February, 2009

The Slashing May Slow

The last we time we were the bearer of bad news from a Watson Wyatt survey, 23% of companies were planning more layoffs. That percentage is way down: 13% of companies are now expecting to make layoffs. That’s partly because a lot of companies have already cut. In December, 39% of companies said…

Workforce Planning Is Hot; Are You Lagging Behind?

What’s hot in talent management changes quite often. Right now, there’s no hotter topic within the talent management community than workforce planning. The reasons are simple: with the current economy driving revenues down dramatically, many senior executives are examining how to plan ahead in order to increase their firms’ capabilities, reduce costs, and…

Internal Transfers Growing As Leading Source of Hire

(the chart in this story was updated February 23) Once again referrals have turned out to be the leading source of external hires in the annual CareerXroads source of hire survey. In 2008, 27.3 percent of the external hires made by the 45 large employers who completed the survey came from referrals made…