Hiring professionals anticipate continued job creation in the first half of 2013 at a solid, but not stellar pace, according to a national survey conducted by Dice Holdings Inc.
Nearly half (46 percent) of hiring managers and recruiters expect additional hiring during the first half of 2013, virtually identical to the expectations for the first half of 2012, when hiring managers were asked to weigh in a year ago, the company said in a release. The survey included responses from more than 1,100 hiring managers from Nov. 14-20.
Forty-four percent of hiring managers and recruiters say current economic conditions are having no impact on their hiring plans. It appears the continued split on the pace of recruiting reflects the broad uncertainty that companies have been operating under for more than a year.
"As opposed to a fresh start, employers and employees seem to be entering 2013 ready to hold on to the status quo," said Scot Melland, chairman, president and CEO of Dice Holdings Inc., whose operations are based in Urbandale.
"While it may feel like a good amount of running in place, it's important to remember more than 1.3 million private sector jobs have been created this year and business conditions point to continued modest job growth," he said in a release.