While it’s true that most companies will start to look at their strategic plans for 2016 in the 4th quarter, it’s a myth that companies don’t hire during this time period.
A Team Staffing actually sees an uptick in activity as the fall and winter seasons approach. This year in particular figures to finish strong with the CFPB/TRID roll-out, ACA (Affordable Care Act) compliance, escheatment, vacation coverages…and of course, flu season coverage. While many candidate are waiting for the New Year to get their job search started, we encourage candidates to apply now and get a head start.
We see it time and time again: employees who get noticed with their performance tend to turn their “temporary” jobs into long-term career opportunities. This is true across multiple industry segments, as shown by this article, posted October 8th, 2015, from staffingindustry.com.
The survey found 34% of employers plan to add full-time, permanent employees in the fourth quarter, up from the 29% who planned to hire in the fourth quarter of 2014 and 25% in the last quarter of 2013.
And hiring rose when reviewing the third quarter, according to the survey; 39% of employers added full-time, permanent headcount in the third quarter, up from 34% in the third quarter of last year and 28% in 2013. Only 10% decreased headcount in the past quarter, unchanged from the third quarter of last year.
Seasonal hiring activity over the next three months is also expected to show notable year-over-year gains. The survey found 33% of employers expect to hire seasonal employees in the fourth quarter, up from 26% who planned the same last year. Additionally, 57% expect to transition some seasonal staff into full-time, permanent roles, up from 42% last year.