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The Ongoing Impact of the Recession Series


This is the third year that SHRM has conducted this survey examining how the economic recession is impacting employers in the U.S.  The study looks specifically at topics such as recruiting and skill gaps, organizational financial health and hiring, and global competition and hiring strategies.  In addition to providing overall results for U.S. organizations, there is a California-level report and there are industry-level reports for each of the eight sectors included in the sample.  The most recent survey was conducted August 28-September 14, 2012, and the sample included 3,481 HR professionals from eight different industries in SHRM’s membership.  Where possible, data are compared with results from previous years.

2013 Releases

 Industry-specific results:

California results:

Overall results:

Related research:

SHRM Foundation Executive Briefing: Closing the Manufacturing Skills Gap

2012 Releases

In the spring of 2012, an update was conducted for the manufacturing industry:

Overall results:

Industry-specific results are reported separately for each of the eight industries included in the sample:

2010 Releases

The Ongoing Impact of the Recession is a replication of this 2010 study, and results are compared in the above findings where possible.

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