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By Robert Half September 29, 2016 at 7:28pm

What’s the Hardest Part of the Hiring Process?

What aspect of the hiring process do you find most difficult?

31% Generating interest from qualified candidates
28% Developing compensation packages and negotiating salaries
14% Reviewing application materials
13% Creating job descriptions
10% Asking the right interview questions

What’s the most common reason candidates turn down a job offer from your company?

35% Accepted another job offer or counteroffer
27% Compensation and benefits are lower than expected
17% Limited opportunities for career growth or advancement
9% Poor fit with the job description
7% Limited employee perks
3% Poor fit with the corporate culture

Source: The Creative Group survey of 400 U.S. marketing and advertising executives. Top responses shown.

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