Whether you’re currently looking to hire some new employees or you’re a candidate searching for a job, some of the top hiring trends for 2013 could yield some valuable information. The report, put together by CareerBuilder, surveyed some 2,611 hiring managers and 3,991 workers.

  1. Employers still have mixed feelings concerning hiring. The percent of employers expecting to hire full-time, permanent employees is trending up this year, but so is the percent of employers who plan to decrease headcount.
  2. The top market segments for hiring in 2013 are expected to be:
    • Sales
    • Information Technology
    • Customer Service
    • Engineering
    • Production
    • Business Development
    • Administrative
    • Research and Development
    • Accounting and Finance
    • Marketing
  3. Roughly 40% of employers plan on turning to staffing and recruiting agencies this year as they increase their temporary and contract staff.
  4. Small businesses are split on hiring as well. Many are showing confidence in hiring plans for the year, but many are also still concerned with financial stability.
  5. In some markets employers are seeing a shortage of skilled workers. This is leading to three specific trends that workers should look out for in 2013:
    • Employers are scouting talent at other organizations, whether solicited or not
    • More employers are willing to increase compensation to retain and attract top talent
    • Employers are creating the right candidate instead of waiting, by training within the organization

To review the full article and download CareerBuilder’s complete 2013 hiring forecast, follow this link http://thehiringsite.careerbuilder.com/2012/12/26/2013-hiring-forecast/#comments.