There were 8.3 million unemployed people at the end of last summer, according to the Bureau of Labor Statistics. Though that number is down from 2014, the skills needed to fill positions don’t align with what job seekers have to offer — or if they do, employers aren’t finding the right matches fast enough to let the unemployment rate settle down.
Companies are suffering, too. The longer positions sit open, productivity loss increases and more burdens lie with the rest of the team.
In order to piece the hiring puzzle together more efficiently and stop wondering why your company is not securing the best job candidates, recruiting teams need to focus on these four pain points that have a significant impact on hiring and applicant quality.
Here’s why you may not be getting the best candidates and what your team should focus on.