6 biggest recruitment challenges
The biggest challenge for employers is still (unsurprisingly) the same: finding good quality candidates. A research study released asked 1100 recruiters across Canada and the US to rank the most difficult challenges facing them today.
The top six challenges as reported by recruiters, listed in order, are:
1) Finding good candidates
2) Filling positions fast
3) Engaged hiring managers
4) Managing applicants
5) Poor job descriptions
6) Negotiating offers
Employers also reported that they expected their number of employees to grow this year by an average of 12%, indicating the competition for high quality candidates will likely increase as well.
And what are the skills that constitute a good candidate? A survey (as discussed in this Workopolis article) found that nearly 60% of candidates were pursuing mid-level or managerial positions. However, hiring managers said that most of the candidates were lacking the critical managerial skills needed for these roles. The top three were reported as strategic perspective, global outlook and business acumen.
So what can you do? Don’t forget about retaining the talent you already have. A happy workforce leads to a better reputation, which can attract more applicants. And don’t forget about confidential recruitment environments like Workopolis—it’s still the first place that in-demand talent explores new opportunities.
What do you find to be the biggest challenge of recruiting?
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