New employment figures within the direct marketing industry give one more reason why companies should continue to keep the recovery champagne on ice. According to the latest quarterly employment report from Bernhart Associates Executive Search, companies are becoming slightly more cautious about hiring.
During the upcoming quarter, 39% of respondents anticipate adding staff, compared with 43% that planned to do so in the second quarter. And 23% currently have hiring freeze in place, up slightly from 20% last quarter. Twice as many respondents anticipate layoffs during the third quarter