Hiring Trends To Look For In The New Year

Career Builder’s survey of Expected Trends for 2008 is out. The pdf download for the report is here, but a quick list was out together by Maureen Sharib of TechTrak.

EIGHT MAJOR TRENDS FOR 2008 #1 Bigger Paychecks #2 More Flexible Work Arrangements #3 Screening Candidates via the Internet #4 Rehiring Retirees #5 Diversity Recruitment #6 Freelance or Contract Hiring #7 More Comprehensive Healthcare Benefits and Special Perks #8 Career Advancement

Hiring trends for 2007 were below 2006, but still strong, adding an additional 118,000 jobs on average each month. Forecasted trends show most companies planning to hold even, with about a third looking to increase full-time or part-time hiring.