Hiring expectations have rebounded from six months ago when elevated uncertainty gripped the economy, according to a national survey conducted by Dice. More than half (51 percent) of hiring managers and recruiters say they plan additional hiring during the second half of 2012, as compared to the first half of 2012. This outcome is an improvement from expectations at year-end when 47 percent of hiring managers believed additional hiring would occur in the first half of 2012 and identical to respondents' expectations one year ago. Hiring managers and recruiters appear to be seeing improvement in the environment. More than a quarter (26 percent) said current conditions have sparked an increase in their companies' and clients' hiring plans, up from 21 percent six months ago, while those curtailing hiring plans declined to 23 percent from 30 percent over the same time frame. Read the full story on the Dice Holdings website.