- A new SAP survey reveals today's top challenges in hiring. WideOpen, a customer strategy consulting company, conducted the survey on behalf of SAP, covering companies with 500 or fewer employees in the retail, healthcare and hospitality markets.
- Nearly 9 out of 10 human resource professionals worldwide feel that identifying qualified candidates is the largest hurdle in recruitment. Another 82% find managing postings on multiple job boards a daunting task.
- 86% of U.S. recruiters and HR pros want to consult with their colleagues when it comes to assessing and evaluating candidates, the survey found.
HR and recruitment professionals are struggling to overcome the skill shortages that rapid industry growth has created. A large share are finding it difficult to handle posting job advertisements on multiple job boards just to get disappointing results. Others are unsure how to categorize jobs so that they can track candidates as they arrive from a wide variety of channels.
It's not exactly an easy time to be a recruiter. Other studies have shown that 34% of those polled were having trouble hiring skilled employees during 2017's second quarter; that's up from 27% in the first quarter. And troubles with hiring can negatively affect company profits.
One way to address these concerns could include tapping into technology like Google for Jobs as a central way of getting more (and better quality) candidate matches. Using the guidelines that Google has created, employers can focus on creating SEO-friendly job postings on their corporate websites where candidates are likely to be searching for work.