(By MATT DEUTSCH)
That last fact is evidenced by a recent poll by The Wall Street Journal and Vistage International. That poll indicated that over 30% of small business owners and chief executives had unfilled job openings in July because they couldn’t find applicants with the right skills or experience.
Independent, third-party recruiters have accounts with both large and small companies. It doesn’t matter the size; if a company is having trouble finding the candidates they need, they’ll pay a recruiter’s fee in order to find them.
That’s because the cost of having the position open is greater than paying a recruiter to find a good candidate to fill the position.
What’s been your experience? Do you have accounts with large companies, smaller companies, or both? Are they both having trouble finding the right candidates? What are the differences between the two? Does one group drag their feet more than the other?
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(Matt Deutsch, the Communications Coordinator at Top Echelon, is a regular contributor to the Top Echelon Recruiter Training Blog.)
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