Hiring managers in fields including accounting firms and technology are having a tough time finding qualified job candidates due in part to employees who fear switching jobs in an uncertain economy, according to a report issued by Robert Half International and CareerBuilder.com.
Among the findings in The 2008 Employment Dynamics and Growth Expectations Report:
The primary recruiting challenge remains a shortage of qualified professionals, according to 59% of hiring managers.
Nearly one in five hiring managers said the impact of higher gas prices and commuting costs is greatly affecting their ability to attract skilled employees.
Recruiting a new full-time employee takes anywhere from four to 14 weeks, on average, depending on the position.
Hiring managers estimate that 43% of the resumes they receive come from unqualified candidates.
Source: Robert Half International, www.rhi.com.