HR professionals’ confidence in the job market has fallen slightly though their own organizations are in good financial shape.
Articles by Jennifer Schramm
The latest SHRM HR Jobs Pulse, a survey report focused on hiring trends in HR, shows a profession growing increasingly confident – with those just beginning their climb up the career ladder particularly optimistic about their job security and job prospects.
Women start their careers with more ambition than men do, but they lose their confidence within their first years in the workplace. That’s the conclusion of a Bain & Co. study that compared employees with minimal work experience with more tenured workers. The study posed two simple questions:
--Do you aspire to top management within a large company?
Most employees think flexibility is critical to their job satisfaction: are employers listening?
Youth unemployment and skills shortages are driving some business leaders to get more involved in the education of the future workforce. Often, they focus on the need to prepare young people for jobs in industries and professions that are growing the fastest.
Very high levels of youth unemployment have been a key characteristic of the post-recession, low-growth global economic environment. The latest findings from the Organisation for Economic Co-operation and Development (OECD) reveal just how devastating the recession was worldwide.
The latest Society for Human Resource Management annual employee benefits survey report highlights interesting trends. 2012 Employee Benefits: The Employee Benefits Landscape in a Recovering Economy discusses how benefits have changed during the last 10 years and, in particular, in the aftermath of the Great Recession.
The Society for Human Resource Management’s (SHRM) Leading Indicators of National Employment (LINE) Report predicts that hiring expectations in both the service and manufacturing sectors will decrease slightly compared with a year ago.
The Society for Human Resource Management’s (SHRM) Leading Indicators of National Employment (LINE) Report expects that job growth will be limited in November, as job creation slows and job cuts rise in both the manufacturing and service sectors.
According to the Society for Human Resource Management’s (SHRM) Leading Indicators of National Employment (LINE) Report, hiring will come to a near standstill and compensation will inch up during the month of October.
Employers in the manufacturing sector report a virtually unchanged annual hiring rate increase of just around 1 percent while those in the service sector anticipate a year-over-year 10 percent decline.
For the third month in a row, the Society for Human Resource Management’s (SHRM) September Leading Indicators of National Employment (LINE) Report predicts a rise in layoffs and decline in hiring.
While 44 percent of manufacturers plan to hire in September, roughly 16 percent report they are cutting jobs.
Released the first Thursday of each month, the Society for Human Resource Management’s (SHRM) Leading Indicators of National Employment® (LINE®) Report, provides a snapshot of anticipated hiring for the month ahead and examines data from the previous month.
Data from the U.S. Bureau of Labor Statistics show that the proportion of people younger than age 24 in the U.S. labor market is lower than at any other time since participation rates were first tracked more than 60 years ago. At the same time, the data show that workers age 50 and older are being employed longer—many working well into their 70s—than at any other time during those 60 years.
As employers look for ways to boost productivity and keep costs down, many are exploring the potential benefits of virtual working for employees.