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INDUSTRY OUTLOOK


2014 FORECAST HIRING IN AVIATION


JSfirm.com, an online aviation-only job board, has released its 5th Annual Hiring Trends Survey. Jeff Richards, JSfirm.com Manager says, “This annual survey has proven to be accurate in past years at forecasting the hiring trends and is highly anticipated by the aviation industry.”


IN SUMMARY: • 400 aviation companies across various sectors were surveyed • 91% will hire in 2014 (up from 85% in 2013) • Skilled maintenance technicians will be in highest demand • April, May, and June will likely see the most hiring • 78% are projecting growth in 2014 (up from 67% in 2013) • 69% experienced an attrition rate of 10% or less • The #1 employee retention tool is “Recognition and Appreciation”


RESULTS: AVIATION INDUSTRY 2014 HIRING TRENDS AND EXPECTATIONS


Q1 - APPROXIMATELY HOW MANY PEOPLE DOES YOUR COMPANY EMPLOY?


Answers 1 - 10


11 - 30 31 - 50


51 - 100 101 - 200 201 - 500 501+


Responses 56


105 48 57 51 35 49


Percent 13.97% 26.18% 11.97% 14.21% 12.72% 8.73%


12.22%


Q2 - WERE ANY JOBS CUT FROM YOUR COMPANY LAST YEAR (2013)?


Answers None 1 - 5


6 - 10


11 - 20 21 - 50


51 - 100 101 - 200 201 +


Responses 273 82 21 9 7 5 2 1


Percent 68.25% 20.50% 5.25% 2.25% 1.75% 1.25% 0.50% 0.25%


Q3 - HOW MANY PEOPLE DID YOUR COMPANY HIRE LAST YEAR (2013)?


Answers None 1 - 5


6 - 10


11 - 20 21 - 50


51 - 100 101 - 200 201 +


Responses 26


166 50 42 43 24 21 29


Percent 6.48%


41.40% 12.47% 10.47% 10.72% 5.99% 5.24% 7.23%


By Jon Robbins


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