Now that we established that 2014 is tougher than 2013, let’s take a look at 2015.
ERE’s State of Recruiting survey suggests that recruiting will only increase in difficulty in 2015.
We asked, “In your opinion, will open jobs be easier or harder to fill next year vs. now”?
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In response, 30 percent said “somewhat harder” and only 11 percent said “somewhat easier.” (Another 53 percent envision it about the same.)
It’s already taking longer to fill jobs (about 22 days, up from about 16 days). Among the fields and industries getting a lot of ink about their supply of labor — or lack of it: manufacturing; skilled trades; aerospace and defense; energy; nursing; home healthcare workers; general practice (not specialist) doctors; as well as “STEM” (science/technology/engineering/math) jobs, though that’s controversial; and construction jobs (though that’s controversial too).