The SHRM Employment Expectations Report for February 2012 has been released.
- Hiring will be steady in both sectors in February. Four out of 10 manufacturers (40.2 percent) will add jobs in February, and a net of 20.9 percent of service sector companies will conduct hiring.
- Recruiting difficulty edges up in both sectors. More HR professionals in both sectors reported increased difficulty with recruiting key candidates in January compared with a year ago.
- Some new hires see increases in compensation. In January, the rate of increase for wages and benefits rose slightly on an annual basis in manufacturing and services.
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