Economic uncertainty, not political gridlock, responsible for employers’ hiring decisions — SURVEY RESULTS
The political debate has raged for months: What is stifling employment in America? Now, a Workforce Planning Survey of executives at 100 Global 1000 companies shows that political gridlock and indecision have relatively little effect on employment decisions compared to economic uncertainty. In fact, in the survey, which was commissioned by Yoh, a provider of talent and outsourcing services, and conducted by Amplitude Research, only 9 percent of respondents said that political uncertainty will discourage them from adding personnel in 2012. On the other hand, 61 percent reported that economic uncertainty represents the greatest obstacle to increased hiring in the new year.