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Posted Rowan O'Grady, Hays Canada President, on Thursday, Jan 29, 2015
The number one most challenging role for employers to fill is senior managers, across all industries and regions. What can you do to improve your career opportunities, and how can employers attract more of the candidates they need?
More than half of employers say company reputation and low company profile are key factors affecting their recruitment, but are companies doing enough to improve their employer branding?
It is taking Canadian employers two to six months to find senior management professionals, and many companies are not 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.
Candidates looking for their next career move should ensure they have the management experience being sought. Even if you're not currently looking for a new role, asking your employer for stretch assignments and opportunities to manage teams or projects will help you achieve long-term success.
Employers need to build an employer brand strategy aligned with internal recruitment efforts that supports future hiring plans and alleviates added pressure when it comes time to hire staff. 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.
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