A survey of large companies show that firms plan to increase hiring this year. Though they're starting to look outside for talent, hiring managers say it still helps to know someone on the inside.
"When asked about their hiring plans for the coming year, respondents said they plan to increase hiring in the U.S. by 17.5%, compared with 2012. In 2012, they said, they hired 8.6% fewer employees than in 2011. “This is the biggest upswing I’ve seen in ten years,” study author Gerry Crispin said"