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Employers Plan To Hire In The Second Half Of 2018


As employers grapple with a highly competitive hiring environment that is causing prolonged job vacancies across the U.S., workers are reaping the benefits. According to CareerBuilder’s Midyear Job Forecast, 63% of U.S. employers plan to hire full-time, permanent workers in the second half of 2018, up from 60% last year. A substantial percentage of employers hiring in the second half of 2018 is expecting to offer higher salaries and various perks, such as signing bonuses, extra paid time off, free lunches and the ability to work remotely, to attract and keep the talent they need. A poll of 1,023 hiring and human resource managers reveals:

  • 63% say they plan to hire full-time, permanent workers in the second half of 2018 (up from 60% who said the same last year)
  • 50% report that it is taking them longer to fill jobs today compared to any other period of time
  • As a result, 45% say they plan to increase starting salaries on new job offers in the back half of 2018
  • And 71% say they believe they have to pay entry-level workers more money because of tight talent pools

Other perks companies say they going to use to entice employees to include:

  • 36% casual dress code
  • 31% employee discounts
  • 25% ability to work remotely
  • 22% extra paid time off
  • 21% signing bonus
  • 14% free lunches
  • 12% gym memberships
  • 10% work from home Fridays
  • 8% daycare