As we come to a close of the first month of the year, it’s a good time to reflect on how things are going especially in the world of work. PWC provided their analysis of trends facing 2013. One of the highlights of the report indicates that the cost of labor has gone up although overall employee ROI has gone down. Part of the reason for this is due to the fact that the US workforce is becoming more professional and outsourcing lower value jobs to align organizations and costs.
The Herman Group’s research supports a bit of this shift to more professional workforces and capabilities by indicating recruiting in certain sectors like healthcare and technology will increase and that there will be work shortages in many areas although US unemployment will remain relatively high.
These indicators reveal that while uncertainty remains, there are glimmers of hope in the overall hiring landscape. Blocked opportunities due to a poor economy or other factors can create new opportunities or new growth industries. If you are a job seeker or looking to change careers, there might be more ways to get ahead if you keep your radar up and read the tea leaves properly.
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