Recovery Impacts Recruitment

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    North America’s slow but steady economic recovery has had an impact on recruitment, says a global research study. The ‘Michael Page Global HR Barometer 2013’ shows 90 per cent of businesses in North America are planning to recruit in 2013, compared to 76 per cent of organizations in Europe. It also found that a solid recruitment and talent acquisition strategy is the top priority for 2013 for HR leaders in North America. Compensation and benefits rank second. Despite being a key area of focus for HR professionals, for half of businesses the search for good candidates remains ‘difficult’ or ‘very difficult.’ As a result, North American HR departments and companies are adopting multiple channels to source the best talent with 96 per cent using online job posting sites, 88 per cent using their own company websites, and 75 per cent employing recruitment consultancies.