With an unemployment rate of 8.1% nationwide, many Americans are having a hard time finding work. And yet, 3.8 million jobs in the U.S. remain unfilled – a contradiction one infographic by SmartRecruiters sets out to unravel as they explore 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, missed opportunities and lengthy wait times for application processing are on display.
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.
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Anita has extensive experience in print, broadcast and online media. She previously held reporting positions with The Toronto Star and The Globe and Mail, two of Canada’s largest newspapers. She has also worked as a research assistant for The New Yorker’s Beijing Bureau, and as an on-air reporter for CTV Ottawa, a local television station in Canada’s capital city.
Anita holds a Master of Journalism from Carleton University and an Honours Bachelor of Arts in international relations, Asia-Pacific studies and English from Trinity College at the University of Toronto.