Job Recruiters Overlook Qualified Applicants
Jobs & Hires
By Charlene Cooper
Many businesses continue to have a hard time finding qualified candidates for high-skilled jobs in technology, engineering, health care and various other fields. That coupled with companies not wanting to create new jobs due to economic doubt, keeps unemployment high.
A survey from job search engine Beyond.com says that part of the reason for high unemployment rates is the problem of poor communication. The survey found that this keeps human resource officials from finding qualified candidates.
Job descriptions tend to be either too unclear or too specific, making it difficult for HR staff to decide whether applicants are qualified or not. This results in staffers disqualifying those who may actually be highly qualified for positions.
Rich Milgram, CEO of Beyond.com, told USA Today that staffers are not quite sure what hiring managers really want.
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