Starting Out on a Positive Note

By Doreen Koronios

Happy New Year to our clients and friends and welcome to our brand new CARCO Blog! We have information to share and we are interested in hearing what you have to say also. Please let us know what issues are of concern to you in your hiring and risk mitigation processes. We are happy to share whatever information we have with you.

I am happy to say that it appears we are starting the New Year off on a positive note.  According to CareerBuilders’ recent annual forecast for 2010, 20 percent of employers are planning to increase their number of full-time, permanent employees and only 9 percent are expecting to cut back on personnel.

The survey has good news for the out of work who were laid off from their jobs. Among the companies who had lay-offs in 2009, 32 percent say they plan to bring back workers. Three-in-ten expect to either do so now or plan to do so in the first six months of 2010.

And there is good news for those who are of retirement age but are not yet ready to turn in their three-piece suits for bathing suits! Twenty-seven percent of respondents said they plan to retain their workers who are approaching retirement. Another 16 percent said they are likely to rehire retirees from other companies in 2010. Additionally, 10 percent are likely to provide incentives for workers at or approaching retirement age to stay on with the company longer.

With all this new hiring, perhaps it is time to re-assess your hiring process.  Tune in next week for information on how CARCO can help you start off the New Year with efficient, time saving, and cost effective hiring applications and processes!  In the meantime, we, at CARCO, want to wish you all a very happy and healthy New Year!

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