Here’s to the end of a crazy year. Record highs and record lows usually don’t happen in the same year but they did this year for RMA and others. November and December helped us end strong with some good momentum going into the new year. There are positive signs almost anywhere you look that indicate more jobs will be available in 2010. A recent article quote on Reuters:
“One-fifth of employers plan to add full-time, permanent employees next year, up from 14 percent in 2009, according to CareerBuilder.com, an online jobs site that surveyed more than 2,700 hiring managers and human resource professionals.
Just 9 percent said they plan to cut head count in 2010, down from 16 percent in 2009, according to the nationwide survey.”
The article went on to say that 37% of employers said they were going to take advantage of the increased available talent pool to upgrade their work force by replacing underperformers in 2010. As if, there were more than enough top performers to go around for all of them to have their pick. It sure is a whole lot easier to say or even write than it is to do.
How quickly we forget that there’s a reaon we call them TOP PERFORMERS. There will always be fewer of them than there are companies who need and want them. That’s how and why reputable established search firms survive recessions.
SO, just call me the 2010 Paul Revere of corporate america. THE 2010 WAR FOR TALENT IS COMING!!! THE 2010 WAR FOR TALENT IS COMING!!! I sure hope blogging works as well as the horse and a set of lungs did in the late 1700’s.