Lack of qualified applicants is the biggest challenge in recruiting top talent: survey

Posted on 19th Feb 2016 | 1005 views

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Recent survey found interesting facts about challenges in recruiting talent. The surveyed candidates mentioned that skill shortage is the biggest advantage recruitment facing today. As they are unable to find the right talent for the jobs they are posting. Over 30% respondents mentioned that not having salary benchmark is a big challenge, 20% mentioned recruitment process management and 18% mentioned lack of qualified applicants as a big challenge. The other facts are 16% mentioned as applying too many candidates, 10% mentioned inadequate recruitment budget as the biggest challenge. Over 5% mentioned as inadequate recruitment staff and job offers getting rejected. The other problems including lack of available applicants, lack of relevant experience in the market ,lack of technical competence ,lack of industry-specific qualifications and certifications and lack of workplace competencies and soft skills.

- Among them, 34% feel that able to highlight the job vacancy in visible location would make hiring easier, 10% opined that filtering the candidates by various settings may make hiring easier. Meanwhile, 48% of recruiters feel finding senior level managers is extremely difficult. To overcome this, 85% of employers feel that it is important to research market salaries before offering job offer to the candidates. On the flipside, 95% of jobseekers feel that it is important to research market salaries before offering job offer to the candidates. Besides, 37% of employers feel that searching million of profiles with a quick search tool are the right way to hire candidates.

- Over 28% of job seekers found that jobs posting is the best way to find a job. Nearly 21% of employers found that posting vacancies on a website is the best way to hire, 23% of jobseekers found their current job through an online professional network or job portal. Training and development porgrammes, skill advancement courses and learning programmes may develop the skills of a candidate.

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