Although US business growth may be slowing, there are still plenty of good positions with good wages from good companies looking for the best staff. Tech-based companies like Dell are laying off - but staffing expert Brandi Clark with Robert Half says the competition for the best is still fierce. "Accounting and Finance are very competitive. I'd even argue that depending on Tech Skill Sets - that that's a very competitive market right now!"
Keeping the best requires a raise. She says, " The industries we work in the Houston market are still seeing challenges getting the best people. Every time I sit down with a 'C-Level' (CEO,CFO,COO, etc.) executive, staff retention is at the front of their mind!"
Although US business growth may be slowing, there are still plenty of good positions with good wages from good companies looking for the best staff.
"The market is still very competitive. There are 2 roles available for every 1 person looking. Right now clients (of hers) are having to offer more compensation to them to keep competitive."
And to keep their best staff they must dangle the carrot of substantial raises and perks - even in those tech jobs. The most job postings for tech positions are in the professional, scientific and technical services...finance and insurance... and manufacturing areas.
Economists argue that fat raises will push the inflation rate all the higher.