May 31, 2006

News & Opinion: For New Hires: Sink or Swim Week 4

By: Dylan Schleicher @ 5:00 PM – Filed under: Management & Workplace Culture

Welcome back to the SOS blog at 800-CEO-READ.
Here is some interesting data and disconnect:
According to National Association of Colleges and Employers (NACE) Employers expect their college hiring for 2005-06 to surpass that of 2004-05 by 13.8 percent. Unemployment rate at a low 4.7% in April, Signing bonuses, which waned in popularity as the economy stumbled, have returned in several industries.
Sixty-five percent of employers in 2005-06 are offering signing bonuses for technology-related positions, according to a poll by Mercer Human Resource Consulting.
Overall, there is an increase in chatter from employers that hiring is becoming more of a challenge.
But despite the heated job market, complaints from companies that they are challenged to find enough employees, Mercer Human Resource Consulting found that only 44% of employees ages 18 to 24 believe they are treated fairly on the job (compared with 64% of employees ages 45 to 55.
Why is there still such a dis-connect between employees and the companys that need them?

About Dylan Schleicher

Dylan Schleicher has been a part of the 800-CEO-READ claque since 2003. Even though he's stayed on at the company, he has not stayed put. After beginning in shipping & receiving, he joined customer service and accounting before moving into his current, highly elliptical orbit of duties overseeing the ChangeThis and In the Books websites, the company's annual review of books and in-house design. He lives with his wife and two children in the Washington Heights neighborhood on Milwaukee's West Side.