More and more managers are complaining about the lack of talent and skilled employees. Unlike just a few years ago when an ad attracted few candidates, job boards and HR bins are filled with resumes and applications. The problem is these- few of them are qualified. And the few that are? Well, they are demanding higher wages, more benefits and growth opportunities.
According to the 2006 Employment Dynamics and Growth Expectations Report (developed by Robert Half International and CareerBuilder.com) 55 percent of hiring managers surveyed in 2005 said it was difficult to find qualified candidates. Eighty-one percent said recruiting in 2006 has been equally or more challenging. More than half blamed the problem on a shortage of qualified professionals. In response, two in five hiring managers plan to increase starting salaries.
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