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Hiring Paralysis

Hiring Paralysis

“Open Jobs and Good Candidates, but Employers Won’t Commit.” That was the headline of a front page story in The New York Times yesterday.

It cites a U.S. Department of Labor study which found that unfilled positions are now staying open for an average of 23 business days compared to just 15 business days four years ago.

While this situation may be caused by skill shortages in the workforce, the author of the article, Catherine Campbell, opines that “for a large majority of positions where candidates are plentiful, the bigger problem seems to be a sort of hiring paralysis.”

So, what do you think? Are employers taking longer to fill their openings and, if so, are their delays hurting your business?

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