Recruiting Woes

By on May 29, 2019 at 9:02am


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

Offer Rejections

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

Bad Hires

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.

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