Who's Doing the Hiring?
According to an academic study that looked at 8 million online job postings, recruitment firms (which solicit
applications for third parties) and staffing firms (which hire employees for lease to other firms) account for 74
percent of vacancy postings and attract 60 percent of all applications.
Source: University of Chicago Booth School of Business
Compiled by Michael J. O'Brien
Illustrations by Marthe Roberts/Shea
Source: Korn Ferry, Los Angeles Source: Optum Resource Center for Health and Well-being, Eden Prairie, Minn.
Working and Caregiving
A survey of 3,000 non-professional caregivers finds that more than half (52 percent) are
employed either full-time ( 39 percent) or part-time ( 13 percent).
Source: Transamerica Institute, Los Angeles
Job or Career?
More than half (55 percent) of
3,462 U.S. workers surveyed say
they have "just a job" and not a
career, and 38 percent of these
workers report they are likely to
change jobs by the end of
Source: CareerBuilder, Chicago
The Value of Top-Rated
Source: VitalSmarts, Provo, Utah
Source: HR Certification Institute, Alexandria, Va.
are three times more
valuable to the
to a survey of