1% planned to cut pay. The rest were unsure.
The survey was conducted Nov. 17-Dec. 11 and involved 2,627 hiring managers and human resource professionals.