Hiring Process: Why Is It So Hard To Hire? – Infographic

With a nationwide unemployment rate of 8.1%, many Americans are having a hard time finding work. Despite this, 3.8 million jobs in the U.S. remain unfilled. It’s a contradiction that one infographic sets out to unravel.

Compiled by SmartRecruiters, a social recruiting platform, it explores the question, “why is it so hard to hire?”

For businesses, the infographic reveals a broken hiring process rife with lags in turnaround and efficiency times, as well as wasted company resources. For job seekers, it shows missed opportunities and lengthy wait times for application processing.

The infographic also offers up solutions linked to social and mobile hiring. For instance, nearly half of respondents said they would be more likely to apply for a job if they could simply send a link to their social profile, rather than update their resume.

Check out these and other interesting tidbits in the infographic above.

Source: Mashable.com, smart recruiters

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