Your Recruiting Job Got Harder

Screen Shot 2014-05-02 at 7.15.51 AMWe could go around in endless circles — and on TV and the Internet it is done — about whether the economy and the job market is getting better or whether looks are deceiving.

As far as recruiters are concerned, however, there’s evidence that the act of filling a job has gotten a bit harder over the past year.

That evidence comes from ERE’s State of Recruiting survey; we’re taking a look at the results of that survey in a series of posts on this site.

We asked respondents, “In your opinion, are open jobs easier or harder to fill now vs. last year?”

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The percent of people who said “somewhat harder” (about 35 percent) is more than double the percent of people who said somewhat easier (about 13 percent).

That’s a look back. Next week, I’ll take a look forward at what you expect next year.

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