Companies today are struggling to find talent with the right skills, despite the amount of available job seekers. While many experts blame a lack of skills on the worker side, recent research indicates that the difference between how employers and job seekers think and behave is contributing to the problem. In other words, there is a fundamental gap between how recruiters search for new employees and how job seekers search for jobs. This gap is causing missed opportunities for both sides.
Here are five areas where the disconnect between recruiters and job seekers is most apparent:
1. Job-search sources: Job seekers use an average of five sources in their job searches, including job boards, the company career site, social media, search engines and peer networks. Recruiters tend to be creatures of habit when it comes to sourcing. They usually use one or two tried-and-true sources. However, by not using every possible outlet to connect with job seekers, they may miss out on quality employees….
Bridging the gap between job seekers and recruiters …