While the U.S. economy remains in-flux, there's no denying the fact that the unemployment rate – currently at 8.1 percent – is the lowest it's been since 2009.

As such, more companies are ramping up recruiting efforts, as seen in the recent 2012 Allied Workforce Mobility Survey. Two-thirds of HR administration professionals reported that they have "extensive" or "moderate" plans for hiring in 2012, with larger companies (10,000 or more employees) more apt to hire than smaller firms.

Researchers also found that the majority of those polled (59 percent) said economic conditions have had no impact on their ability to recruit and hire workers, while 21 percent actually said they're having a positive impact. This may be due to the fact that more workers, having previously been stuck in jobs they were unhappy with because they had no other prospects, are now able to explore their options a little more.

The ability to secure top talent remains elusive for many, however. A mere 50 percent said they've been able to land their top candidates, a reflection of the more competitive job market. 

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