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Survey: 53% of employers plan to hire

August 25 2009
Staffing Industry Analysts North American Daily News

Fifty-three percent of employers plan to hire full-time employees in the next 12 months, and 40% plan to hire contract, temporary or project professionals, according to a survey released today by CareerBuilder.com and Robert Half International Inc. (NYSE: RHI).

The survey also found that 47% of hiring managers cited under-qualified applicants as their most common hiring challenge. And the average time it takes to recruit a full-time employee is the same this year as last year -- 4.5 weeks to 14.4 weeks.

The survey questioned more than 500 hiring managers.


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