SHRM Study Shows Positive Employer Hiring Trends
- A closer look across ranks – During the fourth quarter, managers and professionals (56%) will remain those most affected by layoffs while senior executives (8%) will remain the least-laid-off group. In between the two groups are: hourly service workers (35%); contract/temporary employees (31%); skilled manual workers (29%); and laborers/unskilled manual workers (25%).
- A closer look at sectors – Nonprofit organizations (71%) are most likely to maintain staffing levels during the fourth quarter, followed by the government sector (65%) and privately owned for-profit companies (64%). Roughly 50 percent of HR managers from publicly owned for-profit companies report plans to maintain staff numbers.
- Job cuts in the fourth quarter? – Overall, 14% of HR professionals said their organization will decrease staff during the fourth quarter. By sector, the responses show that 24% of surveyed HR managers expect cuts in government staffing and 22% expect such in publicly owned for-profit companies. Only 11% in privately owned for-profit companies report the same while more — 17% — anticipate cuts in the nonprofit sector.
- What happened in the third quarter? – During the third quarter of 2009, 30% of organizations cut staff — the government sector (41%) and privately owned for-profit organizations (31%) cut more jobs than other sectors. Publicly owned for-profit companies (30%) and the nonprofit (28%) sector followed closely.