Nine percent plan to increase staff, while 4% anticipate declines. Most respondents (86%) expect to maintain current personnel levels.
Thirty-seven percent of respondents said it is challenging to find skilled professionals.
According to a press release, the report also revealed:
- Businesses in the Mountain states project the most hiring activity, with a net 11% of executives from this region planning to add professional-level staff in the second quarter.
- Companies in the wholesale sector expect the most active hiring in the second quarter. A net 15% of executives anticipate staff additions.
- The legal field is expected to see the strongest hiring, with a net 29% of law firms planning to increase staff levels.
- Eighty-six percent of executives are at least somewhat confident in their organizations’ ability to grow in the second quarter; 40% are very confident.
The report is at http://www.roberthalf.us/per.