State of U.S. Hiring: First Half of 2022

By Robert Half on January 30, 2022 at 4:00am

STATE OF U.S. HIRING

First Half of 2022

Companies’ plans for hiring permanent staff:*

65% Adding new positions
33% Filling vacated positions
2% Not filling vacated positions or creating new ones
1% Eliminating positions

PRACTICE AREA

Finance 65%
Technology 68%
Marketing 69%
Legal 57%
Administrative and Customer Support 72%
Human Resources 68%

COMPANY SIZE (by number of employees)

20-499 64%
500-999 72%
1,000+ 63%

Top hiring strategies:

1. Increasing starting salaries
2. Offering remote options
3. Providing signing bonuses

Biggest benefit of hiring fully remote workers:

54% More applications from skilled candidates
45% Greater compensation flexibility
34% Quicker hiring process

* Responses do not total 100% due to rounding

Source: Robert Half survey of more than 2,300 senior managers in the U.S.

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