Hiring Process Hurdles
What aspect of the hiring process do you find most difficult?
|35% Generating interest from qualified candidates|
|20% Asking the right interview questions|
|19% Developing compensation packages and negotiating salaries|
|13% Reviewing application materials|
|12% Creating job descriptions|
Cities with the most managers who say generating interest is the top challenge:
|#1: Indianapolis, Nashville (46%)|
|#2: Cleveland, Sacramento (45%)|
|#3: Minneapolis (44%)|
|#4: Chicago (43%)|
|#5: Cincinnati (39%)|
Job Description Dilemmas
What’s the greatest challenge when developing job descriptions for open positions at your company?
|29% Identifying essential vs. “nice-to-have” qualifications|
|24% Identifying the necessary interpersonal and soft skills|
|20% Accurately describing job duties|
|16% Describing the company in a compelling way|
|11% Determining the appropriate job title|
What’s the most common reason candidates turn down a job offer from your company?
|30% Compensation and benefits are lower than expected|
|30% Accepted another job offer or counteroffer|
|13% Limited opportunities for career growth or advancement|
|12% Poor fit with the job description|
|8% Poor fit with the corporate culture|
|7% Limited employee perks|
Aside from poor performance, what’s most likely to lead to a failed hire?
|30% Mismatched skill set|
|26% Unclear performance expectations|
|23% Personality conflicts|
|21% Failure to fit into the corporate culture|
Source: Robert Half survey of more than 2,800 senior managers in the United States
© 2019 Robert Half International Inc. An Equal Opportunity Employer M/F/Disability/Veterans.