The job market is so good, candidates aren’t even showing up for interviews

In the past year, people in human resource departments have seen a sharp increase in the amount of job seekers who schedule a time to be interviewed but then do not show up when the date and time arrive. This could be due to the US unemployment rate dipping to its biggest low for the first time in 18 years. Job candidates have far more choices now which often lead to abrupt changes in their search for employment.

Reflect on these key points:

  • 1Recently, one hiring person set up 21 interviews and only 11 of the scheduled candidates deigned to show up.
  • 2This sort of situation may be becoming endemic, as the U.S. unemployment rate has bottomed out to its lowest number in 18 years.
  • 3One hiring pro believes that the interview bailing is more prevalent for the lower positions.

“In an effort to curb the problem, recruiters have been changing their tactics and moving through the hiring process faster.”

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