70 Percent Companies Plan to Add Headcount in 2020: LaSalle Network Annual Report

Fourth-Annual Report from Staffing, Recruiting, Culture Firm Identifies Key Hiring Trends, Challenges Companies Anticipate for 2020

CHICAGO – LaSalle Network, a national staffing, recruiting and culture firm, publishes its fourth-annual report, “2020 Hiring Trends & Challenges,” which outlines data collected from 100 Operations, Finance and Human Resources leaders on hiring trends and strategies in 2020.

Highlights from the report include:

According to the data, 70 percent plan to add headcount in 2020 and the top three areas they will be adding roles are in accounting and finance, sales, and IT.

The top three hiring challenges for 2020

  1. Finding skilled workers
  2. Identifying candidates who fit the culture
  3. Meeting compensation requirements

Where companies are increasing spend in 2020

  1. Technology
  2. Training and development
  3. Marketing/PR/advertising

Benefits companies plan to add in 2020

  1. Professional development opportunities
  2. 401(K) match
  3. Parental leave

Legislative changes organizations are focused on in 2020

  1. The Workplace Transparency Act
  2. The legalization of recreational marijuana
  3. The Overtime Exemption Act

Click here to download the full “2020 Hiring Trends & Challenges” report and how this year’s findings compare to previous years.

For more information on LaSalle Network, contact Heather Youkhana at 312-496-6562 or hyoukhana@lasallenetwork.com.


About LaSalle Network

LaSalle Network is a national staffing, recruiting and culture firm with business units that specialize in accounting and finance, administrative, call center, healthcare revenue cycle, human resources, management resources, marketing, sales, supply chain, technology and executive search. Since inception in 1998, LaSalle has worked with thousands of clients and placed more than 70,000 candidates in temporary, temporary-to-permanent and permanent positions. LaSalle Network has been listed on Inc. Magazine’s 500/5000 “Fastest-Growing Privately Held Companies in America” list for 12 years, Inc. Magazine’s 2016 and 2018 “50 Best Workplaces,” Forbes’ 2018 and 2019 “America’s Best Professional Recruiting Firms” list, Fortune’s “Best Small & Medium Companies to Work For” and “Best Workplaces in Consulting & Professional Services” in 2018 and 2019, and Crain’s Chicago Business’ “Best Places to Work” list from 2014 to 2018. The firm has offices in downtown Chicago, Nashville, Oak Brook and Schaumburg. For more information, please call 312-419-1700 or visit www.lasallenetwork.com.

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