In an economy that is recovering from a major recession, it should be easy to find the right candidates to fill the open positions in your company. In fact, there is an overabundance of people still looking for work. However, that does not seem to stop the issues many companies face when hiring, as the following five examples show.
Not Enough Experience
The market is flooded with young adult workers every year. They are looking for work at the same time that their parents and grandparents are looking for work. As good as it is to have strong, healthy, motivated bodies to work, none of these young adults have the experience needed to fill the positions most companies want to fill.
If you have ever looked at a resume and seen that a person had a long work history but then concluded that he/she was not the right candidate because of “splinter skills,” then you know exactly what this means. For everyone else, “splinter skills” means that a candidate has lots of skills in a multitude of areas, a jack of all trades but a master of none, so to speak. Hiring someone with splinter skills is a risk because the company has to “fill in the blanks” where the candidate’s training is lacking. That is a very costly and time-consuming process.
Candidates Apply and Then Do Not Show up for the Interview
It is a shocking behavior that is becoming a trend. Candidates apply for the open positions, are scheduled for interviews, and then do not show up to the interviews. What is even more stunning is that they do not call, email or provide an explanation for this behavior. They just quit before things ever get started. Then the company has to look for other potential candidates who might do the same thing.
The Ever-Common Skills Gap
So you find a great candidate with an outgoing personality that will bring the right flare to the office, they have the education requirements, but they lack one vital skill-and it’s a major requirement for the position. Sure you could train the candidate for the position, but there are some things that you just can’t teach. Plus, training costs money which sometimes you just don’t have. In your time of need you can always turn to SuitsOn Staffing to find the right candidate the first time.
The Candidates You Want Are Juggling Other Offers
This is probably the most challenging issue of all — the better offer. Candidates you want, know they are in demand and may have received other, better offers. When your company cannot meet or match that offer, you are left floundering after any other fish in the sea that might not be as good.
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