Your staffing problem isn’t your fault, and you’re in very good company.

According to a report released today at the Society for Human Resource Management 2016 Annual Conference & Exposition, This Is Why Finding Talent Is Getting Tougher in 2016:

Recruitment and Skills Survey Report_COVER for website postingKey Skills Lacking Among Job Applicants

More than half (59 percent) of HR professionals reported some level of basic skills deficit among job applicants, and 84 percent reported applied skills shortages in job applicants over the last year.

The most common basic skills deficits employers encountered were:

  • Writing in English (30 percent).
  • Basic computer skills (30 percent).
  • Speaking English (18 percent).
  • Reading comprehension (17 percent).
  • Mathematics (14 percent).

Notably, all industries reported writing in English and basic computer skills as the top two basic skills shortages. The most commonly reported missing applied skills were:

  • Critical thinking and problem-solving (45 percent).
  • Professionalism and work ethic (43 percent).
  • Leadership (35 percent).
  • Written communications (29 percent).
  • Teamwork and collaboration (28 percent).

A higher percentage of HR professionals in the accommodation, food services, retail, finance, real estate, and health and social assistance sectors reported applicants lacking professionalism and work ethic when compared with other industries.

Here at Payday HCM Staffing, we know how to work around these obstacles. We start with a comprehensive database of the most talented workers, match the job with required qualifications, interview applicants, conduct background checks, test skills, and make sure that the applicants we send your way are a good fit for your organization’s culture.

Offer: Hire the first eight hours for free*. We are so confident that you will love Payday HCM Staffing Solutions, we will comp a full day, up to eight hours, on any one regular temp-­to-­hire order or temporary help order (with a minimum of a two­-week assignment).

Give me a call to start accomplishing great things.

By Randy Richardson, General Manager of Payday HCM Staffing, Search & Recruitment Services

Randy Richardson, General Manager of Payday HCM Staffing, Search & Recruitment Services

Randy Richardson

General Manager, Payday HCM

HR Consulting & Staffing Services

Office: 5052555433 x310

Committed to your Success

*Offer limited to one per company. Expires July 31, 2016. Free temp/temp-­to­-hire is valid for up to eight hours of temporary/temp­-to-­hire service by an accounting, administrative, clerical, or customer service position.

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