Alaant Hiring Index Survey - Fall 2020
RequiredRequired Question(s)
Required 1.
Number of employees:
1 - 10
11 - 50
51 - 100
101 - 200
201 - +
Required 2.
Since the start of the COVID-19 pandemic, hiring has:

Increased
No change
Decreased
Required 3.
If you have put hiring on hold, when do you expect it to resume?
Early in the new year (1-2 months)
In the spring (3-5 months)
In the summer (6-8 months)
In the fall (9-10 months)
At the start of 2022
Too soon to commit
We did not put hiring on hold
Required 4.
Is a significant portion of your staff (>50%) currently telecommuting as a result of the pandemic?

Yes
No
No change
Required 5.
If yes, how has productivity been affected?
Increased
Remained the same
Decreased
Required 6.
Over the next 6 months, I expect hiring to:
Increase
No change
Decrease
Required 7.
For 2021, my expectations for job growth can best be described as:
Very optimistic
Optimistic
Unsure
Pessimistic
Very pessimistic
Required 8.
The field showing the fastest-growing number of opportunities is:
Information Technology
Healthcare
Health and Safety
Science
Engineering
Other
Required 9.
As compared to the national economy, the regional economy is:
Much better
Better
About the same
Worse
Much worse
Required 10.
Over the next six months, I expect hiring to be:
A significant challenge
Challenging
Improving
Easy
Very easy
Required 11.
The biggest challenge affecting my ability to hire is:
Corporate finances
Overall business climate (including COVID-19 impact)
Tax/regulatory burdens
Health care costs
Business development
Skills gap
Salary/Wage demands
Required 12.
I am most successfully recruiting employees from:
Within my region
Outside my region
Mix of in/outside region
Required 13.
Are you actively considering remote employees to fill job openings?
Yes
No
Required 14.
If Joe Biden is certified as our next President, how would your hiring plans be affected?
We are more likely to increase hiring
There would be no impact
We are less likely to increase hiring
We are taking a wait-and-see approach