Survey Shows Nearly Half of Local Businesses Conducted Layoffs & Implemented Salary Freezes in 2009

Reason for optimism though as 40% of firms plan to hire in q1 2010


Stamford, CT. [December 10, 2009] It is with great excitement that human resources consulting firm, OperationsInc (OI) and management consulting firm, Performance-Solutions-Group, Inc. (PSG), announce the results of their Trends in Benefits and the Workplace Survey — part of a series of HR-centric surveys relating to today’s workforce. 144 organizations in the Fairfield / NY Metro Area participated in this survey which focused on how businesses are presently reacting to the challenging economic climate & what their hiring plans are as we look to 2010.

The key findings from our survey:

  • In 2009 nearly 45% of the firms surveyed conducted a layoff
  • The same percentage (45%) implemented some type of a salary freeze
  • 40% of those surveyed expect to hire new employees in q1 2010

” We were stuck but not surprised by the high percentages of companies in our survey that conducted layoffs and implemented salary freezes in 2009,” said David Lewis, CEO of OperationsInc. “That being said, it certainly is encouraging to see projections for hiring activity in the coming months.”

Founded by David Lewis in 2001, OperationsInc ( specializes in HR solutions for small businesses and HR professionals. OperationsInc’s portfolio of offerings includes such services as: Human Resources Outsourcing, Recruitment Management Services, Benefits Administration, Outplacement Services, Exit Interview Services, Payroll Administration and Management and Staff Training.

Performance-Solutions-Group, Inc. (PSG) ( is a management consulting firm based in Stamford, CT founded by Wil Brewer in 2006, specializing in performance management, pay-for-performance compensation and diagnostic online surveys.

OperationsInc and Performance-Solutions-Group, Inc are both located at 992 High Ridge Road, Second Floor, Stamford, CT 06905.

David Lewis can be reached at (203) 322-0538 or and Wil Brewer can be reached at 203-653-4692 or

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