Recruiting Difficulty Continues at Record Levels for HR Professionals

In September, hiring rates will be mixed as HR professionals continue to struggle with recruiting candidates for key positions, according to the Society for Human Resource Management’s (SHRM) Leading Indicators of National Employment (LINE) survey for September 2015.

  • Hiring rates will vary in September compared with a year ago. A net of about two out of five manufacturers (41.2 percent) and nearly half of service companies (49 percent) will add jobs in September.
  • Recruiting difficulty ramped up again in August. For the 16th straight month, difficulty in recruiting candidates for key jobs reached four-year highs in both sectors.
  • Pay rates improved for some new hires in August. The index for new-hire compensation rose in both sectors compared with a year ago.

 

The LINE Report examines four key areas: employers’ hiring expectations, new-hire compensation, difficulty in recruiting toplevel talent and job vacancies. It is based on a monthly survey of private-sector human resource professionals at more than 500 manufacturing and 500 service-sector companies. Together, these two sectors employ more than 90 percent of the nation’s private-sector workers.

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