According to a report in AdNews the candidate shortage in marketing and advertising roles can be blamed on employers themselves.
The most recent forecast by Hays Recruiting put the finger on 'the choosy nature' of employers.
Hays' Grahame Doyle told AdNews:
"Employers are very particular aboutthe specific skills set required for each role, which is creating demand for specific skills rather than for generic roles. Employers also seek candidates with experience in their sector, and in most instances are unwilling to comporomise on this factor."And here's the no brainer...
"While they are being precise about their requirements, Doyle said employers will have to be more flexible if they want to fill in roles. "You can't have an endless list of criteria," he said.Exactly. Stop asking applicants stoopid questions and just give them the job THEY CAN DO, damnammit!
But I Want An Interesting Job