Lack of qualified applications is the biggest challenge in recruitment: Survey

Posted on 20th May 2016 | 1010 views

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Hiring managers find it difficult to find right talent within the stipulated time period because of the scarcity of resources. Companies unable to deliver talent as per the new geographies or business lines, the in-house team may have limited knowledge of these domains. Startups are facing with the issue of lack of brand visibility among prospective candidates. Recent survey by wisdomjobs.com found interesting facts about challenges in recruiting talent.

- 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. 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.

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