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Tuesday, January 4, 2011

Two New Surveys Anticipate Employment Growth in 2011

Now that the new year has begun, employers are thinking about growth much more than they were at the beginning of 2010. Two new surveys were released today but Harris Interactive and The Business Roundtable which both provide encouraging news to the employment market.

The Business Roundtable is an association of chief executive officers of leading U.S. companies with nearly $6 trillion in annual revenues and more than 12 million employees - many of these CEOs oversee Canadian operations as well. Their study shows that 80% of these companies expect an increase in sales and more than twice as many companies expect staffing growth when put in contrast to last year's Q4 study.

On a more Canadian front, a study by Harris Interactive for Career Builder shows that 70% of Canadian employers believe they are in a better position this year compared to this time last year. A whopping 33% of Canadian employers in the survey plan on hiring full time staff (which blows 2009's figure of only 18% out of the water!) A further 20% plan on hiring additional part-time staff and an overwhelming 51% of respondents said that they would be hiring temporary & contract staff in 2011.

These studies underline what we've been seeing at CMS. The trend is definitely pointing towards a larger workforce in 2011 and as an employer are you prepared? Maybe you should review our Recruitment page for more information on how we can help you keep up with your competition in terms of growth.

And to you job seekers; are you prepared to re-enter a Job-Seekers Market? Get in touch with one of our headhunters to discuss what we can do to help. It always pays off to follow us on Twitter, LinkedIn and Facebook.

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