Survey: Companies Hiring More External Candidates

For the first time in 10 years, organizations are going outside of their walls to fill open positions. That’s according to the 2013 Source of Hire Survey released this week by CareerXroads, an HR consultancy in New Jersey. “A new survey shows that nearly 42 percent of 185,450 open positions at 37 large firms were filled with internal hires last year,” reports Lauren Weber of The Wall Street Journal. Weber explains that the number rises during bad times as employers opt for internal candidates rather than search for external talent. Read this post for more about hiring plans for the coming year.