43% of hiring/HR managers are concerned top workers will leave their organizations this year.
As the Great Recession eked on, many companies were forced to lay off valuable professionals. And those workers have turned to jobs they're overqualified for to make ends meet – if they can find work at all. But the tide is turning, according to a recent survey from CareerBuilder. The era of downsizing may be at an end and many companies are worried their best employees are going to seek greener pastures and higher salaries elsewhere. Hirers admit they're struggling to fill open positions with qualified, skilled workers. And for IT pros, the news is even brighter, as many companies have "must fill" tech openings and a shortage of qualified prospects. "This places an extra burden on companies trying to recruit for these positions, as well as the managers expected to retain the talent they already have," says Rosemary Haefner, vice president of human resources at CareerBuilder. Nearly 3,025 hiring managers and human resources professionals and 7,780 U.S. workers took part in the survey.
Dennis McCafferty is a freelance writer for Baseline Magazine.
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