One-Fourth of Companies Hiring for HR Positions

December 17, 2014 – About one in four organizations (27 percent) are hiring for human resource positions in the last quarter of 2014, according to the results of the HR Jobs Pulse Survey released by the Society for Human Resource Management (SHRM). Among the companies with HR position openings, HR generalists were in the highest demand (53 percent), followed by positions in employment/recruitment (22 percent), benefits and administration (both 20 percent), and compensation and employee relations (both 15 percent). “Like most of the job market, hiring in the HR industry remains relatively low,” said Deb Cohen, senior vice president of knowledge development at SHRM, “though we have seen an increase from January, when we conducted the last survey.” SHRM surveyed 491 respondents from a randomly selected sample of its members throughout the U.S.

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