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Hiring delays limit Canadian business growth

Posted by Rowan O'Grady, Hays Canada President, on Thursday, Jan 8, 2015

Salary Guide 2015 infographic hiring trendsIt is taking up to six months to fill crucial roles, according to Hays 2015 Salary Guide survey respondents, and this delay is limiting productivity and increasing pressure on the current workforce.

As noted by the Huffington Post, employers are already risking employee burnout by limiting headcount and increasing organizational objectives, so these extra delays in hiring is adding additional strain to an already stretched Canadian workforce.

Few employers are prepared for the time it takes to recruit ideal candidates and are experiencing new recruitment challenges which are adding to the current pressure to find the right talent. Predominantly, employers vie for senior management professionals with niche skill sets and say it takes two to six months to find them. Fifty–two per cent of employers say they are feeling a large to an extremely large amount of pressure to recruit quickly, which results in the wrong hire.

Seventy–five per cent of employers say traditional challenges such as the skills shortage and salary levels are causing recruitment challenges, however, over 50 per cent of employers are noting company reputation and low company profile as being key factors impacting their recruitment.

Companies cannot afford to wait to advertise, particularly when a job becomes available. Build an employer brand strategy aligned with your internal recruitment efforts that supports future hiring plans and alleviates added pressure when it comes time to hire staff.

Learn more in the Hays 2015 Canada Salary Guide. Request your copy now.

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