Still Can’t Find That Right Person To Hire?

A new study done by the Executive Corporate Board showed that companies are seeing fewer applicants per job opening compared to 2010.  However, they are still complaining that not enough of the applicants are truly qualified.  Only 35% of the applicants met the basic education, skills and experience requirements for the jobs listed up from 32% in 2010. 

Three reasons why this is happening:  1) applicants are applying online to several job openings whether or not they are truly qualified for the job; 2) companies are expanding the scope of the job requirements; thus making it more difficult for them to find the right fit; and 3) companies are watching their fixed costs more closely so they are being more selective about the people they hire in order to reduce their risk of hiring the wrong person.


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