34% of Companies Plan on Raising Headcount This Year

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Around 34% of mid-sized and big companies in Hungary plan to raise headcount this year, according to an annual survey of HR managers and corporate executives at close to 250 businesses by staffing company Randstad Hungary, writes hrportal.hu. 

The ratio is down from 89% in the survey conducted a year earlier. 

Around 97% of respondents plan pay rises this year, most in the 6-15% range. About 71% of companies put higher payroll costs among their biggest challenges, while 61% mentioned higher operating costs and 43% bigger energy bills. 

To respond to those challenges, 62% of companies plan to reassess labor needs, while 50% aim to cut operating costs, 48% suspend recruitment, 39% raise prices, and 35% take steps to save energy.

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