Corporate recruiting is kicking into high gear this year, with two-thirds of HR professionals reporting that they have “extensive” or “moderate” plans for hiring in 2012, the Allied Workforce Mobility Survey found.
Among the highlights from the report, which is sponsored by Allied Van Lines:
- Larger companies are the most bullish, with 80 percent planning for “extensive” or “moderate” recruiting.
- Only 6 percent of HR professionals surveyed believe that today’s workforce is not willing to relocate, and most believe it is “highly mobile” or “somewhat mobile.”
- Fifty-nine percent reported that the current economic context has had “no impact” on their ability to recruit and hire.
- Fifty-two percent of HR professionals say their recruiting programs are only “somewhat successful.”
- Only 38 percent rated social media as a good or excellent source for recruiting. Nearly two-thirds of HR professionals rated social media sites as “poor” or “fair” for recruiting, and many respondents said they do not use social media for recruitment at all.
The 2012 Allied Workforce Mobility Survey reflects input from 500 HR professionals on critical topics related to workforce mobility. The first set of results addressed recruiting and relocation. Other results will follow on May 21 and June 11.