Ah, what a difference five years can make — especially when those years transport the economy from bust to boom.

With Human Resources Professionals Week this week, Oct. 5-9, the brain trust at OfficeTeam (division of Robert Half consulting) took a look at key HR issues. They surveyed HR professionals on such matters as training, recruiting and retention, and then compared today's results with those from a 2010 OfficeTeam survey. Here's what they found:

The concern among human resources personnel that has risen in stature today compared to 2010 is recruiting. Whereas 23 percent listed recruiting as their top concern five years ago, this time, 36 percent said it was their biggest headache.

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Dan Cook

Dan Cook is a journalist and communications consultant based in Portland, OR. During his journalism career he has been a reporter and editor for a variety of media companies, including American Lawyer Media, BusinessWeek, Newhouse Newspapers, Knight-Ridder, Time Inc., and Reuters. He specializes in health care and insurance related coverage for BenefitsPRO.