Hiring Will Pick Up A Bit In Sept.

shrm_line_sept10.pngSeptember hiring will tick up slightly as the rest of September plays out, the Society for Human Resource Management says in its monthly Leading Indicators of National Employment (LINE) report.

The upshot: Hiring will be slower than it has been in the recent months, but it’s much better than a year ago. Meanwhile, recruiting for certain key positions will become slightly more difficult, and new-hire salaries will bump up a little to compensate.

Vacancies in salaried positions are also more prevalent than a year before, with 17.8 percent of responding service-sector companies reporting more vacancies and 13.7 percent reporting fewer vacancies. (The LINE report covers just the manufacturing and service sectors, but those sectors together make up the bulk of jobs in the country.)

Small steps, people.