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Human Resources’ Top Future Hiring Needs

Chicago, Illinois (PRESS RELEASE – July 3, 2009) – TalentDrive, the creator of the advanced SaaS sourcing technology, TalentFilterSM, just today released the results from the recent “What Steps Are You Taking to Leverage this Recession” April through June 2009 survey. The economic recovery survey found that 50% of HR Professionals surveyed are actively preparing for the return of hiring and “the other side” of the recession.

When asked what positions HR will be struggling the hardest to fill, 60% claimed Information Technology (IT) talent is anticipated to be the most in-demand, followed by Sales and Operations both at 30%. Although 50% claim to be proactively preparing for the hiring return, TalentDrive when on to ask how confident they are in their department’s readiness to handle the influx of open positions and hiring needs. 50% of the respondents said “yes”, they are prepared for future hiring needs, while the other 50% claimed “maybe”.

The survey went on to ask what areas HR plans to spend the largest portion of its budget, once the recession turns. 100% of those surveyed said they would invest in implementing new marketing tactics to help recruit new talent, while 50% said they would be investing directly in re-hiring full-time employees.

Over 8,000 F1000 Companies and HR Professionals were surveyed. This survey was conducted between April 23rd, 2009 and June 23rd, 2009.

In summary, the survey found these key points:
50% of HR Professionals are proactively preparing for employment recovery
60% anticipate Information Technology (IT) talent to be the most in-demand
50% of HR Departments feel confident they are adequately prepared for the influx of hiring; 50% said “maybe”
100% of HR Departments plan to invest in implementing new marketing tactics to recruit, while 50% plan to invest directly in re-hiring full time employees

“I was pleased to find the majority of HR Professionals surveyed proactively preparing for the return of hiring. Although no one can predict without a doubt when the hiring spike will occur, I feel strongly that HR Departments need to make use of this recession by pipelining candidates and planning budget allocation according to business initiatives beforehand. With 100% of those surveyed investing in new marketing tactics, not only is there increased B2B spending on the horizon, but TalentDrive is pleased to offer a technology that provides a creative new solution to proactively target candidates via online recruitment marketing,” Sean Bisceglia, CEO TalentDrive.

About TalentDrive:

TalentDrive has released the industry’s most innovative SaaS sourcing solution, TalentFilterSM. Over 55 global companies have helped us develop one of the most easy to use, on-demand,talent sourcing tools on the market. As a subscriber, our recruitment technology sweeps and unifies thousands of paid and free resume databases in one location. TalentFilterSM then matches, hierarchies the results, and provides contact through auto scheduling for candidate interviews, chosen by you. In addition, through powerful analytics you are able to manage your ROI for online recruiting. TalentFilterSM now services the United States, Europe, and The Pacific Rim. One search, one location, one technology.One search, one location, one technology. Thousands of sources.