A positive outlook for recruitment in 2016

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The Robert Walters Global Salary Survey for 2016 has been released. The annual survey contains recruitment market updates, hiring advice and benchmarks salaries across our global markets.

Here we discuss the outlook for the US in 2016.

 

 

 

Hiring trends across the US

While hiring activity across the United States is not yet back to pre-recession levels, job opportunities and salaries are increasing - albeit at a reduced pace compared to previous recoveries. The country's steady growth continued in 2015 and companies took a measured approach to recruitment as they continued to operate in 'recuperation' mode.

During the year we saw salaries increasing, on average, between 2-4%, with large incremements for exceptional candidates in niche roles. We expect these trends to continue in 2016, with companies focusing on job creation as well as replacement hiring, in turn presenting improved opportunities for candidates. Organizations are also likely to accelerate the recruitment process as they compete for top tier talent.

Overall, the outlook for recruitment in the USA is fairly positive, although we expect the pattern of steady growth to continue for a number of years before job creation and salary inflation really increase again.

Overall, the outlook for recruitment in the USA is fairly positive, although we expect the pattern of steady growth to continue for a number of years before job creation and salary inflation really increase again.

About the Global Salary Survey

Now in its sixteenth edition, the Robert Walters annual Global Salary Survey is the most comprehensive review of professional salaries and recruitment trends around the world.

The comprehensive book, covering 24 countries, is free and covers the UK and Ireland, Continental Europe, the Middle East, Africa, Asia, Australia and New Zealand as well as North and South America.The Global Salary Survey is based on the analysis of permanent, interim and contract placements made across each of our geographies and recruitment disciplines during 2015.

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For a more in-depth look at our expectations for the recruitment market in New York and San Francisco, download the full version of the 2016 US Salary Survey.

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