CareerBuilder Survey Reports Top Five (5) Trends for 2015

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renee for news.jpgResults from CareerBuilder’s annual job forecast survey for 2015 yielded some very positive news for job seekers in that employers will be hiring more for both full-time and part-time positions in the coming year. The survey also reveals coming trends in the workplace for 2015.

 

The top five (5) trends we can expect are as follows:

 

Increases in Minimum Wage

 

Forty-five percent (45%) of employers intend to raise the minimum wage at their company in 2015. 

 

Small Businesses Will See Growth

 

Twenty-nine percent (29%) of small businesses (<250 employees) will grow in 2015 by adding full-time, permanent employees.

 

Tighter Education Criteria in Recruiting

 

Twenty-eight percent (28%) of companies will seek candidates with Master’s degrees to fill positions previously held by employees with 4-year degrees.  Thirty-seven percent (37%) of companies will seek candidates with 4-year degrees to fill positions previously held by employees with high school diplomas.

 

Increases in Part-Time Hiring

 

Twenty-three percent (23%) of employers plan to recruit more part-time employees in 2015, up six points over 2014. 

 

Down With Cubicles

 

While some employers still maintain that offices and conference rooms with walls create a quieter and more productive work environment, 13 percent of employers reported they will be moving to an open space floor plan in 2015 for a more collaborative workspace.  This type of open floor plan will also save in construction costs when expanding.

 

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The national survey was conducted on behalf of CareerBuilder by Harris Poll from November 4 to December 2, 2014 and included a representative sample of 2,192 hiring managers and human resource professionals across industries

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