The first signs of fall are upon us: kids are back in school, leaves are starting to change and temperatures are cooling. The holidays may feel far away but will be here before we know it. For consumer goods companies, that means now is the time to ramp up production to ensure inventory volume for the holiday season.
A recent survey conducted by the Oregon Employment Department indicates that businesses are having trouble hiring for many vacant positions, as Oregon employers reported that almost half of their job vacancies in 2013 were “difficult to fill.”
It’s not too surprising that most companies hire internally. From a 2011 survey of 200 companies, internal hiring accounted for 41 percent of all hiring. In this weak economy, internal hiring is likely to increase as companies assume that it is the most cost-effective hiring solution.
Chances are, when you’re considering hiring seasonal or temporary employees, you need them in a pinch during an extremely busy period in your industry. While you may consider having your HR Department process the hires to save a few dollars, there might be a huge headache waiting in the wings during an already stressful and hectic time for your workplace.