A recent report from Indeed shows that within the top 10 developed countries, the U.S. has the most unfilled jobs. According to the research, as noted by a Forbes article, more than a quarter of jobs posted online in the U.S. remain unfilled after 60 days.
The skills gap is partially to blame, but there is also a low interest in some occupations that do not require highly-skilled individuals that keeps jobs open longer. In some cases, higher wages, work-life flexibility or other perks would help to fill these positions, but many employers have been hesitant to offer these since the recession – and it’s hurting their productivity.
It can be hard for companies to fill niche positions, especially if they don’t have an internal recruitment department. The job of hiring might fall on the back of a department manager who is already over-worked. Even for companies with dedicated recruiters, many of them are specialized – for instance, in hiring engineers, but not accounts payable or other office specialists.
What can a business do to fill jobs that sit on job boards for months at a time? And what is the cost of letting them sit unfilled?
As a staffing and recruitment company, we have to take this opportunity to advocate for ourselves. Our expert recruiters are trained in very specific industries to efficiently source candidates; to strategically interview and to make great matches between promising employees and top companies.
The result? Lower time-to-fill ratios (and a better chance at getting your top candidate); less wasted resources (your people can spend their time doing their jobs); and overall higher productivity.
If you are one of the majority of companies with unfilled jobs, gathering cobwebs somewhere on the internet – please give us a call. Good employees are out there, and we can help you find them.