From American Express Open Forum:
Are you in a hiring quandary? All signs point to more businesses, big and small, planning to add to head counts. And many employees are itching to make a change after years of doing more work for the same (or even less) pay. Others simply feel they’ve been stagnating in their jobs for the past few years, and can’t wait to spread their wings at a new company.
So either you’ll need to hire because a current employee leaves for greener pastures, or you’ll want to hire because you’ve got more business than you can handle. Still, you’re leery of the expense involved. What’s a small business owner to do?
Consider hiring a new college grad. If you typically don’t think of recent graduates as a source of employees for your business, it’s time to think again. A survey late last year by the National Association of Colleges and Universities found employers were planning to hire 9.5 percent more graduates from the class of 2012 than from the class of 2011.
A similar study by the Collegiate Employment Research Institute at Michigan State University reports hiring of new college graduates will increase by 7 percent, and described employers as more optimistic about the college labor market than they have been since the pre-recession days of 2007… continue reading at American Express’ OpenForum.com.